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

Introduction to Shambhala Meditation

with Jay Lippman

December 5th—December 19th

In this class we will present and discuss the principles of Shambhala Buddhism and the path towards a meaningful life. Continue »

Introduction to Shambhala Meditation

with Jay Lippman

January 2nd—January 16th (2018)

In this class we will present and discuss the principles of Shambhala Buddhism and the path towards a meaningful life. Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Way of Shambhala Level I

with Shastri Stephen Clarke

February 2nd—February 4th (2018)

Ideal for both new meditators and those looking to deepen an existing practice, this weekend retreat focuses on mindfulness-awareness meditation and the vision that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness - that our natural state is c Continue »