Fearlessness in Everyday Life- in Brunswick

with Eunice St John & Shastri Christopher St John

September 12th—October 10th

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  • $75.00 Sustaining
  • $90.00 Patron
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Room: Brunswick

 

Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. We dare to face life and death as they are. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goes beyond the emotions of hope and fear to experience equanimity.

This is the fourth course in our new core program, The Way of Shambhala, which provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation. This series is designed to be applied to the complexity of our daily lives, and to develop courage and sanity in these troubled times of uncertainty. We dare to face life and death as they are. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goes beyond hope and fear.

The Way of Shambhala series offers a structured path of meditation and an introduction to all that Shambhala offers. It also offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing the ways in which meditation can impact our daily lives, and from there how the sanity of meditation can expand to impact our whole society.

Prerequisite: completion of the Joy in Everyday Life course or Level IV or permission from the instructor.

 

Readings
Readings for the class will be taken from the following texts. Books will be available for sale in the Brunswick Center, however it is not necessary to purchase the texts to take the class.

Turning the Mind Into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Ruling Your World by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Heart of the Buddha by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The Myth of Freedom by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Smile at Fear by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The Heart Sutra The Nalanda Translation Committee (as found in our daily chant books)

 

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The Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center is funded solely by your membership and program donations. Thank you for your generosity as you consider what you can pay for each program at our Center. We strive to price our programs in a way that accurately reflects the financial need of our Center and the cost to us of producing the program.

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For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.