A 5-week Interactive Course
Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation and contemplation practice, we can relax with ourselves as we are and appreciate simple human experience. Difficult emotions and the challenges of life can be met with gentleness, mindfulness and inquisitiveness.
This course is open to all. No previous experience with meditation is required. Class size is limited to ensure a satisfying learning experience.
About the Teacher
Acharya Eve Rosenthal became a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, founder of Shambhala and Naropa University, in 1973. She served as Resident Director of Shambhala Training at the New York City Shambhala Center in the mid-eighties. During this period Eve began to teach the dharma. The Sakyong empowered her as a senior teacher in 2005, conferring upon her the title of Acharya. In 2011, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche appointed her “Chair of the Acharya Council.”
She travels widely to teach on meditation, Shambhala and Buddhist principles, leading programs and retreats for the public as well as advanced practitioners. Founder of Shambhala Online, she has worked in technology on Wall Street and as a university professor. She is a long time practitioner and instructor of Tai Chi Chuan. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
About Our Courses
The Way of Shambhala courses are designed for those who don’t live near a Shambhala Center, or who need a particular course in order to continue on the path. Each course in the series features a senior Shambhala teacher, an online community of participants, and facilitation by an experienced course leader. Over 6 to 8 weeks, course participants view recorded teachings, then gather in the online learning environment to discuss, contemplate and engage in exercises aimed at deepening their understanding.
When Does the Class Meet?
The course is asynchronous. You may view the recorded talks at your convenience. The recommended schedule is to view one talk each week and complete the associated readings and exercises in the module. There are 5 talks; the course is open for 8 weeks.
Please note that an important aspect of the course involves meeting with another course participant for dialogue. You can arrange live meetings via telephone, an online meeting forum such as Skype, or in person.
How Much Time Does it Take?
Most participants spend 2 to 3 hours per week on the course. The talks average 45 minutes in length. Allow yourself time to do the readings, meditation practices and other assignments. It’s a good idea to schedule the time on your calendar as you would for a face-to-face class.
1) Early Bird Discount. The Early Bird course rate of $99 is available until October 1. To take the discount use this coupon code: 4FC2V9.
2) Regular Amount. The regular course rate of $125 applies 2 weeks prior to the start date. Registration closes 3 days prior to the start.
3) Patron. The Patron rate of $150 supports our efforts to connect teachers and learners through online programs. In particular, it helps us offer the generosity policy to those in need.
4) Generosity Policy. We want to make the teachings available to all and will work with you to ensure your participation. Click on the Request a Discount link before clicking on the Register Now button, to receive a discount code to use at checkout.