Learn To Make Friends With Yourself

with Jane Stevens

August 15th (2018)

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  • $42 Patron
  • $35 General
  • $28 Members

Open to All 

Let’s face it: we often relate to our own mind with a sense of aggression, lack of respect, and self-criticism. We ignore our fundamental sanity. We disregard the idea of personal wakefulness. Aggression and lack of friendliness to ourselves often spills over into our relationships with others. Meditation practice enables us to be unconditionally friendly to ourselves and become more interested in what is taking place in our mind and body right now, rather than wishing we were someone else or somewhere else.

This class will introduce contentment and emphasize gentleness and friendliness to oneself. Through friendliness towards ourselves, we can let go of the constant struggle with our present situation.

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 NYC's Learn to Live Mindfully series: one-night workshops offering you a taste of Shambhala Training. The teachings and meditation techniques of Shambhala Training provide us with the knowledge and skills to grow into more mindful and compassionate human beings.  Learn to Live Mindfully classes include guided meditation, teaching, and group discussion centered around a particular aspect of awake living. Click here for the full season's schedule of class topics. 

About Shambhala Training

Shambhala Training is a comprehensive curriculum of mindfulness-awareness meditation and emotional intelligence education consisting of five weekly classes and six weekend retreats. This secular course of practice and study is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, and open to people of any spiritual tradition. Shambhala Training presents the profound, simple and incredibly relevant view that when we foster a more awake and compassionate relationship with ourselves and with others, we are creating a more awake and compassionate world.