WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Meditation in Everyday Life

with Dr. David Dubin & Cynthia MacKay

June 19th—July 17th (2012)

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  • $100.00 Program Price
  • $75.00 Patron Price
Room: EAGLE ROCK SHAMBHALA- Main Shrine Room

Meditation in Everyday Life is the first course in our program The Way of Shambhala. (http://la.shambhala.org/what-we-offer/the-way-of-shambhala/)

Have you ever been curious about meditation? Or wished you could meditate more regularly? Designed for people living in the modern world, this course provides students with introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. By deepening our experience and understanding of ourselves through peaceful abiding meditation, we more fully become who we are already are with our innate stability, strength, and clarity.

The course will provide an opportunity to learn and deepen one’s understanding of meditation, with practical suggestions for establishing a sitting practice in the midst of our speedy lives. Each class will include periods of guided meditation, talks and discussion of the challenges mediators face in meditation practice.

David Dubin is a former Emergency Room physician and clinical professor of outpatient medicine at Boston University. He is a long-time student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and is a senior teacher of Shambhala Buddhist meditation. His medical practice is exclusively limited to neurofeedback. Dr. Dubin has offices at the Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine in Santa Monica and in Beverly Hills.

Cynthia MacKay has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for over 20 years. She has traveled extensively through Asia receiving teachings from many other renowned Buddhist teachers, including the 17th Karmapa. Cynthia is now following in her teacher’s footsteps by running marathons. She is enjoying working with runners now that Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s new book has come out, “Running With the Mind of Meditation”.

Please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or scented products to the LA Shambhala Center as some of our participants have severe scent-related allergies.

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.

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

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Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles offers a rich array of ongoing meditation programs free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →