A 5-week Interactive Course
Joy In Everyday Life (Lion) follows Contentment in Everyday Life in the Way of Shambhala class series. If you are also taking the Shambhala Training weekends, it expands the meditation experience of Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World.
As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. Joining gentleness with discipline leads to a sense of joy. The mahayana teachings on compassion can become the inspiration for a life of bravery and freedom from doubt.
About the Teacher
Shastri Holly Gayley teaches courses on Buddhism in the Religious Studies department at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has been a practitioner of meditation in the Shambhala community since 1992 and regularly leads meditation workshops. Holly enjoys traveling to nomadic areas of Tibet for her research on contemporary Buddhist movements and trekking in the Himalayas and Rocky Mountains with her dogs, Buster and Poky.
Reading List for this course
Ruling Your World, Ancient Strategies for Modern Life, Sakyong Mipham, Harmony, 2006
The Places That Scare You, Pema Chodron, Element, 2013
About Our Courses
The Way of Shambhala courses are designed for those who don’t live near a Shambhala Center, or who need a particular course in order to continue on the path. Each course in the series features a senior Shambhala teacher, an online community of participants, and facilitation by an experienced course leader. Over 6 to 8 weeks, course participants view recorded teachings, then gather in the online learning environment to discuss, contemplate and engage in exercises aimed at deepening their understanding.
When Does the Class Meet?
The course is asynchronous. You may view the recorded talks at your convenience. The recommended schedule is to view one talk each week and complete the associated readings and exercises in the module. There are 5 talks; the course is open for 8 weeks.
Please note that an important aspect of the course involves meeting with another course participant for dialogue. You can arrange live meetings via telephone, an online meeting forum such as Skype, or in person.
How Much Time Does it Take?
Most participants spend 2 to 3 hours per week on the course. The talks average 45 minutes in length. Allow yourself time to do the readings, meditation 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.
1) Early Bird Discount. The Early Bird course rate of $99 is available until 2 weeks before the course begins. To take the discount at registration, enter the following coupon code: OGJPHZ.
2) Regular Amount. The regular course rate of $150 applies 2 weeks prior to the start date.
3) Patron. The Patron rate of $200 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 before clicking on the Register Now button, to receive a coupon code to use at checkout.
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Meditation Instructors and Shambhala Guides, please see Shambhala Educator Resources to register for a Study/Review version of this course.