Tuesday Open House

Every Tuesday of at 7:00 pm.

If you are new to Shambhala we invite you to join us for our  Tuesday 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. Donations are always welcome.

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Upcoming Tuesday Open House Talks:

June 18: The Most Important Job You’ll Ever Have: with Toby Simpkins

Have you ever been in a position of caring for the most vulnerable people in our world – the sick and dying? How do we do that without losing our own sanity? It’s a huge challenge. Let’s discuss.

June 25: Adventures in the Deep World: Contemplative Ecology and the Magic of Nature, with Jeff Grygny.

Contemplative Ecology uses body/mind practices to cultivate our relationships with living nature. By opening our senses and giving our attention to things that we normally ignore, we can experience nature more clearly and profoundly.

July 2: Meditation Meets Your 70,000 Daily Thoughts, with Alan Anderson.

3,000 thoughts each hour…50 per minute. Which of them are true; which are not? We can’t believe all of them, so how do we sort it all out? Meditation gives us a viewing platform so we don’t get overwhelmed.

July 9: The Only Thing the Buddha Ever Taught, with Dr. Steven Shippee.

An overview of the entire Buddhist path, using one of the Buddhas own brilliant and pithy summaries of his teachings.

July 16: Idols and Narratives: Meditation as Empowerment, with Jessica Bizub.

We tend to think of stories and role models  as kid’s stuff. But we all operate in our day to day lives with a sense of right and wrong, good and bad, and what it means to live a good life. Meditation can help us recognize our own narratives, determine whether they are true and helpful, and choose alternatives that are more aligned with reality, and therefore more aligned with wisdom and healing.

July 23: A video talk by his Holiness the 17th Karmapa.

His Holiness the Karmapa talks about how he was discovered to be the reincarnation of a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism. In telling his story, he urges us to work on not just technology and design, but the technology and design of the heart.

July 30: Seeing Basic Goodness, a video talk by Tara Brach.

Most of us long to trust our goodness, but get caught in stories of deficiency and striving to affirm we’re okay. These talks look at the block to realizing the loving awareness that is our essence, and the practices that help us see this essential goodness.

CLICK HERE for a complete schedule of our Tuesday Open House Talks.