Weekly Events

 

Beginners are welcome and no registration required.
Each group includes meditation instruction, practice and discussion.


If you’re coming for the first time, we welcome you as our guest. After that there is a suggested donation of $5 – $10 which goes toward our operating expenses. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Drop-in Practice Groups: descriptions below

Sundays, 12:30pm-1:30pm // Learn to Meditate

                   9:00am-12:00pm // Nyinthün, morning meditation

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 // Open House: Heart & Mind Training

 

Affinity Groups: check out the Affinity Groups Page for more details

Mondays, 7:30pm-9:00pm // Heart of Recovery – 12 steps & meditation

Tuesdays, 7:00pm-9:00pm // 30s & Under Social Meditation

First Sundays, 10:00am-11:00am // Children’s Program: Heart Warrior’s Club

Second Sundays, 7:00pm-9:oopm // LGBTQ

 

Learn to Meditate

Sunday Afternoons

12:30pm – 1:30pm

$5-10 suggested donation

An ideal way to bring the simple yet profound and powerful practice of meditation into your everyday life. Taught by our qualified instructors, this basic meditation class is for beginners, as well as anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of the technique. This is a drop-in class; no registration is required. Participants are welcome to come as often as you like, but the class is designed as a one-time introduction with the same content each week.

Nyinthün: Sunday Morning Meditation

Sunday Mornings

9:00am-Noon

$5 – $10 suggested donation

Nyinthun is a weekly group practice of sitting and walking meditation held every Sunday from 9AM till noon. The morning 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.  Meditation instruction, or interviews are available for both new and experienced meditators. When the new moon coincides, participants are led in the chanting of a vivid, powerful group practice called ‘The Sadhana of Mahamudra” written by the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Nyinthun is best experienced in its entirety, but people are free to arrive and leave at any time.  All are welcome and there is no need to preregister. Coffee and tea are provided.

Wednesday Open House: Heart & Mind Training

Wednesdays 

$5 – $10 suggested donation

These drop-in evening sessions are an excellent introduction to the Shambhala community. Each session is an opportunity to learn and practice meditation in community, and then explore the significance of practice through short talks and facilitated conversation. It is a chance to meet and explore with other practitioners how we can apply the presence, gentleness, and courage that we cultivate on the meditation cushion to the challenges we engage in our relationships, our work, our communities, and our society altogether.