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.

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Book Group: No Time to Lose by Pema Chödrön

April 15th—June 17th

In No Time to Lose Pema invites readers to venture further along the path of the "bodhisattva warrior," explaining in depth how we can awaken the softness of our hearts and develop true confidence amid the challenges of daily living. Continue »

Basic Goodness III - What is Real?

with Janet Bronstein

April 16th—May 14th

This course asks the question, “What is real?” and focuses on a study of the phenomenal world. It emphasizes core Buddhist teachings, such as impermanence, the process of perception, the “mind,” and emptiness. It is oriented toward the experience of sacre Continue »

Miksang I: Introduction to Contemplative Photography

with Peter Welte

May 16th—May 18th

Miksang is a Tibetan word which means "Good Eye". Miksang I is an introductory, experiential class open to first-time as well as more experienced photographers. Continue »

Old Age is for Warriors: Facing Death Fearlessly

July 9th—July 23rd

We are pleased to offer this three class series, the second online program sponsored by Shambhala Online and the Working Group on Aging. Participants may come to any or all of the classes. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I -The Art of Being Human

August 23rd—August 24th

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 »