Meditation in Everyday Life with Jean Gunner and Craig Zink

Location: Be Healthy Institute
Saturdays, March 3rd – March 24th
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am

Cost: prepay $95 for the 4 weeks or pay $30/class at door

This course is designed for new and returning meditators looking for an accessible, real world method to explore, grow, and deepen mindfulness-awareness meditation in the context of our everyday lives.  Meditation in Everyday Life presents peaceful abiding meditation, basic goodness, and ways that meditation practice can improve the quality of our daily life. By deepening our experience and understanding of ourselves through the practice of meditation, we more fully become who we already are.

This four consecutive week course is comprised of one and half hour classes that will offer instruction, practice, yoga, and interactive discussion and conversations.

Four 90 minute classes cover the following ground:

Class 1: Posture & Foundations of Meditation

Class 2: Breath & Feeling our Emotions

Class 3: Thoughts & Understanding our Human Worthiness

Class 4: Bringing it Together & Moving It Out Into Our World


As a theme throughout the course, we’ll explore how creating stability and gentleness in our minds can expand outward to benefit our friends, family, neighbors, and society as a whole.


About Shambhala Training:

Meditation in Everyday Life is the first class in Shambhala Training, a complete path of weekly classes and weekend retreats that provides a comprehensive overview of mindfulness and contemplative meditation techniques. Shambhala Training presents profound, simple and incredibly relevant teachings on how we can bring our meditation practice into every facet of daily life.


About the Teachers:

Jean Gunner and Craig Zink are meditation practitioners and Shambhala Meditation Guides and In Everyday Life Course Instructors.  They both began their formal Shambhala mindfulness training when their lives intersected at a Shambhala weekend meditation retreat in 2008.   Jean is a Director of Buffalo Pediatric Associates for 24 years and mother of two teenage sons and enjoys helping coordinate summer family camp each year and hiking with her husband. Craig is a father of three grown children, a Geologist, and a teacher of hatha yoga and other contemplative practices. Craig is a director with MaLa Contemplative Education, LLC, a not-for-profit that is integrating contemplative practices into healthcare and educational fields. 


This is the first course in our new core program, The Way of Shambhala, which provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation. This series is designed to be applied to the complexity of our daily lives, and to develop courage and sanity in these troubled times of uncertainty. The Way of Shambhala series offers a structured path of meditation and an introduction to all that Shambhala offers. It also offers a glimpse of the Shambhala vision of enlightened society by emphasizing the ways in which meditation can impact our daily lives, and from there how the sanity of meditation can expand to impact our whole society.

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