Starting Out


Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Frank Ryan & Max Roberts-Zirker

January 14th—February 18th

This course asks the question, “Who am I?” and explores the sense of self. It includes teachings on selflessness, the arising of ego, and enlightened-nature. We practice contemplative investigations of the self, based on the foundations of mindfulness. Continue »

The 4 Noble Truths of Love

with Susan Piver

February 14th

Love is all that matters. No, wait. Love stinks. Which one?! Join Susan Piver for an alternative Valentine's Day about the realities of love. Bring your sweetie, a friend or come solo, party to follow! Event co-sponsored by the LGBT Meditation Group Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Susan Ryan

March 4th—March 6th

Shambhala Training is a secular meditation training that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. Interested in the art of being human? Continue »

Shambhala Meditation: Proclaiming Basic Goodness - Facilitated Video Retreat

March 11th—March 12th

Please join us as we work with video teachings of Sakyong Mipham to explore and connect with our own humanity. Proclaiming Basic Goodness through the Shambhala Meditation practice can be a powerful antidote to the aggression and suffering of our times. Continue »

SAVE THE DATE: Kado - Ikebana as meditation and contemplative art

with Barbara Craig

April 22nd—April 24th

Discover and cultivate the source of creativity and learn how to express this in flower arranging. By practicing classical Ikebana forms, Kado teaches to see the wisdom of nature clearly, which is the same in ourselves and others. Continue »