Contentment in Everyday Life: I'm Good Just As I Am

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin & William O'Brien

July 13th—August 3rd

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  • $150 Program Price
  • $120 Member Price
  • $180 Patron Price
Room: West Loop Shambhala Center, 37 N. Carpenter St.


None. This course is open to everyone.


4 Meetings:
Saturday, July 13 -- 10am-4pm
Thursday, July 18 -- 7-9pm
Thursday, July 25 -- 7-9pm
Saturday, Aug 3 -- 10am-4pm


Contentment in Everyday Life: I'm good just as I am

This class is for anyone who struggles with appreciating yourself as you are.  Together we will explore what it means to be genuinely content and complete as human beings.

Can difficult emotions and the challenges of life be met with curiosity, steadiness, and humor?  Do we already have everything we need to live our lives with simplicity free of self-aggression? The foundational views of the Buddhist teachings of the 4 Noble Truths and the Shambhala warrior principle of unconditional confidence will be the basis for our discoveries.

This course will begin with a day of meditation and study, (Saturday, July 13) providing the means for daily experimentation for the following weeknight sessions (Thursday, July 18 & 25), culminating with a final day (Saturday, Aug. 3) of study and dedication of the merit of our practice. 

Each class includes guided meditation, contemplations, short presentations and time for discussion about how the material relates to our daily lives.


Prerequisite: None
Recommended: Meditation in Everyday Life; Shambhala Training Levels I, II.


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