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.

Beginning Friday, February 12, the Wednesday & Friday morning meditation sessions (7:00-7:30 am) will be suspended through March 18. This offering is being re-evaluated.

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.


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 »

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 »

Mindful Monday Community Conversations - Mindfully Working the Dharma in a Maximum Security Facility

with Bill Elliott

March 18th

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 »

Shambhala Training Level I -The Art of Being Human (Huntsville)

with Shastri Janet Bronstein

March 23rd—March 24th

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 »

Sunday Unplugged Meditation Retreat

March 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 »