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.


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 »

Drala Spot at Shades Creek

June 5th

In response to the numerous requests for outside meditation and nature outings, Chuck Whetsell is leading a "drala spot" opportunity at Shades Creek. This is a chance to "return to nature" with an appreciative eye and respectful awe. Continue »

Midsummer Day Fiesta

June 20th

Midsummer's Day (Summer Solstice) or A Shambhala Fiesta! Join in on the Latin fun and food for a Midsummer's Celebration! Wear your best Latin outfit and bring your musical talents too. Sangha and salsa are a great combination! Continue »

Movie+Potluck Night!

July 11th

Our next Movie+Potluck Night is Saturday, June 6th! We will watch the acclaimed new documentary "Monk With a Camera". It is suitable for all ages. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Marion Buckley

August 15th

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 »