Ongoing Offerings

BSMC offers a rich array of weekly ongoing offerings free to the public. No prior meditation experience required to attend. Most programs offer meditation instruction upon request. All are welcome. Click on the individual offerings for more information.

Open Public Sitting Hours

Learn to Meditate Classes

Children and Families

 

 

Introductory

The Role of the Spiritual Teacher in Buddhism and Shambhala

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

September 27th

A hallmark of the Buddhist path is its emphasis on personal responsibility for one’s own liberation. The Buddha encouraged his disciples to think for themselves rather than relying on his insights and teachings. Still, all branches of the Buddhist tradi Continue »

Would the Buddha Have Marched in 1963?

with Janet Bronstein

October 9th

Would the Buddha have Marched in 1963? The Relationship between Meditation and Social Activism Social activism and Buddhist inspired meditation have the same motivational basis - dissatisfaction with the status quo. Yet, while social activism turns Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Marion Buckley

October 18th—October 19th

The Meditation in Everyday Life course is designed to provide participants with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in daily life. We are offering a weekend class rather than 6 Wednesdays. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I -The Art of Being Human

January 3rd—January 4th (2015)

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »