Tuesday Open House
Drop in on any Tuesday night for meditation practice and instruction. Tuesday night programs are free, and the talks are aimed at beginning meditators.
Open House Schedule
Meditation 7:00 – 7:45 pm
Tea and snacks 7:45 - 8:00 pm
Open House Talk 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Open House Talks
Nov 4 – So What is Shambhala, Anyway?
Shambhala is a ceremony. In his book The Shambhala Principle, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche presents the notion of life and society as a ceremony and ponders how we as individuals might explore the Shambhala principle and create ceremonies of goodness and bravery. Bring your questions about Shambhala and join us this evening for discussion.
With Leslie Shippee
Nov. 11 – Beyond Rightness or Wrongness
“Beyond the rightness or wrongness of things, there is a field. I'll meet you there.” These lines were penned in the 13th century by the Persian sage known as Rumi, and they hold great relevance for those of us on the Shambhala path today. Rumi’s “field” represents, perhaps, one important dimension of basic goodness – a destination one may endeavor to reach through the ongoing practice of meditation. By meditating we cultivate an open mind that is free from the extremes of fear and hope, laying the groundwork for the establishment of a healthy society.
With Debbie Zarate
Nov. 18 – King Gesar of Ling, Our Noble Ancestor
This ruler of an ancient kingdom in Tibet is legendary for his leadership, bravery and compassion, and the Shambhala Lineage is founded on his example. Join us for a conversation about how we might follow this example.
With Bill Hebbert
Nov. 25 –Shambhala Buddhism 101: A Historical Survey
We will spend an hour surveying Buddhist history starting from the time of historical Buddha to the present day community of Shambhala Lineage. An overview of the origin of Shambhala teachings and where our lineage resides in the 2,600-year of
history of Buddhism will be the main focus of the talk.
With Napa Chayaworakul