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:

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Charity Martin

Fri August 25th: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat August 26th: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun August 27th: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

“The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I,” is the first program in the renowned Way of Shambhala series. This intimate urban retreat provides instruction for sitting and walking meditation as a means to develop mindfulness in daily life.

This first Shambhala Training Weekend presents the view that human beings, at the core, are fundamentally awake. By training in meditation, we learn to remember our natural confidence and relax to the freshness of the present moment, no matter what that moment may bring. Learn More >>

Qi Gong Levels I and II

with Kate Summers

Sat September 30th: 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Sun October 1st: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Qigong is designed to cultivate strength of body and calmness and clarity of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath, and qi (internal energy). A form of gentle, relaxing exercise, qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, increases flexibility, stimulates the circulation of energy in our body, and enhances mental clarity.  For persons who have physical challenges, qi gong is an excellent way to gently introduce mobility and relaxation. Benefits of qi gong include the promotion of health and longevity, and it can serve as a synergistic companion to meditation and other contemplative practices. Learn More >>

Nyinthün: Day-Long Retreat

August 5th, 2017

Nyinthün, or days of practice, were created by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and continue with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as a way for people living in the world with families and jobs to have an ongoing spiritual path that deepens over time.

A nyinthün is a day-long retreat. It is a great way to learn meditation or to deepen and energize your meditation practice. The nyinthün is open to all meditators of any tradition or experience level. Basic meditation instruction will be offered. Learn More >>

Mudra Space Awareness Practice

with Greg Heffron

August 27th: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Much of the time, we don’t relate to the body, even when it is crying out for our attention. Instead of relating to our actual body, we tend towards what Chogyam Trungpa called “psychosomatic body” — where we think about our bodily experience, rather than actually feeling embodied. This process is one of the main ways we disconnect from experience.
 Mudra Space Awareness is a powerful mind-body meditative discipline unique to the Shambhala lineage, and is rarely taught or practiced. This workshop will introduce Mudra to those not familiar, and deepen it for those that are. Learn More >>

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