Contentment in Everyday Life

April 18th—May 16th

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  • £110 Full Price
  • £95 Early Bird
Room: Main 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' In-Everyday-Life 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.



The early bird registration fee of £95 is available until 4th April 2019 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, to pay by card - please click through to PayPal where there is an option to pay by card without having a PayPal account. 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 16th April 2019 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.