Fearlessness in Everyday Life

April 23rd—May 21st

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  • $200.00 Patron
  • $150.00 Sustaining
  • $120.00 Subsidized
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Room: Main Shrine Room

Prerequisites: Contentment in Everyday Life and Joy in Everyday Life

“Meditation is the process of becoming comfortable with our own wisdom." —Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Fear is rampant in our world. On a societal level, we experience uncertainty about the future of our planet and our civilization. On a personal level, fear can manifest as anything from a nagging sense of self-doubt to a static background of anxiety. No matter how fear presents itself, it is worth examining how we cope. Do we drown our anxieties in vices or distractions?

In this course, we'll explore the possibility that getting to know our fear is the gateway to cultivating true fearlessness. We'll work with  "just being" with fear is a first step towards developing genuine, unshakeable confidence.

This course will present practical tools for acknowledging, investigating, and understanding fear, and explore the Shambhala view that skillfully working with fear can serve as a stepping stone for personal transformation. Rather than hide from our own existence, the course invites us to look directly into the uncertainty of our lives in order to experience unconditional fearlessness.

Class Topics

In Fearlessness in Everyday Life, we'll work directly with the following topics through instruction, meditation, and discussion:

Class 1: Fear and Fearlessness

Class 2: Contemplating Death and Impermanence

Class 3: Working with Fear Itself

Class 4: Letting Go

Class 5: Unconditional Confidence

This 5-week course is the fourth in the “Everyday Life” series of the Way of Shambhala path of training. The course includes guided meditation, talks, and open discussion of the challenges that meditators face in their practice.

We encourage Fearlessness in Everyday Life participants to also take Awakend Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV, a companion weekend workshop to this program.

Patron Price
: Please register with the Patron Price if you are able. By offering a little more, you help make programs accessible to participants with less financial means. Thank you!

Sustaining Price:
This price is the amount per participant required for the Shambhala Center to cover the costs of the program.

Subsidized Price:
This price allows people with less financial means to attend programs at a discounted rate, supported by the contributions at the ‘Patron Price’ level.

Generosity Policy: Our Generosity Policy is an option for participants in unique situations for whom none of the above options are appropriate, and helps make programming available to all those who wish to participate. If the subsidized rate is prohibitive for you, the Generosity Policy allows you to offer as much of the fee as you can based on your individual circumstances. Please consider the value of the program and practice generosity at the level appropriate for you. To utilize the Generosity Policy, please email the Registrar at [email protected] before the program. We cannot accept Generosity Policy registrations at the door, so please make arrangements in advance.

If you have questions, please contact us at [email protected].