Wisdom In Every Day Life

with Fred Schwieg & Dr. Marianne Reeves

July 27th—August 24th (2017)

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  • $100 Program Price
  • $125 Patron Price
Room: Lakewood Center
Program Registration is Closed.

Wisdom in Everyday Life is the final class in the Way of Shambhala 1 curriculum.  The Way of Shambhala aspires to bring the magic and practicality of the Shambhala teachings into the world in a direct and experiential way. 

In everyday terms, the Wisdom in Everyday Life course responds to the misunderstanding that the spiritual path somehow leads to non-activity, withdrawing from the world, “transcending everything,” or solemn-ness. In the Shambhala tradition, the master warrior is profoundly active, engaged, playful, and “arises from space” without leaving the spaciousness behind. Just providing the language of action, skill, and playfulness is profoundly important in shaping student’s understanding of the path and purpose of Shambhala. As the setting sun world continues to close down people’s experience of sacredness, we cannot underestimate the value of invoking trust, playfulness and a profound sense of enjoying the dance of life.  We are emphasizing an engaged and active wisdom that is skilled in responding to real situations. This is wisdom in everyday life.

“Cheer up!” turns out to be a profound teaching.

Open to those who have completed Fearlessness in Everyday Life

About the Teachers

Fred Schwieg has been studying Buddhism and meditation in the Shambhala Tradition for 30 years. He is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and was the Director of Cleveland Shambhala for over ten years.  He currently serves as its' Dorje Kasung representative.  In his private life he is a lawyer and lives in Rocky River Ohio.

Marianne Reeves has been studying studying Buddhism and meditation in the Shambhala Tradition for over 10 years.  She is currently the head of Practice and Education for the Cleveland Shambhala Center.