Open Public Sitting

FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH

First Sunday Schedule
9:00am–12:00pm: Meditation practice and instruction; practice period begins and ends with chants (come and leave anytime during this period). Our Children’s Program begins at 10 am.

During our meditation practice on the first Sunday of the month, we include a meditation practice for those who are seriously ill.  This practice is called Matri Bhavana.

12:00–1:00pm: Various formal and informal community groups occasionally host a lunch after sitting at noon; if you are interested in hosting a lunch, please contact communitylunch@dcshambhala.org

Third Sunday Schedule
9:00–11:00am: Meditation practice and instruction; practice period begins and ends with Buddhist chants (come and leave anytime during this period).

11:00am-12:00pm: Sadhana of Mahamudra (Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in the Sadhana of Mahamudra practice.)

Note: The third Sunday practice schedule may be adjusted when other weekend programs are offered; please check the calendar.

EVERY MONDAY

6:00–6:45pm: Evening meditation practice.
No Meditation Instruction on Mondays.

EVERY TUESDAY

6:00–6:45pm: Evening meditation practice.
No Meditation Instruction on Tuesdays.

EVERY THURSDAY

First Thursday Schedule
7:00-8:30pm: Learn to meditate, or refreshen and deepen your practice.
This session is devoted to group meditation instruction and guidance suitable for both first-time visitors and more experienced meditators, including Q&A and discussion, and followed by refreshments.
7:00-8:00pm: Evening meditation practice in small shrine room for those who do not wish to participate in the group meditation instruction.

Rest of the Month Thursday Schedule
7:00-8:30pm:
 Evening meditation practice and instruction in the first half hour followed by a Dharma talk or presentation with discussion, followed by refreshments
(see our Introductory Program listing for Thursday night topics)

Everyone is welcome. There is no charge for meditation sessions or meditation instruction. Please check the calendar for updates to the schedule.

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