Mindfulness meditation is the foundation of all that we do at the Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Group. Originating from Shakyamuni Buddha, this 2,500 year-old practice of self-discovery is rooted in the simple, but revolutionary premise that every human being has the ability to cultivate the mind's inherent stability, clarity and strength in order to be more awake and compassionate in everyday life.
The key to deepening one's practice and discovering the inherent wakefulness and basic goodness that we all posess is by establishing a daily meditation practice. In addition to our weekly meditation sessions, weekend Shambhala Training intensives, and other events, our center also offers a monthly nyinthun where anyone who wishes may join us for a three-hour sitting session (alternating 20 minutes of sitting meditation with 10 minutes of walking meditation) every fourth Sunday from 9:00am-12pm. These sessions offer a chance to practice meditation with others in a quiet conducive setting for longer periods than we are able to at our open house. In contrast to our regular meditation sessions, the nyinthun does not contain any instruction or discussion (meditation instruction for newcomers will be available upon request). Anyone is welcome to come and go at anytime during the nyinthun period. The general schedule of the day will be opening chants then sitting & walking from 9am-Noon. Exceptions to this schedule will happen when other events are taking place, such as a Shambhala Training weekend. The specific times for these events can be found on our monthly calendar and in our weekly email updates. If you are not receiving these emails and would like to, please add your name and email address on the Home page of this website.
Beginner Meditation and Discussion
The Second Tuesday of Every Month, 6:00pm to 7:00pm.
Please join us on the second Sunday of every month for an introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Group. Come and learn about the variety of programs and opportunities for practice offered here, and guidance for beginners is available free of charge. Beginner meditation includes an sitting/walking meditation practice with guidance for beginners and discussion from Pema Chodron, the Sakyong and other teachers.
All are welcome to our weekly and monthly programs as well.
- Tuesdays, Noon-1:00pm -- Sitting/ walking meditation
- Tuesdays, 7:00pm - 8:00pm -- Chants and Sitting/Walking meditation
- 2nd Tuesday of every month, Open House 6-7:00pm
- Fourth Sundays, 9:00am - Noon -- Nyinthun Session
See the monthly calendar for an updated schedule.