Contentment in Everyday Life

with Jez Taylor

October 3rd—October 31st

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

"In cultivating loving-kindness, we train first to be honest, loving, and compassionate toward ourselves. Rather than nurturing self-denigration, we begin to cultivate a clear-seeing kindness. Sometimes we feel good and strong. Sometimes we feel inadequate and weak. But like mother love, maitri is unconditional." Pema Chödrön - 'The Places That Scare You'

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


About the teacher

Jez Taylor first discovered Shambhala in 2004 and has been an active member of the community since 2008, holding numerous volunteer roles within the organisation, including Way of Shambhala Coordinator and Meditation Instructor. He has also held the part-time paid role of Centre Manager since 2014. He first became interested in Buddhism and Daoism in 1996 while working at a market research placement year in London as part of his degree in maths, finance, and management at the University of Portsmouth. His varied work life includes database administration, hypnotherapy, various management positions, clothing import, design, and merchandising.  


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.


The early bird registration fee of £95 is available until 19 September 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 1st October 2019 after which no refund is granted.