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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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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 >>

Harvest of Peace: Autunmal Equinox Community Celebration

with Sakyong Wangmo

Sat September 23rd: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

On Saturday, September 23rd, we will gather as a community for our annual Harvest of Peace. The Harvest of Peace Nyida Day is our opportunity to focus on community, and to mark the changing of seasons as a sangha. “Nyi” comes from “Nyima” meaning sun, and “da” comes from “dawa” meaning moon, so together Nyida is the name given to the holidays where we mark the seasonal solstice and equinox days.

We will mark this important community day with food, conversation, and group meditation and chanting. There will also be an address from the Sakyong Wangmo, Khandro Tseyang.

Long time practitioners and people new to the community are all welcome. Learn More >> 

What is Whiteness? Exploring our White Cultural Conditioning with Sangha

with Lea Stotland & Rees Sweeney-Taylor

September 11th—November 20th

“…there’s been too little conversation allowing space for the unearthed suffering of white folks. Almost because of the power dynamics involved and almost because we have been so racialized into saying, ’If I’m white, I’m supposed to feel bad for folks of color.’ But there’s zero space for white folks to really claim suffering around living in a racialized society…I just don’t see how we can ever expect that this dynamic is going to change if we can’t allow people to fully claim their own suffering…That’s what the dharma is actually about. It’s about allowing people the space and the opportunity for discomfort so that they can touch their own suffering.” -Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Radical Dharma

A 3-month, 6-session committed group using the principles and practices of Shambhala and of Karuna Training (contemplative psychology) as a support for looking directly and compassionately at our own experience of race and whiteness and for exploring the obstacles and privileges that are carried unconsciously throughout our communities, relationships, and institutions. Learn More

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