Way of Shambhala: Contentment in Everyday Life

with Ella Reznikova and Tune Faulkner

October 4 - 6, 2013

Mukpo Institute This program may be taken on its own or as part of the Mukpo Institute, a three-month residential program.
Aloka Parents: during this program, you may enroll your children in the Aloka Children's Program at Karmê Chöling.

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences. This retreat builds on the discovery of basic goodness and introduces the foundational teachings of Buddhism.

The program begins Friday evening at 7:30 pm and will conclude at 1:30pm.

The Way of Shambhala is a practice and study path that presents the Shambhala Buddhist teachings and explores how we can apply them in everyday life. "Contentment in Everyday Life" introduces the foundational Shambhala and Buddhist teachings, and provide an opportunity to explore these teachings in depth in a meditative environment.

"Suffering is a result of roaming, the urge to keep looking for an external source of happiness. Much of our stress these days is caused by simple lack of contentment."
-Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche





Recommended: Completion of Shambhala Training Level II


Karmê Chöling offers 2 price options for this program.
Please choose the option that works best for you.

Full Program Fee: $360
This price covers Karmê Chöling's actual operational cost for the program. By choosing to pay this price, you extend your generosity to Karmê Chöling and the other participants. Thanks to you, we can make more scholarships available and continue to enrich Karmê Chöling.

Discounted Program Fee: $300
This price reflects Karmê Chöling's commitment to keeping programs affordable. The operational costs for this program not covered by program fees come from donations.

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.

It is traditional for students to offer a monetary gift to the teacher in appreciation for receiving the teachings, and in recognition of the years of training and understanding the teacher has cultivated. There will be an opportunity to offer a teaching gift at the program.

Scholarship and Financial Aid resources are available to make dharma accessible to people in all circumstances. We offer different ways for overcoming financial obstacles here.

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About Ella Reznikova
Ella Reznikova is currently on the staff at Karme Choling and is a Vajrayna student in the Shambhala lineage. She is a member of Shambhala Europe’s Eastern Europe Mentor Team and teaches and trains in Ukraine where she was born.

About Tune Faulkner
Tune Faulkner moved to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont in 1979. She lived 3 1/2 miles off the main road without electricity or phone, raising sheep, chickens and pigs and tending a large garden. In 1987 she moved with family to Oregon for 6 years but returned to Vt in 1993. In 1994 she started attending Shambhala Training weekends at Karmê Chöling. From 2000-2005 she was the co-director of the St Johnsbury Shambhala Meditation Center and is currently the Education coordinator there. Tune is passionate about studying and teaching Non-Violent Communication in the St. Johnsbury area with a group she has been meeting with for the past 5 yrs. She also loves to landscape and is doing so currently at Karmê Chöling.

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