Way of Shambhala I: Wisdom in Everyday Life
with Marcy Henry-Fink & Joel Wachbrit
Prerequisites: Fearlessness in Everyday Life (FIEL). It is also highly recommended that students have taken Shambhala Training Level Five.
Meditation uncovers our wisdom. This wisdom is always present, and can be applied to transform confused situations and emotions into effective actions. No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path. The challenges of daily life become opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action.
Students will receive essential instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into wisdom as they arise. They are introduced to the qualities of a master warrior whose vastness of mind and skills in enriching the world are fully manifested. Here the practitioner is introduced to the vajrayana teachings of Buddhism, which reveal the sacredness of the phenomenal world.
Please note that there will be an additional $13 materials fee.
WIEL is the last class in the Way of Shambhala 1 Series: http://la.shambhala.org/what-we-offer/the-way-of-shambhala/
Marcy Henry Fink has been a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 1977. Trained in both the sciences and the arts, she has been a stress management consultant for Boeing, and has worked with a start-up company that uses biofeedback and mindfulness/awareness exercises as tools for dealing with stress. As a member of the Los Angeles Buddhist and Interfaith Councils she worked for many years with the diverse religious communities in Los Angeles. She is a senior teacher and former Director of Education at SMCLA and travels frequently to teach.
Joel Wachbrit has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism for 22 years. His most recent post was co-director of SMCLA, the last of many positions he has held since starting out stuffing envelopes in 1989. Joel composes music for TV and film and is an accomplished guitarist. He is married and has three boys – one canine and two feline.