Karma: Understanding Consequence and Discovering Awakening

with Ciprian Iancu & Gabe Dayley

February 11th—March 18th

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  • $240 Patron
  • $195 Sustaining
  • $160 Subsidized
  • ($15.00 Material Fee included in each price.)
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Room: Main Shrine Room

Open To All

A study of karma, or causation, provides insight into the web of cause and effect created by all of our thoughts, words, and deeds.

This class explores how we can bring awareness and intention to our actions and their impact—from our interactions with family, friends, and colleagues, to how we relate with society and the planet. By means of the subtle and precise analysis of Buddhist psychology, we can illuminate how causes and conditions lead to consequences in our own lives. We will study and contemplate how training in mindfulness and awareness empowers us to cultivate positive discipline, and free ourselves from the trap of habitual patterns that generate negative karma.

The cycle of karmic causation is classically divided into twelve nidanas—links in a chain with each one leading to the next with seeming inevitability. We will learn how these links work together in perpetuating habit, confusion, and suffering, as well as the possibility for insight and liberation at each point or gap in the cycle.

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 registrar@dc.shambhala.org 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 registrar@dc.shambhala.org.