‘In the Shambhala teachings, joy means living with an open heart and open perceptions. We experience this joy as a basic, tender, sense of healthiness. The body and mind and senses are synchronized, present and completely open. We can appreciate the tenderness of our own perceptions and emotions—our soft, genuine heart. We really feel the breeze, see the vividness of colours, feel our own heart, and touch another human being. We can celebrate the journey of life and the joy of just being alive, even though it can bring pain and challenges. We can enjoy the discipline of meditation and begin to trust in the journey. We can cheer up through the process of being more awake. We can have a sense of humour about our life.’
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche; Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior.
This six-session programme is your last opportunity to join this Way of Shambhala ‘In Everyday Life’ series: the final two programmes will be offered later this year. To attend, you will ideally have completed a prior ‘In Everyday Life’ programme, or a Shambhala ‘Level One’ weekend - though the minimum prerequisite is a good level of familiarity with shamatha meditation practice.
Attending the programme:
Please join us at the Auckland Shambhala Centre (recommended)
Auckland Shambhala Centre, 29A Portage Road, New Lynn -
enter through the red door at the rear of the car yard!
To connect remotely: If you cannot get to the Centre, but have a computer with fast internet, a standard inbuilt camera and mic, you can connect easily: we will send full details when you register. For those attending remotely, we encourage you to gather with others locally if you can, preferably using a big screen; this also helps manage the number of live interactive links.
Jesse Miller has been a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for over 30 years and has been directing Shambhala programmes since 1991. A member of the Berkeley Shambhala Centre, Jesse is a regular visitor and much loved teacher in New Zealand.
To register, simply click on the link below, scroll down and provide your full contact details. Thank you
For enquiries, please email Auckland Shambhala Centre: [email protected]