Contentment in Everyday Life

with Acharya Orhun Cercel

October 26th—November 23rd (2017)

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  • £110 Full Price
  • £95 Early Bird
Room: London meditation hall

"Through the practice of meditation, we discover that goodness, strength, and wisdom are inherent in our own mind and being.  Having gained this insight, we are able to maneuver through life with courage, intelligence, and compassion.  Daily life becomes an opportunity to further cultivate these qualities. "
                                          -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Contentment in Everyday Life is a 5-week course offering experiential training in contentment, as well as an exploration of the obstacles or challenges to experiencing simplicity, gentleness and mindfulness in everyday life. The course responds with practical suggestions to the question "How can I bring the contentment of meditation into my everyday life?"

This is the second of our 'Way of Shambhala' meditation training courses, and so is open to beginners as well as those with previous training in mindfulness and meditation Each evening will include: Meditation instruction, interactive exercises, meditation practice and a talk on the key theme.

Class topics:

Class 1: Introducing Contentment: "Friendliness towards yourself"
Class 2: Contemplating Contentment: "Nowness"
Class 3: Suffering & The Four Noble Truths: "Meeting Suffering with Gentleness"
Class 4: Working with Emotions & Buddhist Psychology
Class 5: The Confidence of Contentment

You will receive a source-book and a copy of 'Ruling your World' by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. It is strongly recommended you read these as the course progresses. In order to benefit fully from the course you should be able to make a commitment to practise regularly during the week between classes.

Acharya Orhun Cercel has been meditating since 1990 and is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. His varied career has taken him from investment banking to psychotherapy and acupuncture. He spends much of his time travelling in Europe teaching Shambhala programmes.


The early bird registration fee of £95 is available until 19th October after which time the fee will be £110.  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.  Please contact [email protected] to apply for a concession.


Payment Terms and Conditions

Please register and pay in full on registration.  Cancellation up to 1 week before the programme will receive a full refund, after that there will be a £20 fee charged for cancellation up until the start date of the programme after which no refund is granted.


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.