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.


Sunday Unplugged Meditation Retreat

September 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 »

Harvest of Peace Celebration

September 23rd

Come celebrate the community during our annual gathering at the Harvest of Peace! Continue »

A Public Talk - Beyond Enemies: Sacred Outlook and Social Transformation

with Acharya Fleet Maull

October 11th

Acharya Fleet Maull is visiting Birmingham and offering this public talk open to everyone. Continue »

Radical Responsibility - A Special Weekend Program

with Acharya Fleet Maull

October 12th—October 13th

This weekend program includes Friday night and all day Saturday. Continue »

Mindful Monday Community Conversations - Mindfulness and Ableism

with Kate Smith

October 22nd

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 »