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

Zen Meditation Group

A Soto Zen group meets weekly at the Center on Sunday afternoons.  Join the beginners’ orientation from 1:15 – 1:30 PM and the meditation period from 1:30 – 2:00 PM.

Contact Andrew Keitt for further information.



Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice - HYBRID

November 28th—July 16th (2022)

The Shambhala Sadhana is celebrated and practiced on or around the full moon as opportunities for us to meet, practice together, and have conversation around themes of basic goodness and wholesome society.  More instruction is now being included. Continue »

Learn to Meditate Follow Up

with Tonya Veitch

December 11th

Follow up for participant in last month's Learn to Meditate program and anyone else interested. Continue »

End-of-Year Mini-Retreat Hosted by the Shambhala Center Blanketeers

December 27th—December 28th

An in-house mini-retreat hosted by the Blanketeers Continue »

Southeast Regional Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level I - The Art of Being Human Held Online

with Shastri Will Ryken

January 8th—January 9th (2022)

OPEN TO ALL! This is the first in a sequence of Shambhala Weekend Retreats suitable for anyone interested in exploring meditation as a means to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and our world. Continue »

Basic Goodness I - Who Am I? (Hybrid)

with Shastri Janet Bronstein

January 12th—February 16th (2022)

This course asks the question, “Who am I?” and explores the sense of self. from the Buddhist and Shambhala perspectives. Continue »