This Information is for Center 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 Center. Facilitators will show the talks and guide participants through discussions, dyads and other activities. The start and end dates are up to the Center. Individuals will register and pay through your Center, and you will set them as participants. You will register with Shambhala Online using your Center or Group's Shambhala account. (Click here for information on creating an account.)
Course Fee: $300 for Centers; $200 for Groups.
NOTE: There is now a "one-time" fee for this course. It no longer needs to be purchased each year!
A 5-week Interactive Course
Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation and contemplation practice, we can relax with ourselves as we are and appreciate simple human experience. Difficult emotions and the challenges of life can be met with gentleness, mindfulness and inquisitiveness.
This second course in the Way of Shambhala curriculum, led by Acharya Eve Rosenthal will provide an opportunity to learn and deepen one’s understanding of meditation, with practical suggestions for establishing a sitting practice in the midst of our speedy lives
This course is open to all. No previous experience with meditation is required.
About the Teacher
Acharya Eve Rosenthal became a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, founder of Shambhala and Naropa University, in 1973. She served as Resident Director of Shambhala Training at the New York City Shambhala Center in the mid-eighties. During this period Eve began to teach the dharma. The Sakyong empowered her as a senior teacher in 2005, conferring upon her the title of Acharya. In 2011, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche appointed her “Chair of the Acharya Council.”
She travels widely to teach on meditation, Shambhala and Buddhist principles, leading programs and retreats for the public as well as advanced practitioners. Founder of Shambhala Online, she has worked in technology on Wall Street and as a university professor. She is a long time practitioner and instructor of Tai Chi Chuan, and lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
How the Course Works
- The course leader or coordinator registers on behalf of the group with your Center or Group Shambhala account. (Follow these instructions for creating an account.)
- Individuals generally register for the course with your Center 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.
The program coordinator/course leader has the option of using the discussion topics, dialogue guidelines and other exercises and assignments found in the courseware. They are also welcome to follow the guidelines and manuals offered by the Office of Practice and Education. Please note that the Center or Group is responsible for participants. For those who miss a class, you may arrange for a repeat showing, or allow an excused absence. Shambhala Online will not provide access to the materials for individual use.