Financial Well Being: Using Shambhala Principles to Uplift Your Relationship with Money

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Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Teacher : Shastri Joanne Martin Braun
Price per person: $125
Patron Price: $175

Financial WellBeing:

Using Shambhala Principles to Uplift Your Relationship with Money

Money can be a challenging aspect of life, regardless of your income level. Uncertainty, anxiety, habitual patterns, debt, and difficult family relationships can all undermine a healthy financial life.  

The Shambhala teachings provide profound instruction on how to connect with the fundamental richness of our lives. They also give us principles through which we can bring that goodness into practical aspects of our daily experience - such as our finances.

In this 6-week class, you will learn a simple but powerful system of financial tools and practices designed to help change your financial story and create new ways of relating with money. Through gentleness, mindfulness and precision, you'll develop real relaxation around money and to create financial clarity and strength.

This course is best done by participating in the live weekly classes. However, since that is not always possible, the talks will be recorded and the homework assignments available for those who miss a class or are unable to attend the live classes at all.

In addition to the live weekly meetings, the course includes mindfulness exercises, structured activities, and discussion.

No personal financial information need be shared in this course.

Please note: If the tuition is out of reach financially, you are welcome to offer what you can, with the idea that you will “pay it forward.” Strengthening your financial picture you will then help someone else in the future! 

​Live meetings are on Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8pm EST. Meeting dates are October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29, and December 6Readings and assignments can be done at your convenience. This course can also be taken entirely by recorded video.

Recommended Texts

The course will draw on selected readings from

  • Work, Sex, and Money by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
  • The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist

About the teacher

Joanne Martin BraunJoanne Martin Braun, Ph.D. currently does online training and financial coaching through the Financial WellBeing Center. She brings a unique combination of experience to this work. After painfully realizing how very little she knew about money (!) she became interested in bringing together a Shambhala inspired view with financial training. The result has been the Financial WellBeing Programs, which she has taught for the the past 15 years.

A senior Shambhala teacher, Joanne recently retired as the Regional Director of Northern California Shambhala. She has also been a trainer in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Communications for numerous organizations. Some of her organizational clients have included Silicon Graphics, University of California, Kaiser Permanente, Charles Schwab, St. Joseph’s Medical, and Sun Microsystems.

When Does the Class Meet?

Readings and assignments can be done at your convenience. ​Live meetings are on Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8pm EST. Meeting dates are October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29, and December 6.

How Much Time Does it Take?

Expect to spend at least an hour each week on the course in addition to the class time. Allow yourself time to do the readings, practices and other assignments. It’s a good idea to schedule the time on your calendar as you would for a face-to-face class.

Registration Options

1) Regular Amount. The regular course rate is $125. 

3) Patron. The Patron rate of $175 supports our efforts to connect teachers and learners through online programs. In particular, it helps us offer the generosity policy to those in need.

4) Generosity Policy. We want to make the teachings available to all and will work with you to ensure your participation. Click on the Request a Discount link, just above the Register Now button, to get a discount code to use at checkout.

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PLEASE NOTE: Prices are in US Dollars . Request a discount before you register to allow for exchange rates or other discounts.

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