Joy in Everyday Life: Meditation Series

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Rockland – On Tuesday, October 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., Erika Bjorum will launch a five-week Shambhala meditation series, Joy in Everyday Life, to explore the Buddhist principles of compassion and loving-kindness.

The class will take place at Rockland Shambhala at 16 School Street in Rockland. The course, which runs through November 21, is open to the public and by donation.

Consider this: If our normal mantra is "What about me?" flipping that into "What about you?" can be profound and have wide-reaching implications in our own search for happiness.

In this five-week series, participants will practice shamatha meditation and explore the principles of basic goodness, compassion, and loving-kindness. The Joy in Everyday class is an experiential and interactive course, with a mix of meditation, talks, contemplation, discussion, and readings. This course is beneficial to new and experienced practitioners alike.

Erika Bjorum has been a Shambhala meditation practitioner since 2006 and has trained at Shambhala Centers in Alaska and Maine. As a Shambhala Guide, Erika has co-taught Way of Shambhala classes in Portland and Rockland. She has a diverse background as a community organizer, sled dog handler, and farm worker.

Rockland Shambhala is affiliated with the Brunswick-Portland Shambhala Meditation Center, as well as Shambhala International, a non-profit organization with more than 200 Shambhala Meditation Centers worldwide. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist master, founded Shambhala in the United States in 1970.

For more information and to register for the class, visit or contact Rachel Nixon at or 594-1694.

Event Date: 
Tue, 10/24/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm