WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Contentment in Everyday Life (Huntington Beach)

with Shastri Marilyn Moore & Faradee Rudy

September 3rd—October 1st (2013)

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  • $125.00 Program Price
  • $100.00 Patron Price
  • $25.00
Room: SHAMBHALA - Offsite Location

*Once you have registered, you will receive an e-mail with the address, phone number and directions for the exact Huntington Beach location of the class.

Contentment is hard to find.  We usually think contentment is found in things, achievements or experiences.  With meditation practice, we learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences.  In this Way of Shambhala course we begin to understand why experience is often habitual and full of discontent and suffering.  And most importantly, we learn how difficult emotions and the challenges of life can be met with gentleness, steadiness and humor.

This is a public class open to all, but is especially recommended for people who have taken Shambhala Training Level Two. This is the second class in our core curriculum Way of Shambhala - but it may also be taken independently.  The class includes meditation instructions, talks, periods of meditation practice, discussion, and a variety of contemplative practice activities.  A range of learning aids are used, including simple instructions, experiential exercises and strong community support.

Marilyn Moore first came in contact with Shambhala in 1997 and is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She has experienced retirement three times in the past few years: first from her position as Director of SMCLA; then from a lengthy career working in an art gallery; and, most recently, retiring as SMCLA Head of Practice. Currently, Marilyn is co-coordinating twice-weekly meditation sessions at the Center for Living Peace in Irvine. As the mother of three grown children who no longer live close to home, she is grateful for the basic goodness of technology and uses Skype on a regular basis.

Faradee Rudy has been an active member of the Shambhala Community for the last twelve years. She began attending programs at the Toronto Shambhala Center in 2001 and lived at Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado from 2004 to 2008. From 2008 to August of 2011, Faradee was the Executive Director of the Center for Living Peace in Orange County. She recently returned to school and is studying Interior Design at the Interior Designer’s Institute in Newport Beach. She also currently holds the position of Director of Societal Health and Wellbeing at SMCLA.

SMCLA Generosity Policy

The Shambhala Center remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our members and program participants, and one of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one should be prevented from participating in programs for lack of funds. At the same time, the Center relies on the revenue from program participants to cover the cost of each program and of keeping our doors open. For programs where there is a set price, if the program price is an obstacle for you, please offer as much of the program price as you can. The suggested minimum, based on the Center’s costs, is 50% of the program price. You may type in the amount on the registration page and pay accordingly. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price of the program, and provides support to the Shambhala Center. If you have any questions, please email la@shambhala.org.

Program Cancellation Policy

If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your class (and have already paid), you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $15. If you cancel between 1 to 7 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Los Angeles to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to arrival.

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