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

 

 

 

Prerequisites:

Recommended: Completion of Shambhala Training Level II


Pricing

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

Patron Price: $360
This price covers 100% of Karmê Chöling's operational cost for the program and supports financial aid for other participants. 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.

Base Price: $300
This cost covers 80% of operating costs for the program reflecting Karmê Chöling's commitment to keeping programs affordable. We fundraise to cover the remaining program costs.

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.

Online registration is not currently open.


Teachers

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 has been inspired as a student of Shambhala since 1994.  In 1979 she moved to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont unaware that in the neighborhood was the fledgling nugget of Karme Choling, or "Tail of the Tiger" as it was called then. She feels incredibly fortunate to have discovered such a jewel in this remote area. Tune is the Practice and Education Coordinator at the St. Johnsbury Shambhala Meditation Center in Vermont. She has co-taught the Tools For Living and Simplicity Programs at Karme Choling, as well as other introductory courses for several years. She is also passionate about learning and teaching Marshall Rosenberg’s Non-Violent Communication.

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