Shambhala Teachings: Community Practice Day

with Mark Blumenfeld

June 2nd

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    Our topic for Sunday June 2  is “Confidence”.   We will explore how a regular meditation practice can inspire confidence and how to stabilize that confidence in our lives. Meditation instruction will be given in “close meditation”, a technique that is helpful for understanding the patterns and habits of mind that get in the way of true confidence. New and old community members are invited to register for the full day, or to attend any or all of our Sunday morning sitting. 

    The schedule will be: 

    • 9:00 - 9:50 am     Meditation instruction, short talk
    • 10:00 - Noon        Sitting with the community  
    • Noon to 1:30 pm   Lunch break
    • 1:30 - 2:30  pm     Talk and discussion.
    • 2:30 - 3:30  pm    Sitting.
    • 3:30 - 4:00  pm    Tea
    • 4:00 - 4:30  pm    Sitting
    • 4:30 - 5:30  pm    Discussion and closing remarks  

    This retreat day is part of our exploration of  offering the first part of the “Heart of Warriorship” Shambhala Training program as a series of individual practice and study retreat days offered on the first Sunday of every month.  This program is taken from the first part of "The Birth of the Warrior".  This program is offered free, but donations are welcome. No prerequisites are necessary. Everyone is welcome.  Please use the link below to register.

    Shambhala Teaching practice and study days are a part of a series of contemplative workshops, suited for both beginning and experienced meditators. The simple and profound technique of mindfulness and awareness is the basis of a secular path of meditation, which can benefit people of any spiritual tradition and way of life.  This path shows how to take the challenges of daily life into our modern society as opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action.

    Mark Blumenfeld began studying mindfulness in 1979.  In 1990, Mark became an authorized mindfulness instructor for Shambhala.   He has taught programs in meditation, mindfulness, and Buddhism for over twenty-five years and has led mindfulness retreats ranging from a weekend to month long intensives here and at regional retreat centers around the United States.  He is recently retired from the Board of Shambhala International.