Regular Public Events Schedule
Everyone is welcome to attend the events listed here, free of charge. For the latest schedule information, go to our monthly calendar.
Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Ideal for newcomers, our Open House program offers a friendly introduction to meditation practice, Shambhala Buddhist teachings and our community.
- 7:00 PM: Meditation instruction and practice, talk and discussion (introductory instruction is always available at 7:00 PM
- 8:30 PM: Tea
If you can't participate in person, check out our Open House Online Participation Options.
Sundays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30 PM • Wednesdays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM • Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 PM Fridays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM •
These sessions highlight the Shambhala community’s core practice—mindfulness-awareness meditation—in both sitting and walking forms. Most sessions start and end with chants. Sunday sessions include mid-morning refreshments and, occasionally, short contemplations. Participants may come and go as they wish. For explanations of the chants, see Essays on the Shambhala Buddhist Chants (PDF), by Russell Rodgers. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children in Shambhala
Second & fourth Sundays of the month, 10:30 - 12:00 PM (schedule permitting—see our monthly calendar)
Intended for children of parents participating in our Sunday meditation practice (see above), this program offers a playful introduction to Shambhala, with developmentally appropriate activities to nurture body, mind and heart. Contact: Lynn Dragone at email@example.com.
Calm Abiding Together: Parents & Infants/Toddlers Meditation Group
This group provides opportunities for parents with infants/toddlers to receive shamatha ("calm abiding") meditation instruction and practice with their infants/toddlers present. Discussion follows practice. Drop-ins are welcome. To listen to a Kootenay Co-op Radio podcast about this group, click here. Contact: Lynn Dragone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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