Saturday 19 January 2019 (14:00 -16:00)
Saturday 26 January 2019 (14:00 -16:00)
Saturday 2 February 2019 (14:00 -16:00)
Saturday 9 February 2019 (14:00 -16:00)
Saturday 16 February 2019 (14:00 -16:00)
Joy in Everyday Life is a 5-week course exploring the meaning of joy and the "windhorse" of personal energy and inspiration. The course introduces Mahayana Buddhist teachings, to experience how awakening our heart and extending loving-kindness to others also arouses our personal inspiration. This cheerful, perky, joy provides the inspiration and energy to go forward on the journey of compassion and warriorship.
This is the 3rd class in the Way of Shambhala curriculum (after Contentment in Everyday Life). It offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of an enlightened society created through mindfulness-awareness meditation, and how the stability and wisdom cultivated through this practice can expand to benefit the world around us.
Class 1, January 19th: Introducing Joy
Class 2, 26th: Awakened Heart
Class 3, February 2nd: The Trap of Doubt
Class 4, 9th: Compassion in Action: The Paramitas
Class 5, 16th: Discipline and the Virtues of the Higher Realms
Prerequisite: Meditation in Everyday Life and/or Contentment in Everyday Life or Shambhala Training Weekend 1
Recommended: Shambhala Training Levels I, II & III
Please plan on attending each session of the program. The first and last classes are especially important.
The fee for the classes is 1000 Baht per person, which includes the reading/study material.
About the Way of Shambhala:
The Way of Shambhala is composed of Shambhala Training Levels I-V, each followed by a five-week course that expands upon what was offered in the weekend and brings the practice of meditation into everyday life.
Joy in Everyday Life is the third of the five weekly courses that accompany the Shambhala Training levels. It is recommended either before or after Shambhala Training Level III, but Joy in Everyday Life can be taken on its own.
Over the course of a year, the Way of Shambhala introduces the entire Shambhala path. This series offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing the ways in which meditation can impact our daily lives, and from there, how the sanity of meditation can expand to impact our community and our whole society. Please click here for a full description and chart of the Way of Shambhala.
Please plan on attending each session of the program if you sign up. You will be asked to make a non-refundable deposit of 250 Baht to confirm your reservation, which will be used to prepare the course materials so you have it when we begin. If you don't register in advance, you may still attend the first class, but you will not be able to receive the reading materials until the 2nd week, so you'll have to catch up on the reading/study material. Anyone who doesn't attend the first class will not be able to come to the other classes.