Wisdom in Everyday Life (Online)

with Filomena Leonardi & John Sennhauser

February 3rd—March 3rd

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    Price.:
  • $150 Patron
  • $130 General
  • $90 Current SMCNYC Members
  • $60 Students
  • Pay what you can
Room: Online
Program Registration is Closed.

Wisdom in Everyday Life is the fifth course in Shambhala Training. Prerequisite: Fearlessness in Everyday Life 


"Luxury is experiencing reality." -  Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

About Wisdom in Everyday Life

In this program, students will receive essential instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into wisdom as they arise. They are introduced to the qualities of a master warrior whose vastness of mind and skills in enriching the world are fully manifested. Here the practitioner is introduced to the Vajrayana teachings of Buddhism, which reveal the sacredness of the phenomenal world.

The meditation presented in this course allows us to uncover our wisdom. This wisdom is always present, and can be applied to transform confused situations and emotions into effective actions. No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path. The challenges of daily life become opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action.

Wisdom in Everyday Life teaches us to discover trust and magic in the midst of life's challenges, and perceive the sacred in the ordinary. 

In this course, students will receive essential instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into wisdom as they arise.

Class Topics

Class 1: Playing in Space

Class 2: Trust and Uncertainty

Class 3: Egolessness and Innate Nature

Class 4: Magic

Class 5: Sacred World

Wisdom in Everyday Life teaches us to emulate the master warrior, whose vastness of mind and skills in enriching the world are fully manifested.

About Shambhala Training

The Shambhala Training path is a secular course of practice and study suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, and open to people of any spiritual tradition. This comprehensive overview of mindfulness meditation and contemplative living practices presents the profound, simple and incredibly relevant view that when we foster a more awake and compassionate relationship with ourselves and with others, we can and are fostering a healthy transformation in society and our world altogether.

Wisdom in Everyday Life is the fifth and final course in Shambhala Training and can serve as a companion course for the Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky retreat. Prerequisite: Fearlessness In Everyday Life.

About the Teachers

John Sennhauser was a part-time dance/theater student at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado when he began to practice and study meditation. At the time he was an attorney in Seattle, WA representing Indian tribes in their struggle for federal Treaty rights. He is a senior teacher in Shambhala and lives in the Village in New York city.

Filomena Leonardi has been a student in the Shambhala tradition since 2009. Filomena is a partner at the global consulting firm, Spencer Stuart, where advises executives on talent management and leadership development. Through her work as executive coach she aspires to bring the principles of Shambhala Dharma to the corporate world.  Originally born and raised in Milan, Italy, Filomena has lived in several cities, including London and Sydney. She has made  New York City her home since 2005. In her (limited!) spare time, Filomena is an enthusiastic ceramics student at Greenwich House Pottery, and considers clay and the wheel her very first mindfulness teachers.

Open to All. Zoom information will be sent prior to the class. The Patron rate makes it possible to support our online programming at this time. Registration is limited so please register soon! Zoom information will be sent upon registration.

Please register in advance; last minute registrants run the risk of not receiving their Zoom link in time to attend.