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:

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.

August 6: Meditation Meets Your Basic Goodness and Terrible Badness, with Alan Anderson.

We are fundamentally good and have inherent sanity. So why do we feel so bad, so often? Meditation may not completely solve the conundrum, but it can help us see how it happens, and how to overcome the struggles that come with it.

August 13: Four Things to Remember to Clarify Your Life, with Napa Chayaworakul.

Buddha’s Four Reminders turn the Mind to the Dharma. Each Reminder is a powerful contemplation that points out a reality about our lives and awakens us to live in accord with its nature.

August 20:  Meditation Radiation: How Your Practice Warms the World, with  Shastri Debbie Zarate

Meditation is not just in your head. From your smallest kind thought to family, friends and society, meditation has a snowballing effect. The practice of being awake extends far beyond our wish for peace and relaxation. We could say that meditation wakes up the world.

August 27: The Science of Meditation: video presentation.

Can meditation really make you smarter, happier and healthier? New research shows that it can affect the body as well as the mind, slow down the aging process, and even alter the structure of the brain. Dr Graham Phillips embarks on an eight week meditation course and undergoes a raft of rigorous brain tests and scans, to find out if the ancient art lives up to the current hype.

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