Contentment in Everyday Life

with Jennifer Yarbro & Chris Kreeger

October 17th—November 14th

Date details +
    Price:
  • $175 Contributor Price
  • $150 Program Price
  • $35 Deposit
  • Amount after scholarship (from form)
Room: Secondary Shrine Room/Classroom

Open to All  

This course is suitable for new and returning meditators. “Contentment” is the second course in Shambhala Training and can be taken as a follow-up to Meditation in Everyday Life (optional).

About Contentment in Everyday Life

Whether we’re over-eating, over-spending, over-Netflixing, or just plain overwhelmed, the swirl of our minds can begin to confuse what’s clear, simple, and profoundly rewarding: the present moment.

The heart of meditation practice is learning to rest in the present moment and find contentment with what is going on around us.

Irritation may always arise, but when we interpret these thoughts and feelings as cold hard facts to be acted upon, dissatisfaction devours our time and energy, and life becomes a chore.

Contentment in Everyday Life offers an experiential training in learning to appreciate what is in front of us and relate to our world with curiosity and friendliness. 

In this course, students will continue to learn basic mindfulness meditation and receive the Shambhala Contentment Contemplation to study and practice. Through guided meditation, talks, contemplation, and group discussion, we gain an understanding of unconditional contentment and start to appreciate the lives we have already. 

Throughout the course, we will deepen our comfort with our natural state of being to feel a simple worthiness that makes life less forced and more enjoyable.

About Shambhala Training

Contentment in Everyday Life is the second course in Shambhala Training, a complete path of classes and retreats that provides a comprehensive overview of mindfulness meditation and contemplative living techniques. 

Shambhala Training presents profound, simple and incredibly relevant teachings on how we can bring our meditation practice into every facet of daily life.



Program Fee

The Baltimore Shambhala Center relies on program registration fees, as well as on donations, to be able to cover our operating expenses, including the monthly rent. We very much value your paying the registration fee for this program, if you are able to afford this amount.  

Scholarships

We want anyone who wishes to study meditation and to experience the Shambhala view of basic goodness to be able to do so. Scholarships are available so that our programs are open to anyone, regardless of what tuition amount they are able to afford. (See link below if your are in need of a scholarship for this program. Scholarship requests are processed online, so that there is no delay in registration.)

A $35 deposit is requested if you can not pay the full program fee now (unless you are requesting a scholarship). If requesting a scholarship, please go to scholarship page before registering. 

Diversity

It is our objective to increase diversity at the Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center to better reflect our diverse community. To monitor our progress over time, we would like to collect information on the racial identity of participants. Providing this information, which will be tallied anonymously, is optional.

To enter this information, please click on this link.