Tuesday Open House

Tuesdays at 7:00 pm

If you are new to Shambhala we invite you to join us Tuesday evenings for our Open House program. The program includes initial group meditation instruction at 7:00 pm, an informal reception with refreshments, and an introductory talk at 8:00 pm. Meditation instruction is free, and we have plenty of different types of meditation cushions for different bodies; or you can sit in a chair. Suggested donation is $5.00.

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Upcoming Tuesday Open House Talks:

August 8th:

Basic Goodness and The Four Noble Truths, with Dan Kaemmerer

“The Four Noble Truths” was the Buddha’s first teaching and is the cornerstone of all Buddhist traditions.  We will discuss these truths, the kind, liberating guidance that is in them, and how they relate to our Basic Goodness – our intrinsic, awake nature – and the path of meditation.

 

August 15:

An Introduction to Ikebana, with Jay Wohlen

Kalapa Ikebana was initiated by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the 1970s to promote the study and practice of Ikebana as a contemplative meditation practice.

Much more than just arranging flowers, this practice mirrors the sacredness in the mind of the arranger, both in the arrangement and in the experience of the observer. Through this art form, students learn to train their perceptions to open to the harmony and natural order of the world.

August 15: Tuesday Introductory Talk
Sitting at 7; Tea at 7:45; Talk at 8:00 pm
Suggested donation: $10

August 19: Saturday Hands on Class
11:30 am -3:30 pm

Saturday session open to all, includes all materials.
$30 registration, includes Tuesday talk donation. Please register here.

 

August 22nd:

 The Proclamation of Goodness. With Dr. Steven Shippee

An investigation of the chant that many Shambhala practitioners use to start the day:

“May basic goodness dawn.

“May the confidence of goodness be eternal.

“May goodness be all-victorious.

“May that goodness bring profound, brilliant glory.”