Contentment in Everyday Life
with Dallas Itzen & Shodie Lyon
Open to all! This is a course in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. It can be taken as a follow up to Meditation in Everyday Life, but participation in Meditation In Everyday Life is not required.
We all experience thoughts or feelings of inadequacy, that nagging sense that we're just not good enough. This atmosphere of self-judgement can build until there's a palpable tension between our basic sense of self-worth and who we think we "should" be.
Insecurities may always arise, but when we interpret these thoughts and feelings as cold hard facts to be acted upon, dissatisfaction devours our time and energy, and life becomes a chore.
By letting go of the struggle to be something "better," we can make space for our inherently intelligent, compassionate, and strong nature to flourish. The Contentment in Everyday Life course is an experiential training in mindfulness and appreciation. By opening to our natural state of being, we begin to feel a simple worthiness (or contentment) that makes life less forced and more enjoyable.
In the Contentment in Everday Life Course we'll work directly with the following topics through instruction, meditation, and discussion.
Class 1: Making Friends With Ourselves
Class 2: Resting in the Present Moment
Class 3: Meeting Obstacles with Patience
Class 4: Working With Strong Emotions
Class 5: Celebrating Our Natural Abilities
"Fascinating, helpful and inspiring."
"I always leave feeling better than when I arrived."
"It's as though by ackowledging what is true we can start to be less lonely."