Meditation

“It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don’t we think about training our mind?”

-Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Meditation is a natural state of the human mind—at rest, open, alert. The practice of meditation has been taught for over 2,500 years as a vehicle for realizing the beauty and magic of the ordinary world without aggression or manipulation.

The teachings of Shambhala Buddhism emphasize the potential for enlightenment inherent in every situation or state of mind. Our Shambhala community is inspired by the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature, our innate wisdom, can be developed so that it benefits our own lives and helps meet the many challenges facing the world. Through discipline, gentleness and a sense of humor, the practitioner is invited to connect with their own basic goodness and wake up on the spot.

We offer several programs and classes to help deepen your meditation practice.

 

Introductory

Meditation & Community (Open House)

August 13th—December 17th

Join us every Tuesday for free meditation and discussion with the group Continue »

Basic Goodness 1: Who am I?

with Aaron De Long

September 5th—October 10th

This course is an introduction to the view of Shambhala, taught in an experiential way. It asks the question “Who am I?” Continue »

Introduction to Shambhala Meditation

with Seamus Mulryan

October 8th—October 22nd

Want to learn more about Shambhala? Sign up for our three-session class held on the first three Tuesday evenings of the month. In this class we introduce the principles of Shambhala Buddhism and the path toward a meaningful life. Continue »