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.

Open Public Sitting Hours

Learn to Meditate Classes

Children and Families




First (Second!) Monday Dharma Talk: Is Remembering the Past Constraining or Liberating?

with Shastri Janet Bronstein

December 10th

The first Monday of each month, we offer a half-hour of meditation followed by a dharma (Buddhist and Shambhala teachings) talk and discussion. Continue »

Children's Day

with Phyllis Mark

December 21st

Sunday Unplugged Meditation Retreat

December 23rd

Sunday Unplugged is a monthly opportunity for meditation practice extended beyond the weeknight one-hour sessions. Practice is from 10 am until 1 pm. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Marion Buckley

January 19th (2019)

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

Shambhala Training Level I -The Art of Being Human

with Christian Gregory

February 16th—February 17th (2019)

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 »