Open Public Sitting Hours

Public Sitting

All public sittings are free of charge (donations appreciated).

BSMC is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings for mindfulness meditation from 7:00-8:00 PM.  Free meditation instruction available. Newcomers please arrive 10 minutes early for introduction and brief orientation.

Mondays 5:30-6:30 pm Adaptive Meditation. Participants can sit, walk, or lie down in the meditation room and quietly come and go as needed. We are all unique individuals, and many of us may have physical or emotional challenges that prevent us from enjoying a traditional meditation practice.

Friday morning meditation 7:00-7:30 AM

Community Events

All free of charge (donations appreciated)

Mindful Monday Community Conversations: On the third Monday of each month, we practice meditation 7:00-7:30 PM, followed by a presentation and discussion of how mindfulness can be applied to different areas of our life and society.

Dharma Talks: On the First Monday of each month, we practice meditation 7:00-7:30 PM, followed by a presentation regarding concepts from the Buddhist and Shambhala teaching with discussion. These talks explore what we can learn from these two intertwined wisdom traditions that can support our own lives and meditation practices.

Blanketeers: Mondays from 3:00pm-5:00pm.  This is a loosely knit (pun intended) group who enjoys knitting, crocheting, sewing, or otherwise constructing blankets to donate to the Linus Project.  Recipients are children in trauma situations such as hospitalization, residing in shelters, or removed from families due to abuse or neglect.

 

Introductory

Sunday Unplugged Meditation Retreat

January 26th

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 »

The Contentment of Tiger

March 11th—May 20th

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life, offered in an expanded format. Continue »

Mindful Monday Community Conversations - Mindfulness and Climate Change

with Joyce Lanning

March 16th

In this series, on the third Monday of each month (usually, 3rd Monday this month!), we will practice meditation 7:00-7:30 PM, and engage in a conversation about mindfulness applied to different areas of our life and society, from 7:30-8:30. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Tonya Veitch

March 21st

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