Programs

 

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Chris Montone

November 20th—December 18th

This introductory course is an experiential training in mindfulness and appreciation. By opening to our natural state of being, we begin to feel a simple worthiness that makes life less forced and more enjoyable. Open to everyone. Continue »

Children's Day

December 16th

At the Winter Solstice, we celebrate Children's Day to honor our children and to bring warmth, light and cheerfulness into the dark time of the year. The entire community is invited, and encouraged to participate in this celebration. Continue »

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion: We Have What We Need

with Jayne Sutton

December 20th

Thursday Open House: Seasoned practitioners and newcomers come together and explore what it takes to live genuinely, bravely and compassionately. Come & engage in inspiring conversations, share experiences and insights and meet new people. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

December 22nd - Date postponed or cancelled

Members, their families, and friends are welcomed and encouraged to join us for monthly practice of the Shambhala Sadhana, contemplative conversation, and community dinner. Continue »

Christmas (Center is Closed)

December 25th

Out celebrating the holiday! Continue »

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

December 27th

Thursday Open House: Seasoned practitioners and newcomers come together and explore what it takes to live genuinely, bravely and compassionately. Come & engage in inspiring conversations, share experiences and insights and meet new people. Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Ciprian Iancu

January 12th—January 13th (2019)

This urban retreat will introduce and deepen instruction on basic mindfulness meditation practice, and help new and experienced meditators alike incorporate practice into their daily lives. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

January 15th—February 19th (2019)

This introductory course is an experiential training in mindfulness and appreciation. By opening to our natural state of being, we begin to feel a simple worthiness that makes life less forced and more enjoyable. Open to everyone. Continue »

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

February 22nd—February 24th (2019)

Examine your fears and defense mechanisms by training the mind to meet challenging moments with courage and confidence. Prerequisite: The Art of Being Human – Shambhala Training Level I Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

March 12th—April 9th (2019)

How can we find a genuine source of energy and inspiration? In this class we’ll explore the meaning of joy, the discovery of inspiration, and learn practical methods for developing kindness toward ourselves and others. Open to everyone. Continue »

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III

March 22nd—March 24th (2019)

Having learned not to turn away from fear, we can extend this insight into everyday life. We learn to apply our practice to whatever arises, developing confidence throughout our life. Prerequisite: Birth of the Warrior – Shambhala Training Level II Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

April 13th—April 14th (2019)

This urban retreat will introduce and deepen instruction on basic mindfulness meditation practice, and help new and experienced meditators alike incorporate practice into their daily lives. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

April 23rd—May 21st (2019)

This course presents practical tools for understanding and transforming fear, and shares the view that fear can serve as an opportunity to develop unconditional confidence. Prerequisite: Joy in Everyday Life Continue »

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV

May 10th—May 12th (2019)

In Awakened Heart, our natural curiosity takes us deeper as our hearts open and we learn to communicate with our world, allowing ourselves to be touched without closing down in fear. Prerequisite: Warrior in the World – Shambhala Training Level III Continue »