Joy In Everyday Life

with Kerry Schwartz & Northern California Dir., P&E Irv Kirschbaum

May 2nd—May 20th

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  • $85 Program Price
  • $120 Patron
  • $50 Repeater
Room: Meditation Hall

Three ONLINE classes

Wednesdays May 2nd, 9th & 16th



Sunday May 20th

Please note: to receive credit for this class your participation in the in-person class is considered. 

In the Joy in Everyday Life class, we will explore cultivating the noble-heart of the mahayana teachings, opening the path to the virtue and celebration of compassion.

Through practical methods, we further develop kindness toward ourselves and others. We emphasize the joy and invigoration that comes from discipline: the qualities of cheerfulness, health, and freedom from doubt.

The Everyday Life classes are designed to be taken in conjunction with the Shambhala Training levels. Students are encouraged, but not required, to have completed levels I through III before taking Joy in Everyday Life.

About the Teachers:

Kerry Schwartz is a long-time student and teacher of the Shambhala and Tibetan Buddhist teachings. She was a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche beginning in 1976, and now studies with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Kerry is a mother of two grown children, has an M.A. in Transformative Art, is an artist and a teacher of Shambhala Art in addition to the Way of Shambhala courses.

Irv Kirschbaum has been student of Shambhala Buddhism and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 2007, Irv recently retired from the post of the Director of Practice & Education for the Sonoma Center and the Center’s Governing Council. He has taken the post of Regional Head of Practice & Study. Irv is a long-time practitioner and instructor of Taoist Tai Chi ®, has a Master’s degree in Counseling from Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. He lives with his husband Paul in the hills near Lake Berryessa east of Napa, CA.

Early Registration Price: Please register now to receive the lower early registration price of $85! Price will increase to $100 after April 26th.

Price: $85; $100 after April 26th, $120 for Patrons; $50 for Repeaters. Some Working Scholarships are available. Contact Carlos Gonzalez [email protected], if you are interested in a Working Scholarship. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

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.

To reserve space in the weekend workshop and receive the early registration price, pre-register by clicking on the registration button below. You can pay with PayPal online.

Questions? Contact Carlos Gonzalez at [email protected]

Register-In-Advance here now and enjoy the early registration price!