Community Shambhala Sadhana Practice

October 5th

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    Members, their families, and friends are warmly invited to our monthly practice of the Shambhala Sadhana as part of our monthly Community Day on the first Saturday of every month.

    The Shambhala Sadhana is a contemplative practice for expanding the warmth and strength of our hearts in order to create enlilghtened society on the spot—at home, at work, in our community, country, and world.

    Donations are gratefully accepted to support the Shambhala Center's operations.

    Join us the first Saturday of every month for any or all of our monthly Community Day!

    Community Day events include:

    • Public Sitting, 9:00 am – Noon
    • Community Shambhala Sadhana Practice, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
    • Community Social, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

    In 2019, we’re introducing a Community Day on the first Saturday of each month as an opportunity to practice and socialize together. In the morning, practice shamatha meditation together between 9:00 am and noon. After a break for self-organized lunch in the neighborhood, join us at 1:00 pm for a community practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. From 3:00 to 5:00 pm we’ll hold a community social with mindful enjoyment of an activity in the company of fellow community members.

    The community social activity will vary each month, and may include teaching and practice in a contemplative art form, museum outings, book discussions, mindful writing practice, knitting/crocheting circles, film viewing, cooking lessons, or contemplative discussions of topics of interest.

    Families and children are welcome for the afternoon!

    • During the community Shambhala Sadhana practice, children are welcome to sit quietly with parents in the meditation hall or to play in the community area with parental supervision.
    • During the community social activity, children are welcome to participate.

    No childcare will be provided, but craft materials will be available in the community room to keep children’s hands and minds mindfully occupied.

    Please check our upcoming programs and events or our monthly calendar for monthly events, including social activities at another time or location.