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Joy in Everyday Life (Online)

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - June 28 @ 9:00 pm America/New_York

USD 150

Joy in Everyday Life is the third course in the Everyday Life series. Prerequisite: Contentment in Everyday Life or permission of instructor. If you need financial assistance for this program, please reach out to us at [email protected].

This course is being hosted by the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York. 

“A true warrior is never at war with the world” – Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

About Joy in Everyday Life

When we’re low on energy and inspiration, our lives can feel like a race to the bottom. To compensate, we often find ourselves running to the very habits that drain us. We forget that embracing a regular spiritual practice can provide us with all the ground we need to restore our natural sense of wonder.

This 5-week course shows us that, while the challenges of our cycles are always arising, when we fortify ourselves with simple enjoyment of ourselves, others, and the world around us, our lives take on a refreshing, ordinary joyfulness.

By letting go of the struggle to be something “better,” we can make space for our inherently intelligent, compassionate, and strong nature to flourish.

Details on Joy in Everyday Life

In this course, students embrace the theme of routine as a road to finding joy in everyday life. In addition, students receive the practice of Loving-Kindness Meditation. The five class course offers instruction on the following topics:   

Class 1: Introducing Joy

Class 2: Awakening the Heart

Class 3: Escaping the Trap of Doubt

Class 4: Compassion in Action

Class 5: Discipline and Virtue

Throughout the course, we will deepen our understanding the connection between routine and joy and deepen our relationship with the practice of loving-kindness.   

About the Teachers:

Rick Redondo is a teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and leads meditation courses, retreats, and corporate workshops in New York City and around the Northeast. He co-founded the New York City Heart of Recovery group 9 years ago. He regularly appears on the “Meditation in the City” podcast. He is a Shambhala Mentor,  selected and trained to work with students through in-depth, on-going, one-on-one sessions that include meditation instruction, path guidance and mindful living coaching. He is an active filmmaker, actor and musician. He enjoys bringing meditation and art to everyday life.

Suzanne Trahey has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism for 15 years teaching a variety of classes and programs. Suzanne lives in central Vermont and her passion is weaving leadership, mindfulness and authentic confidence in her work with Capstone Community Action, a non-profit organization. Playing in natural watering holes,  in and on the earth and being with community is where you will find her most often. 

About Shambhala Training:

The Shambhala Training path is a secular course of practice and study suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, and open to people of any spiritual tradition. This comprehensive overview of mindfulness meditation and contemplative living practices presents the profound, simple and incredibly relevant view that when we foster a more awake and compassionate relationship with ourselves and with others, we can and are fostering a healthy transformation in society and our world altogether.


“5+++! Loved the teachers and all my classmates. The teachings are simple and profound and I learned a lot about myself. I felt so supported by the teachers and the other students.” 

“I sincerely loved this class… It was quietly valuable & deeply moving.”

“I enjoyed this program. The talks and meditations were great. I especially appreciated having the opportunity to speak with them individually. The balance of readings, dyads and discussion made for a very rich experience.”

Zoom information will be sent prior to the class. The Patron rate makes it possible to support our online programming at this time. Registration is limited so please register soon! Zoom information will be sent upon registration.

Please register in advance; last minute registrants run the risk of not receiving their Zoom link in time to attend.

Other cost options (see details on registration page)
USD 130
USD 90
USD 60


May 31 @ 7:00 pm America/New_York
June 28 @ 9:00 pm America/New_York
USD 150
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