Upcoming Oct. – Nov. Meditation Class at Borough Hall

Most these days are familiar with “mindfulness meditation.” It has become mainstream, taught in many settings as a way to settle down and reduce stress. But what exactly is mindfulness? How is it different from paying attention? How does mindfulness relate to compassion, and how can it affect our way of relating to the world? … Continue 

Harvest of Peace in West Chester

On September 21, the West Chester Shambhala Meditation Group will celebrate the Shambhala Harvest of Peace. This celebration falls the day before the autumn equinox and will be a celebration of our local Chester County culture and community as well as a celebration of our Shambhala culture and community. Shambhala has adopted a tradition of … Continue 

West Chester Harvest of Peace

Shambhala has adopted a tradition of celebrating the changes of the seasons. These are called nyida days, from the Tibetan words nyima (sun) and dawa (moon). Nyida days occur on or near the days of the equinoxes and solstices. All four nyida days are regarded as family-oriented celebrations. Harvest of Peace, held around the time … Continue