Joy in Everyday Life

January 11th—February 8th (2018)

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

This course has the following pre-requisites:  Completion of Contentment in Everyday Life or Shambhala Training Level 2

“True happiness is always available to us, but first we have to create the environment for it to flourish.” 

― Sakyong Mipham, Turning the Mind Into an Ally

Joy in Everyday Life is a five-week meditation course in the Shambhala tradition. The class examines the Buddhist teachings on compassion and loving-kindness.

In these evening classes, we deepen our practice of mindfulness meditation as well as bringing a greater sense of awareness into our practice. We learn to develop trust in our basic goodness so that we can experience the uplifting quality of compassion. 

Class Themes

Class 1: What is Joy?
Class 2: Opening our heart
Class 3: Overcoming self-doubt
Class 4: Compassion in Action: The Six Paramitas
Class 5: Discipline and celebrating the journey

If you want to be miserable, think of yourself. If you want to be happy, think of others.” — Sakyong Mipham

This course is interactive and experiential. It will include:

  • Mindfulness and Awareness Meditation Practice
  • Talks on the key themes
  • Guided instruction in contemplation practices to develop compassion and wellbeing
  • Open discussion activities
  • One-to-one meditation interviews available

The primary sources are The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times by Pema Chodron, Ruling Your World: Ancient Strategies for Modern Life by Sakyong Mipham and Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa.


The early bird fee of £95 is available until the 3rd January, after which 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.

For further information please email: [email protected]