Thursday Night Open Community Practice

All are welcome, regardless of experience and free of charge! Thursday night is a gathering for newcomers and long time practitioners to experience a variety of what our center has to offer.


  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm:  Sitting meditation, with a period of walking meditation.
  • 7:30 – 8:30 pm:  Presentation or Contemplative Activity.

Free meditation instruction is offered for new visitors at 6:30 pm.

Instruction begins in a separate room so you can ask questions before joining the main group.

Everyone is welcome to arrive and depart according to their own schedule.

What to expect from the Presentation or Contemplative Activity:

1st, 3rd, 5th Thursdays: Social Meditation.

Support for taking our personal practice into social environments, creating a culture of nowness.

2nd Thursdays: Dharma Talks

Traditional teachings to support the practice of meditation.

4th Thursdays: Shambhala Teachings for Daily Life

Practical teachings from the Four Pillars of Shambhala.

Prerequisite: None, this program is free and open to the public.

Location: Seattle Shambhala Center, 3107 E Harrison St, Seattle

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