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

April 1 – Spiritual Materialism and the Role of the Fool
Spiritual Materialism is the notion of utilizing spirituality to reinforce one’s own ego. The role of the fool in both Western as well as Eastern Culture is to cut through the petty mind of individualistic self-concept. This talk will focus on how the tools of meditation and humor bridge the gap between egoism and enlightenment. Or some such, maybe.
with David Shapiro

April 8 – Building Enlightened Society
We will watch a recorded public talk from Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on Building Enlightened Society, which touches on a variety of Shambhala theme, including fear and fearlessness and natural hierarchy. Please join us for this viewing, followed by discussion.
with Debbie Zarate

April 15 – Regrets, Deathbed and Otherwise
Join a conversation relating to the part regret pays in our experience of being human.  Everyone has it.  How can it be a healthy part of our lives?
with John Lang and Bill Hebbert

April 22 – The Energy of Basic Goodness
We often struggle to understand basic goodness. But when we relax any sort of struggle, the energy of goodness naturally occurs.
with Steven Shippee

April 29 – Appreciation: Touchstone of Contentment
Contentment often eludes us when we are caught in the high speed of our fast-paced lives. Slowing down allows us to pay attention and appreciate our experiences in the present moment; then contentment can naturally arise.
with Leslie Shippee