Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of weekly ongoing offerings free to the public. No prior meditation experience required to attend. Most programs offer meditation instruction upon request. All are welcome to arrive and leave as desired.

Open Public Sitting Hours

“Open Sitting” means that you may come and leave as you choose..

  • Sundays:  10am – noon. Free meditation instruction begins at 10am on Sundays.
  • Mondays: 5pm – 6pm.
  • Tuesdays: noon – 1pm. Free meditation instruction begins at noon on Tuesdays.
  • Wednesdays: 7pm – 8pm. Free meditation instruction begins at 7pm on Wed.


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"Ordinary Mindfulness" Free Talk Series

with Adana Barbieri

December 3rd

This session's topic: "Forgiveness Is the Hardest Thing We Do." Ordinary Mindfulness is a series of talks by Jon and Adana Barbieri, longtime Shambhala practitioners and teachers. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Adana Barbieri

January 8th—February 5th (2015)

This introductory course to The Way of Shambhala path, is designed to complement Shambhala Training Level I, and is open to all. You will learn and practice shamatha (peaceful abiding) meditation, and explore the teachings of basic goodness.... Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Elaine Yuen

January 16th—January 18th (2015)

This is the first in a series of weekend programs which will help you discover innate dignity, worthiness, and goodness. With shamatha meditation as a foundation, together we'll explore fearlessness, confidence, and gentleness toward ourselves and others. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Adana Barbieri

March 19th—April 16th (2015)

Contentment, simplicity, and mindfulness are connected with the precision of Hinayana, the teachings that form the foundation of Buddhism. In the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, the humbleness of the tiger brings alive this simplicity and mindfulness.More.. Continue »