Contentment in Everyday Life (Cancelled)

with Deborah Hoskins & Steve Hoskins

March 7th—March 25th (2018) -Date postponed or cancelled

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  • $100 Program Price
  • $120 Patron Price
  • $80 Reduced Price
  • $50 Repeaters Price

PLEASE NOTE: This course has been cancelled at Santa Rosa Shambhala. However, this Spring it is available to take at both Berkeley Shambhala and San Francisco Shambhala.



Please note that the first three classes will occur remotely online live via Zoom in your device’s browser. The 4th and last class, will be in-person at Santa Rosa Shambhala Center. 

Upon registration and online payment (via PayPal), you will receive instructions on how to connect via Zoom. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

“Spirituality doesn’t exist on another level different from ordinary life.”

~ Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Founder of the Shambhala Tradition

About Contentment in Everyday Life

We all experience thoughts or feelings of inadequacy, that nagging sense that we’re just not good enough. This atmosphere of self-judgement can build until there’s a palpable tension between our basic sense of self-worth and who we think we “should” be.

Insecurities may always arise, but when we interpret these thoughts and feelings as cold hard facts to be acted upon, dissatisfaction devours our time and energy, and life becomes a chore.

By letting go of the struggle to be something “better,” we can make space for our inherently intelligent, compassionate, and strong nature to flourish.

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. With meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences, free from self-aggression. Difficult emotions and the challenges of life can be met with gentleness, steadiness, and humor.

This is the second course in the “In Everyday Life” series of the Way of Shambhala path of training. The course includes guided meditation, talks, and open discussion of the challenges that meditators face in their practice.

This program is open to everyone, and no previous experience with meditation is necessary.