Contentment in Everyday Life

with Paul Benson

October 15th—November 12th

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  • $175 Contributor Price
  • $150 Program Price
  • $35 Deposit
  • Amount after scholarship (from form)
Room: Main Shrine Room

Scholarships available—see below.

We are often looking for satisfaction and contentment outside of ourselves. But when we get what we want, somehow it's not enough and we're off chasing the next thing that we think will bring us happiness and peace. However, true contentment is always right here, right now — if we could just learn to relax and tune into it. 

Contentment in Everyday Life is a five-week course offering an experiential training in contentment, as well as an exploration of the obstacles or challenges to experiencing simplicity, gentleness and mindfulness in everyday life. The course responds with practical answers to the question "How can I bring the contentment of meditation into my everyday life?"

Through talks, guided meditation, contemplation, and discussion, we gain understanding of unconditional contentment and explore the obstacles to experiencing simplicity and nowness. This course is beneficial to new and experienced meditators alike.

Prerequisites: None. This course can be taken as a follow-up to Meditation in Everyday Life, but completion of Meditation in Everyday Life is not required. 

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.  

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

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.