Ongoing Offerings

Our center offers a rich array of weekly ongoing offerings free to the public. No prior meditation experience required to attend. Most programs offer meditation instruction upon request. All are welcome.

Monday Nights:  Practice, Study and Sangha: An Informal Gathering

(This program is offered both in person and online.)

A Monday evening social gathering, meditation practice, and study/discussion for meditation practitioners at all levels.

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM – light snacks and social time
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM – meditation practice
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – dharma readings and discussion

The “dharma-readings-and-discussion” provides an opportunity to make connections between the teachings and the practice of meditation in everyday life.

We are studying Lojong – the 59 “mind training” slogans of Atisha. Each week commentaries on one slogan are read aloud for contemplation through collective listening. Selections are excerpted from books by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Ani Pema Chodron and Traleg Kyabgon, among others.

Each Monday evening provides a fresh start to reconnect with motivations and aspirations for practice and study, among the company of fellow practitioners.

There is no fee to attend, but a donation of $2-$5 is suggested.

Find how to get to our Shambhala Center here.

If you are interested in other introductory programs, see below.


First Sunday Extended Sitting Meditation (In person)

December 3rd—April 7th

Please come join us from 9:30 - 12:00 on the first Sunday of the month for an extended period of sitting and walking meditation. Continue »

Sunday Sitting Meditation (In person)

January 14th—April 28th

What better way to make a first return to the Center, than by returning to our 'center': the grounding and clarifying experience of being together in meditation. Continue »

What the Buddha Taught: A Year of Studying the Core Teachings of Buddhism (in person)

January 20th—December 14th

Each month the Shambhala Center will offer a full day of study and practice, focusing on teachings that have remained central to the Buddhist view, drawn from a wide range of sources. Continue »

Buddhism and social Justice

January 21st—May 19th

Join us for an ongoing exploration of what Buddhist wisdom can bring to our current state of social inequality and environmental crisis. Continue »

Active Hope:  How to Face the Mess We’re in with Unexpected Resilience & Creative Power (online)

January 21st—April 7th

Join the Active Hope book group to explore together the work that reconnects us. Continue »