Learn to Live in the Moment (Bring a Friend and Pay Half Price)

with Joseph Mauricio

May 17th (2017)

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  • $42 Patron
  • $35 General
  • $28 Members
Room: Shambhala Hall

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Open to All

What does it mean to live in the moment? Is it exciting, fresh, clean? Is it boring or can it be thrilling? Living in the moment in New York City means we’re open to both the excitement of the little wins as well as the discomforts of the day to day.

Rather than deal with this potential lottery, our habitual mind may decide it’s a safer bet to play around in memories, fantasies, storylines and emotions. Basically the past and the future - anywhere but the here and now.  The practice of meditation trains our mind to return to the gentle awareness of our present experience, no matter what it holds. This sense of nowness can be beautiful and inspiring, even when it’s not what we thought it would be.

In this class, we'll learn to observe the movement of the busy, discontent mind and discover how to rest in the nowness of the moment.   

Class Schedule

6:30pm Welcome & Introduction
6:45pm Meditation Instruction & Guided Practice
7:15pm Practice Questions
7:30pm Teaching
8:00pm Group Discussion or Dyads
8:15pm Conclude

About Learn to Live Mindfully

This class is part of Shambhala New York's Learn to Live Mindfully series: one-night workshops that offer practical teachings and meditation techniques to help us grow into more mindful, compassionate human beings.  Classes include guided meditation, teaching, and group discussion.

About the Teacher

Joseph Mauricio is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and has studied meditation with scores of teachers, including Pema Chodron at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia. He has been a close student of his primary teacher, Sakyong Mipham, lineage holder of the Shambhala Tradition, for 25 years. Joseph has completed many intensive retreats, programs and advanced teacher trainings in meditation and Buddhist studies. Aside from his work throughout Shambhala's International community, Joe has presented meditation practice, motivational lectures and creativity workshops in schools, businesses, jails, hospitals, nightclubs and lounges. As founder of  LI F E W O R K Meditation Based Coaching Services, Joseph works with to help clients find their authentic orientation in life and develop their private voice in a public arena. He has begun dharmajunkies, a conscious community discussion on compassion based activism.