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

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Aaron de Long & Jay Lippman

May 31st—June 28th

An introductory course focusing on cultivating a gentle and friendly relationship with our everyday lives. Continue »

Introduction to Shambhala Meditation

July 3rd—July 17th

Want to learn more about Shambhala? Sign up for our 3 session class held on the first three Tuesday evenings of every month. In this class we introduce the principles of Shambhala Buddhism and the path towards a meaningful life. Continue »

Book Study Group: The Shambhala Principle

with Jay Lippman

July 19th—August 9th

This book group will study one of the Sakyong Mipham Rimpoche’s most recent books. This book contemplates the question: Can we rouse energy and confidence to create a good world that is founded on the Shambhala Principle of Basic Goodness? Continue »

Introduction to Shambhala Meditation

August 7th—August 21st

Want to learn more about Shambhala? Sign up for our 3 session class held on the first three Tuesday evenings of every month. In this class we introduce the principles of Shambhala Buddhism and the path towards a meaningful life. Continue »

Introduction to Shambhala Meditation

September 4th—September 18th