Programs

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV

with Paul Belserene & Phyllis Ohm

September 11th—October 2nd

With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. Prerequisite: Warrior in the World - Shambhala Training Level III Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

September 20th

Although the Sadhana is a vajrayana practice, it is open to everyone, and no previous experience with the practice is necessary. The practice consists of meditation and chanting the Sadhana of Mahamudra text, and lasts about an hour. Continue »

Death Cafe [Online]

September 25th

A thoughtful discussion without expectations about all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. Continue »

The Heart Sutra: The Joy of Emptiness [Online]

with Alan Ness

September 27th—October 25th

In this third course of the four-part Deepening Compassion series, we examine how the power of the Mahayana path—caring for others—arises from clarity about the true nature of reality. No prerequisites! Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

October 6th

Although the Sadhana is a vajrayana practice, it is open to everyone, and no previous experience with the practice is necessary. The practice consists of meditation and chanting the Sadhana of Mahamudra text, and lasts about an hour. Continue »

Umdze Training Program

with Meli-Tashi Happy

October 9th

Umdze/Timekeeper Training for those wishing to volunteer in open practices for this role. Continue »

Moving Presence: Contemplative Movement Practice [Online]

with Helena Pellisé

October 9th

Contemplative Movement practice integrates meditation, dance improvisation and Shambhala Art to synchronize body & mind, connect with our inherent creativity and manifest our authentic presence. Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

October 10th

We will dedicate our Sunday Morning Meditation to sit in solidarity with those who stand against racism. Join us. Continue »

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V

with Ginny Evans & Mark Hazell

October 16th—November 13th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind—a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Prerequisite: Open Heart Continue »

Learn to Meditate [Online]

with Keith Hitchcock

October 16th

Numerous studies show the benefits of meditation: reduce stress, improve emotional health, lengthen attention span and more. Continue »

Book Study - Dreams of Light [Online]

October 16th—January 15th (2022)

Please join us for a Book Study on the daytime practice of Lucid Dreaming by Andrew Holecek. We will meet once a month, October through January, for facilitated discussion, led by Andrea D'Asaro. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

October 20th

Although the Sadhana is a vajrayana practice, it is open to everyone, and no previous experience with the practice is necessary. The practice consists of meditation and chanting the Sadhana of Mahamudra text, and lasts about an hour. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

October 23rd

Kalapa Ikebana is a contemplative practice in the Japanese art form of flower arranging. These unique teachings combine the traditional forms from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, with the teachings of Shambhala. Open to everyone. Continue »

Death Cafe [Online]

October 30th

A thoughtful discussion without expectations about all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

November 4th

Although the Sadhana is a vajrayana practice, it is open to everyone, and no previous experience with the practice is necessary. The practice consists of meditation and chanting the Sadhana of Mahamudra text, and lasts about an hour. Continue »

Creativity Lab: Contemplative Photography [Online]

with Darryl Burnham

November 13th

Coming to our senses, with a camera in hand, we can express a connection to our ordinary life with a photograph. Stopping in stillness we are inspired to capture something found in a moment that we appreciate. Continue »

Learn to Meditate [Online]

with Keith Hitchcock

November 13th

Numerous studies show the benefits of meditation: reduce stress, improve emotional health, lengthen attention span and more. Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

November 14th

We will dedicate our Sunday Morning Meditation to sit in solidarity with those who stand against racism. Join us. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

November 19th

Although the Sadhana is a vajrayana practice, it is open to everyone, and no previous experience with the practice is necessary. The practice consists of meditation and chanting the Sadhana of Mahamudra text, and lasts about an hour. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

November 20th

Kalapa Ikebana is a contemplative practice in the Japanese art form of flower arranging. These unique teachings combine the traditional forms from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, with the teachings of Shambhala. Open to everyone. Continue »

Death Cafe [Online]

November 27th

A thoughtful discussion without expectations about all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

December 3rd

Although the Sadhana is a vajrayana practice, it is open to everyone, and no previous experience with the practice is necessary. The practice consists of meditation and chanting the Sadhana of Mahamudra text, and lasts about an hour. Continue »

Learn to Meditate [Online]

with Keith Hitchcock

December 11th

Numerous studies show the benefits of meditation: reduce stress, improve emotional health, lengthen attention span and more. Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

December 12th

We will dedicate our Sunday Morning Meditation to sit in solidarity with those who stand against racism. Join us. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

December 18th

Kalapa Ikebana is a contemplative practice in the Japanese art form of flower arranging. These unique teachings combine the traditional forms from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, with the teachings of Shambhala. Open to everyone. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

December 18th

Although the Sadhana is a vajrayana practice, it is open to everyone, and no previous experience with the practice is necessary. The practice consists of meditation and chanting the Sadhana of Mahamudra text, and lasts about an hour. Continue »

Death Cafe [Online]

December 25th

A thoughtful discussion without expectations about all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. Continue »