From Cynicism to Connection: Joy in Everyday Life 5-Week Course

with Linda Willow & Jackie Lucas

February 13th—March 20th

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  • $50 Public
  • $75 Patron (help make programs possible for others)
  • $50 Suggested Contribution
In our cynical and blaming media-driven culture, it seems easy to lose faith in the goodness of others, or even ourselves. Depleted of energy and inspiration, our lives can feel like a race to the bottom, and we may compensate by indulging the very habits that drain us. 

Embracing a regular spiritual practice can provide us with a foundation to restore our sense of vitality, wonder and connection to the world. This 5-week course gives us practices and perspectives for connecting with the simple enjoyment of ourselves, others, and the world around us, and includes instruction on Loving-Kindness Meditation. We learn more of the Shambhala view of enlightened society, and explore positive discipline as a road to finding joy in everyday life.

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

To support the work of Open Sky, we suggest a contribution to help cover program expenses, rent and overall maintenance and are happy to accept an offering in any amount that you can afford, either above or below the suggested level. Your financial contribution is not necessary in order to participate in programs, classes or public meditation sessions. Open Sky is 100% volunteer operated and all donations, payments and fees are used to pay center expenses and provide funding for our Generosity Policy.