The Lion of Joy Session 5: Compassion in Action Part 2

September 2nd

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This course is the second in the series of explorations of the Four Dignities of Shambhala: Tiger, Lion, Garuda, and Dragon. As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. Joining gentleness with discipline leads to a sense of joy. The mahayana teachings on compassion can become the inspiration for a life of bravery and freedom from doubt.

We are offering this course in a slightly expanded format (relative to the JIEL class) intended to be more accessible to students.  The “every other week” schedule allows for more time to soak in the teachings and contemplation practices in a less demanding time frame.  The classes are revised to allow drop-in attendance for any or all of the classes.  Please note, however, that full attendance of all sessions is both optimal for learning and enables the participant to have formal credit for the program as a prerequisite for future classes.

Fee per Individual class session is $20, but registration on the webpage for all six sessions can be had for a discounted $100. 

Registration for this session is $20.  The next session with a link to the individual webpage for content description and single session ($20) registration button are below.

September 1 – Compassion in Action, Part 2

Looking further at the study and practice of the Six Paramitas, the development of virtue from a ground of emptiness, this class explores the final four paramitas, patience, exertion, meditation, and wisdom, looks at how we might apply these in our lives, and introduces the contemplation of the last of the Four Immeasurables, equanimity.

September 15 – The Joy of Discipline

Generosity Policy applies:  The Birmingham Shambhala Center does not wish restricted finances ever to interfere with one’s ability to receive the teachings. 

  • If paying the full price presents an obstacle to your participation, please use the "Pay what you can" option for registering, filling in the box with the price you are paying.  You can pay online with PayPal or a credit/debit card, or pay the amount at the door.
  • If you need to arrange a payment plan, please make arrangements prior to the programby contacting Nick Buckner at [email protected]
  • For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”.Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.