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:

October 1: Meditation When Bad Lands, with author Alan Anderson.

Change. Sometimes it wells up from within and we enter gracefully. At other times it is utterly choiceless and the past, present and future get burned up in the most unforgiving flames. The Seven Skills presented in When Bad Lands help guide us through this challenging and rewarding journey. This is not a shortcut to clean up the surface or soften the edges. Rather, it is a mirror for courageously seeing ourselves with humor and heart.

October 8: Working with Your Life, the Practice of the Paramitas, with Sarah Osborne.

October 15: The Mind-Changing Magic of Meditation, with Leslie Shippee.

When we meditate we are becoming familiar with our own ‘mind’ space and learn to recognize and appreciate our thoughts and emotions.  Gradually we recognize what leads to joy.  On the way, we may encounter things we both like and dislike about ourselves and our lives. How can appreciation help in working through it?  Let’s have a discussion!

October 22:  An Introduction to the Art of Shinrin-yoku, with Bill Hebbert.

Shinrin-yoku means bathing in the forest atmosphere, or taking in the forest through our senses. This is not exercise, or hiking, or jogging. It is simply being in nature, connecting with it through our senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Shinrin-yoku is like a bridge. By opening our senses, it bridges the gap between us and the natural world.

October 29:  Habits of Happiness: A video talk by Matthieu Ricard, with discussion led by Sam Potratz.

A talk about the definition of and the search for happiness, as well as about the importance of distinguishing happiness from pleasure and the ways to develop happiness, such as training the mind.

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