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

Parinirvana Day

April 4th

Parinirvana Day celebrates the death (parinirvana) of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. We will mark this 28th anniversary by practicing the Sadhana of Mahamudra, eating together and viewing a movie about him. Continue »

Meditation through Drawing: Zendalas with Darla Williamson

April 11th

Genuine art has the power to awaken and liberate. The renowned meditation master and artist Chögyam Trungpa called this type of art “dharma art”—any creative work that springs from an awakened state of mind, characterized by directness, unselfconsciousnes Continue »

Shambhala Guide Meeting and Follow-Up

April 26th

Continued training and follow-up session for current Shambhala guides and those who have qualified for part 2 of Shambhala Guide Training. Continue »

BSMC joins in World Labyrinth Day

with Anne Bailey

May 2nd

What do you call the journey of a thousand footsteps that winds up exactly where it began? The answer lies in the labyrinth: an ancient archetype recently rediscovered as a path of prayer and walking meditation. This spring The Labyrinth Society (TLS) Continue »

BSMC Council Brainstorming Retreat

May 30th

The BSMC Council comprised of the Director, Treasurer, Rusung, and Committee Chairs along with all committee members and other guests are meeting for a brainstorming one-day retreat! The purpose is to think "outside of the box" and add new and fresh id Continue »