Contentment in Everyday Life

with Muriel Chaput & Nuie Setthanan

November 9th—December 7th (2017)

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  • $110 Program Price

Open to all! This is a course in the Way of Shambhala core path curriculum. It can be taken as an excellent follow up to Meditation in Everyday Life and/or our Level 1 Weekend Retreat: The Art of Being Human, but participation in those programs is not a prerequisite. 

Bring a friend and get two-for-one on the registration fee. 

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. The Contentment in Everyday Life course is an experiential training in mindfulness and appreciation. By opening to our natural state of being, we begin to feel a simple worthiness (or contentment) that makes life less forced and more enjoyable.

In the Contentment in Everday Life Course we'll work directly with the following topics through instruction, meditation, and discussion. 

Class Topics 

Class 1: Making Friends With Ourselves  
Class 2: Resting in the Present Moment 
Class 3: Meeting Obstacles with Patience 
Class 4: Working With Strong Emotions 
Class 5: Celebrating Our Natural Abilities 

About the Teacher and Course Leader

Muriel Chaput: Muriel is a longtime Shambhala practictioner and meditation instructor. She is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. A native of France,  she is the former Shambhala Centre Director in Paris. She has also been a staff member at Dechen Choling, Shambhala's retreat centre in southern France. She is a mother of two wonderful children. She is also an instructor in French language at the University of New Brunswick. 

Uncharat (Nuie) Setthanan: A Way of Shambhala Course Leader, Nuie is a life-long Buddhist practictioner. A native of Bangkok, Thailand, she grew up infused with Buddhist values. She began meditating as a teenager and now has almost three decades of practice on the cushion. She has completed five week-long retreats in the Shambhala tradition, several 10-day retreats in Thailand and a 10-day solitary retreat in 2016 at Shambhala's retreat center Karme Choling in Vermont. Fredericton Shambhala Centre director David Seabrook is her husband.