Open public sitting hours: 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 House Sundays from 9:00am-12pm; includes 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Practice Night Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm; 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 Tyler Thompson: email@example.com. Open Public Sitting hours (for those with an established practice – no instruction is available)
- Monday morning- Start your week in stillness: 6:00-8:45am (contact Tyler Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org); 7:00-8:00pm (contact Scott Tracy, email@example.com)
- Friday morning- End your week in emptiness: 6:00-8:45am (contact Tyler Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org); 6:30-7:30pm (contact Martha Roberts, email@example.com)
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. Childcare is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Find how to get to our Shambhala Centre here. Other regular programs: Full Moon No Clouds : A Shambhala Art study group
Calling all artists and art appreciators!
Please join us the last Friday of each month, from 7–9 PM in the main meditation hall / shrine room to explore the creative process through meditation, contemplation, art appreciation, and self-expression.
For poets, writers, dancers, musicians, sculptors, painters, filmmakers, photographers, puppeteers, et al., as well as artappreciators and fellow humans.
No experience or artistic talent required.
$5-10 suggested donation.
Among other elements we will include at our gathering:
Dharma art reading and discussion
Exploration of the relationship between meditation and the creative process
Contemplating obstacles to creativity and how we relate to obstacles as they arise
Sharing how and where we find inspiration
Optional offerings: original exhibitions, performances, presentations
Coordinators: Karen Pearle, Robert Fox, and Tyler Thompson.
For more information please contact Karen Pearle at: email@example.com
Friday, July 25
Friday, August 29
Friday, September 26
Friday, October 31 Friday, November 28
“When you open yourself to the continually changing, impermanent, dynamic nature of your own being and of reality, you increase your capacity to love and care about other people and your capacity to not be afraid. You’re able to keep your eyes open, your heart open, and your mind open.” – Pema Chodron
At our meetings, we will start with sitting meditation, watch videos or read from Pema’s teachings, and discuss the teachings and how they apply to our everyday lives. Newcomers are always welcome. No previous meditation experience necessary.
$5-$10 suggested donation
We meet from 6PM-8:30PM first wednesday of each month.
Questions? Contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org