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

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 »

Learn to Meditate

with Janet Bronstein

October 5th

SUNDAY EVENT In this introductory class you will receive the technique, guidance and experience necessary to start a mindfulness-awareness or “peaceful abiding” meditation practice. 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 »

Learn to Meditate

with Marion Buckley

December 6th

In this introductory class you will receive the technique, guidance and experience necessary to start a mindfulness-awareness or “peaceful abiding” meditation practice. Your teacher will give you detailed instruction and guided meditation so that you have Continue »