Open Public Sitting Hours

Public Sitting

Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening, mindfulness meditation and instruction from 7:00-8:00 pm.  Thought-provoking discussion from 8 – 8:30 pm on Monday and Thursday.

Wednesday & Friday mornings, 7:00-7:30 am. The Center doors will be open for anyone who wishes to meditate. No instruction available.

Community Practice Evenings 

You are invited to participate in extended group sittings, dharma readings and discussion. This opportunity to practice for up to three hours with other sangha members is now being offered one weeknight a month, rotating through Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights in upcoming months.

Opening chants and sitting begin at 6 pm; at 8 pm there will be a dharma talk and discussion; we will finish with closing chants by 9 pm.

The regular weeknight meditation session with instruction will still be available from 7 until 8.  You are welcome to join in for all or part of this practice.

Introductory

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 »