You are welcome to sign up for this e-course any time before the last day, November 20. After you do, you will find in your account an archive of the sessions covered so far, and you can read them online or resend them to yourself.

Contentment begins with satisfaction with who you are and where you are in your life. It is not a word that we hear used much these days. But deep inside many of us is a yearning for this path which takes within its embrace simplicity, gratitude, equanimity, being present, and freedom from wanting. Contentment comes with spiritual maturity. It’s not something that is achieved in one transformative moment. It must be discerned afresh every precious day of our lives.

We encounter roadblocks to contentment all around us. Our consumer culture is built upon our being dissatisfied with what we have so we constantly seek something more, better, or different. We can easily get caught up in comparing ourselves to others and feelings of entitlement. Many of us find it difficult to let go of the past; others are always planning and thinking about the future; both impulses make it difficult to be content with what is happening right now. And everything from personal challenges to world events make it difficult to sustain a deep and profound inner peace.

Come join us on a 21-day adventure as we cultivate the spiritual art of contentment. Robert Johnson defines contentment as “being at home with what you already contain”; he goes on to point out that its realization is “an active and dynamic process.” Daily emails will shed light on this process using the writings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Ezra Bayda, Christine Valters Paintner, Robert J. Wicks, and others. Suggestions for reflection, discussion, and practice will encourage you to incorporate this wisdom into your daily life. You’ll then be invited to participate in the online Practice Circle (a forum open 24/7), sharing about your own experiences and learning from others.

Recovery programs say that it takes three weeks — 21 days — to break a bad habit or establish a new practice. These 21 emails are designed to give you the tools to cultivate contentment every day. To register, click on the “Subscribe to E-Course” button below.
(3 CEHs for chaplains available.)

Monday, October 31 – Sunday, November 20