Meditation in Everyday Life

February 3rd—March 3rd

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  • $150.00 Enriching
  • $130.00 Sustaining
  • Pay what you can afford
Room: Outside venue; see description

This course is designed for new and returning meditators looking for an accessible venue to explore and deepen mindfulness-awareness meditation. Meditation in Everyday Life can also serve as an adjunct to the Shambhala Training series.

This Meditation in Everyday Life course is being hosted by the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York, with the Albany Shambhala Center offering the event hybrid.

"By making a deep connection to the present moment and understanding our mind through the practice of meditation, we learn to make friends with ourselves…"

It is important to acknowledge that we are still adjusting to our "new normal" while reckoning with the extraordinary year we just lived through. This is the perfect moment to take stock of our lives and re-engage with the world in a more mindful way.

While meditation has many proven benefits, it is important to establish a consistent personal practice. This five-part course is designed to help new meditators learn the basics of mindfulness meditation practice and how to bring its benefits into their daily lives. It is also helpful for more experienced meditators in stabilizing and deepening their practice and daily discipline.

By combining technique and view in a setting of support and community, Meditation In Everyday Life provides you with all the tools you need to establish a strong meditation practice.

By establishing a consistent meditation practice, we learn to relax and simply be with whatever is going on in our lives. Over time, meditation helps us cultivate stability, gentleness, humor and courage in the face of all the complexities we experience — our jobs, relationships and all aspects of daily life — so that we can bring sanity, clarity and compassion into our world, expanding outward to our friends, family, neighbors and society as a whole.

Meditation In Everyday Life consists of 5 classes addressing the following areas:

Class 1: Peaceful Abiding and Basic Goodness
Class 2: Mindfulness, Awareness and Gathering the Mind
Class 3: Obstacles & Antidotes: Working With Thoughts
Class 4: Genuine Heart of Sadness
Class 5: Everyday Life and Enlightened Society

Give yourself the gift of meditation and infuse your life and the lives of those around you with compassion, caring and kindness.

Meditation in Everyday Life is the first class in the Shambhala Training curriculum. The Shambhala Training path is a secular course of practice and study suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, and open to people of any spiritual tradition. This comprehensive overview of mindfulness meditation and contemplative living practices presents the profound, simple and incredibly relevant view that when we foster a more awake and compassionate relationship with ourselves and with others, we are creating a more awake and compassionate world.

Open to all. Zoom information will be sent prior to the class. If price is an obstacle, pay what you can afford. Registration is limited so please register soon! 

Please register in advance; last minute registrants run the risk of not receiving their Zoom link in time to attend.