Weekly Public Meditation
Our center provides weekly ongoing offerings free to the public (donations are appreciated). All are welcome.
1) Open House
When: Every Thursday evening at 7pm.
Where: Main Shrine Room
Cost: $5 suggested donation
Meditation instruction is provided.
This weekly dharma gathering is a perfect introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings and an opportunity to connect with other practitioners. It begins with a group meditation practice, a talk by one of our senior teachers, discussion, and a reception. Meditating in a supportive group setting and sharing one’s insights and experience with fellow practitioners are a great way to apply meditative principles in daily life. Bring your friends!
2) Community Compassion Practice
3rd Thursday of every month at 7pm
Compassion is the ground for good human society. Come and join other members of our community to rouse and strengthen loving-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity for yourself and others.
Every third Thursday of the month – guided mindfulness and compassion practice from 7:00pm to 7:30pm. At 7:30, guided compassion contemplation, followed by discussion and a community reception.
Everyone is welcome.
Compassion practice is daring. It involves learning to relax and allow ourselves to move gently toward what scares us. The trick to doing this is to stay with emotional distress without tightening into aversion, to let fear soften us rather than harden into resistance.
–Pema Chödrön, The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times.
3) Weekly Public Meditation
Sunday Morning: 9am – 11am
Monday Evening: 7pm – 8pm
Thursday Evening: 7pm – 7:30pm