Ashe Mahamudra 150

Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.

Join us for a free Open House to meditate, connect with community, and develop mindful-awareness & compassion:

Welcome to Shambhala: An Introduction to Meditation

1st Sunday of each Month | 10 to 11:30 a.m.

“Welcome to Shambhala” is a monthly opportunity for newcomers to learn the practice of meditation from one of our senior instructors. We also explore the connection between meditation and everyday life, introducing the core Shambhala principles of basic goodness and creating enlightened society.

The morning includes an overview of our history, some discussion about our community and path as well as guided meditation. A short tour is also offered, followed by socializing and refreshments. This is a great way to get a flavor of Shambhala Buddhism and to find out what opportunities there are for practice, study, and community.

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Sunday Morning Children’s Program

with Leslie Gossett

December 3rd—May 6th (2018)

10 AM – 12 PM

Children of all ages are welcome to join us on First Sunday Mornings concurrent with Shambhala Sadhana practice and Welcome to Shambhala. We will offer a space of play, connection, and trust where children can connect with their own inherent wisdom and kindness. Children are invited to engage in activities that spark their interest and the interest of the group. Offerings can include arts and crafts, games, music, yoga, dance, movement, cushion building, dress-up clothes, blocks, mindfulness, and more. Tweens and Teens can serve as mentors and assistants, leading activities, and supportingyounger children. Learn More >>

The Moon of Kindness: A Societal Winter Retreat

with Acharya Melissa Moore

December 27th—January 2nd (2018)

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, everyday

Kindness is staying open in the face of radical disagreement. Through the power of meditation, we have the strength to encounter our differences, look at how we close our hearts and our own self-protective patterns and explore the potency of kindness in creating Enlightened Society.

The retreat has a societal emphasis—Shambhala Meditation, group activities, starting and ending together, a New Year’s Eve Shambhala Sadhana Feast and dance party will all be part of this practice retreat. This retreat aims to bring us into deep community, yet allowing space for formal practice containers for those with varying Shambhala practices. All levels are welcome, including those new to meditation. Learn More >>

The Essential Heart of Kasungship, Part I with Joel Mandel

January 9th—January 27th (2018)

For the general public, this program serves as an introduction to this major stream of the Vidyadharas teaching and vision and may be taken by the curious without any commitment to becoming a Kasung. For current members of the Dorje Kasung, it is the beginning of the formal Dorje Kasung training path. Learn More >>

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