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Date & Time Details: Wednesday Evenings 7:00PM-9:00PM

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Joy in Everyday Life

With Acharya Holly Gayley

March 7 - April 4, 2018

This five-class weeknight course is part of The Way of Shambhala, our core path of training.

We often approach our lives with the idea that joy comes from the fulfillment of our personal desires. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion towards others, we begin to discover the confidence and inspiration for a life of cheerful discipline, health and bravery.

This course, open to everyone, is designed to complement Shambhala Training Level III and is prerequisite for Fearlessness in Everyday Life, the next weeknight course in the “Everyday Life” series of Way of Shambhala courses.

Key elements of this series include simple instructions, experiential exercises and strong community support.

Preparation: Contentment in Everyday Life course recommended but not required


Acharya Holly Gayley
Holly Gayley arrived at Shambhala Mountain Center in time to put up tents for the Sakyong’s first seminary in 1992. The following year, she returned to join the staff for two years and, in the late 1990s, served as Machen (cook) to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche during his visits to Colorado. Holly pursued an M.A. in Buddhist Studies at Naropa University (2000) and moved to Boston for a Ph.D. in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies at Harvard (2009). Her research into contemporary Buddhist literature and its lived contexts brought her to the rolling grasslands of Golok, the land of Gesar in eastern…
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