Where to Start

Open Public Sitting

FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH

First Sunday Schedule

9:00–12:00 am: Meditation practice and instruction; practice period begins and ends with Buddhist chants (come and leave anytime during this period). Children’s Program is offered during this time as well.

12 noon–1:00 pm: 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 noon: 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 offered on Mondays.

EVERY TUESDAY

6:00–6:45pm: Evening meditation practice.
No meditation instruction offered on Tuesdays.

EVERY THURSDAY

First Thursday Schedule
7:00-8:30 pm: 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.
7:00-8:00 pm: 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
7:00-8:30 pm: Evening meditation practice in the first half hour, then an hour-long Dharma talk or presentation with discussion, followed by refreshments.  Meditation instruction is offered in the small shrine room from 7:00 to 7:30pm.

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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Introductory

Walking the Bodhisattva Path

with Chris Montone

July 8th—August 5th

An introduction and overview of the Mahayana Path and Bodhisattva Vow Continue »

First Thursday Meditation Open House

with Christian Gregory

August 7th

First Thursday of each month Learn to meditate, or refresh and deepen your practice. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: Weekend Retreat

with Shastri Jerry Webster

August 23rd—August 24th

This weekend retreat provides an introduction to practices and teachings which help us discover basic goodness in ourselves and others, and to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Open to everyone. Continue »

The Three Jewels

with Leonard Wojcik

August 26th—September 9th

This program explores what it means to take refuge in the three jewels and to become a Buddhist. Continue »

First Thursday Meditation Open House

with Jonathan Kirkendall

September 4th

First Thursday of each month Learn to meditate, or refresh and deepen your practice. Continue »