Ongoing Offerings

Our center offers a rich array of weekly ongoing offerings that are FREE and open to the public.  No prior meditation experience is necessary to attend these, and there is no need to register or phone ahead– please just come. :-)

Open Public Sitting Hours

Open House takes place on most Sundays from 9:00 a.m.-Noon and includes a silent meditation session and chanting at 9:00, meditation instruction at 10:00 and a dharma talk or group discussion at 11:00.
For more information please contact Nick Goncalves:

Practice Night is every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:30 and includes instruction at 6:30, silent meditation (including walking meditation) from 7:00-7:45, a reading and group discussion at 7:45 and refreshments beginning at 8:15.
For more information, please contact Rees Sweeney Taylor:

Open Public Sitting hours (for those with an established practice – no instruction is available)
Mondays 7:00-8:00 p.m. (contact Scott Tracy at  and Fridays 6:30-7:30 p.m. (contact  Martha Roberts

Children and families are welcome to come for meditation instruction or discussion on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., as well as on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. for meditation instruction, and/or at 11:00 a.m. for the dharma talk. Starting December 1st, childcare will be provided on the 1st Sunday of the month from 9:30AM-11AM.
If there is no childcare, we recommend that you bring a quiet project for you child to work on during the instruction or talk. They can sit on a cushion near you or at the back of the meditation room. For more information please contact Nick Goncalves at

Find how to get to our Shambhala Centre here.



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