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




Contentment in Everyday Life (Huntsville)

with Bill Elliott

February 21st—March 21st - Date postponed or cancelled

Being offered in Huntsville, this course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. It can be a stand-alone class or a complementary class to Shambhala Traini Continue »

Sunday Unplugged Meditation Retreat

February 24th

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 »

Shambhala Training Level I -The Art of Being Human

with Christian Gregory

March 2nd—March 3rd

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 »

First Monday Dharma Talk: How Can We Tame our Minds?

with Shastri Janet Bronstein

March 4th

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 »

Taming the Mind (from Shambhala School of Buddhist Studies)

with Shastri Janet Bronstein, Marion Buckley, Phyllis Mark

March 6th—April 6th

Our first offering from the Shambhala School of Buddhist Studies introduces the view and practice of hinayana Buddhism. Continue »