Sunday, December 31, 2017
Information is for Centre and Group Registration only.
This option is for you if you have a local facilitator(s) and plan to hold weekly or weekend classes at your centre. Facilitators will show the talks and guide participants through discussions, dyads and other activities. The start and end dates are up to the Centre. Individuals will register and pay through your Centre, and you will set them as participants. You will register with Shambhala Online using your Centre or Group's Shambhala account. (Click here for information on creating an account.)
Course Fee: $250 for Centres; $200 for Groups.
NOTE: This fee covers your subscription through December 31, 2017.
A 5-week Interactive Course
Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. We dare to face life and death as they are. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goes beyond the emotions of hope and fear to experience equanimity.
This course is open to all. No previous experience with meditation is required. Class size is limited to ensure a satisfying learning experience.
Prerequisites for this Course
Joy in Everyday Life and Contentment in Everyday Life courses.
About the Teacher
Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, PhD, is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition who has been leading meditation retreats since 1976. He is a member of Naropa University’s core faculty and the author of Natural Wakefulness: Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With. Additionally, his article, “Making Friends with Ourselves,” was selected for inclusion in The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 and his essay “No Color, All Colors” appears in the book, Mindful Politics.
How the Course Works
- The course leader or coordinator registers on behalf of the group with your Centre or Group Shambhala account. (Follow these instructions for creating an account.)
- Individuals generally register for the course with your Centre or Group.
- Participants seeking access to course materials should contact the course leader/coordinator.
Most centres use the Way of Shambhala online resources primarily for the recorded talks, and will convene weekly classes that include:
- Registering individual participants;
- Viewing the talk;
- Using dyads to explore individuals' understanding;
- Engaging in discussion about the topics;
- Confirming participants so that their practice record reflects completion of the course.
Your program coordinator/course leader will follow the guidelines and manuals offered by the Office of Practice and Education. Please note that the Centre or Group is responsible for participants. For those who miss a class, you may share the Centre's log in info with a participant, arrange for a repeat showing, or allow an excused absence. Shambhala Online will not provide access to the materials for individual use.
Questions or concerns? Please write to [email protected].