Learn to Work with Difficult People

with Dr. Shante Smalls

June 21st (2017)

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

Open to All

We don’t have to like everyone we encounter. But that doesn’t mean we can’t become compassionate and aware of others’ pain. We touch our own awakened heart when we listen genuinely, when we feel someone else’s pain, or when we go beyond what’s personally comfortable in order to help someone else. Making a personal shift toward openness takes courage and strength and can feel incredibly challenging at times. An increasing awareness of the world around us, and the suffering of others, opens the heart further.

This class will explore how awakening our own heart can help us extend loving-kindness to others, particularly personalities we find challenging. Students will practice speaking genuinely and listening fully to others.

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

Shanté Paradigm Smalls, PhD is a student of our lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and has been practicing in Shambhala since 2006. Dr. Smalls is a Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor and was authorized to teach in the Shambhala lineage in 2015. Shanté is also the NYC Center’s Rusung or Area Protector. http://shanteparadigm.com/Meditation