Nyinthün: Sunday Morning Meditation

Nyinthun is a hybrid program – with both in-person and remote participation via Zoom. In person participants must follow the current pandemic safety measures.


Online and in-person – Sundays from 9 AM till 12 PM.
See the schedule here.

For online practice. Please join online practice through Zoom URL:

For in-person attendance we will start together at 8:45AM at the Shambhala Center – unfortunately we are not able to accommodate late arrivals at this time as the doors will be locked at 9AM.


Nyinthün is a weekly group practice of sitting and walking meditation held every Sunday morning. The practice begins and ends with a short set of traditional group chants and includes a dharma reading and a practice of compassion for those who have instruction in Tonglen.

People of all levels of practice experience are always welcome.

Meditation Instruction is available upon request, usually during walking mediations. These are short personal meetings to address questions for both new and experienced meditators.

The ‘Sadhana of Mahamudra’ is practiced when the new moon coincides. Participants chant this vivid and powerful group practice, written by the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (founder of the Shambhala tradition). For a schedule of Sadhana days please see: https://boston.shambhala.org/sadhana-of-mahamudra

The power of group meditation
The group practice of Nyinthün is a special opportunity to extend and deepen and one’s meditation. Being supported and carried by the energy of group practice helps us to stay with the practice in a uplifted and supportive environment. This energy inspires our own practice further than short daily sessions alone can do. The deepening of our personal practice afforded by Nyinthun in turn gives momentum to our regular daily practice.

Nyinthün is best experienced in its entirety, but people are free to join and leave the virtual practice at any time. In-person participants are requested to arrive by 9:45 AM until further notice, but may leave at any time.


If you’re coming for the first time, we welcome you as our guest. After that please consider making a donation. Please practice generosity at the level that feels most appropriate. Your donations support programs such as this and promote a bright, caring, and brave environment of dharma practice.

Donate via:

Donation Page
venmo: @ShambhalaBoston0015 (use 0015 if it asks you to confirm a phone number) and mention “Nyinthun” or “Sunday Sitting” in the memo.