Meditation in Everyday Life

September 7th—October 5th

Date details +
    Price:
  • £110 Full Price
  • £95 Early Bird
  • £20 Deposit
Room: London meditation hall

“It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don’t we think about training our mind? Working with our mind and emotional states can help us in any activity in which we engage" Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

 While meditation has many benefits, establishing a consistent personal practice can be extremely challenging for both new and experienced meditators alike. In that spirit, Shambhala London offer Meditation in Everydaylife - a five week course aimed at anyone who is new to meditation, interested in refreshing their meditation practice or curious about Shambhala and what we offer.

The focus is on providing complete training in Mindfulness Meditation and to help new and experienced meditators alike develop a regular practice and bring the benefits of mindfulness meditation to their daily lives. By forming a habit of meditation, we learn to relax and simply be with whatever is going on in our lives. Over time, this helps us to cultivate the stability, strength, and energy to approach the complexities of our lives - our jobs, relationships, and activities - with a greater sense of clarity, purpose and relaxation.

Class topics:

Class 1: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
Class 2: Gathering the mind and feeling our emotions
Class 3: Obstacles to regular practice and how to respond to them
Class 4: Making deeper connections in daily life
Class 5: Meditation and the vision of an enlightened society

 “By meditation here we mean something very basic and simple that is not tied to any one culture. We are talking about a very basic act: sitting on the ground, assuming a good posture, and developing a sense of our spot, our place on this earth. This is the means of rediscovering ourselves and our basic goodness, the means to tune ourselves in to genuine reality, without any expectations or preconceptions.” Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

 This course is interactive and experiential. Each class will include:

  • Mindfulness and Awareness Meditation Practice
  • Talks on the key themes
  • Guided instruction
  • Open discussion activities
  • One-to-one meditation interviews (if requested)

You will recieve a sourcebook and a copy of 'Turning the Mind into an Ally' by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. It is strongly reccomended you read these as the course progresses. In order to benefit fully from the course you should be able to make a commitment to practie regularly during the week between classes.

A concession fee of £70 is available for those earning below £17,000 per annum and a concession fee of £60 is available for those earning below £12,000 (including full time students).  Please contact [email protected] to apply for a concession.

The early bird registration fee of £95 is available until 31 August after which time the fee will be £110. 

 

Additional Information

Timings: Arrival 7.15pm, start 7:30pm, finish 9:30pm 
We will serve some light refreshments at the end of each evening, we hope you can join us.