Introductory Dharma Talk: Cheerful in the Morning

with Bill Bothwell

May 3rd (2012)

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    Room: EAGLE ROCK SHAMBHALA- Main Shrine Room

    Daily life greets us every morning with the prospect of what we have to do, where we are expected to go, what tasks we have yet to complete, and a plethora of other challenges and opportunities.  Do we wake up anxious about what awaits us? Or do we joyfully arise to meet the day with inquisitiveness and confidence?

    Meditation provides a way to relax and open to the demands and possibilities of our lives.  Through the practice of meditation we can discover our cheerfulness and overcome hesitation.

    Bill Bothwell is a senior student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, an accomplished lawyer and musician, and father to three young adults. He has studied and practiced the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings for over 35 years and has taught Shambhala Training levels for over 20 years.

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