Learn to Meditate

with Patricia Kelly

June 29th

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  • $40 Program Price
  • $50 Patron Price
Room: Main Meditation Hall

If the registration fee presents a hardship for you please see the \"pay what you can\" information below.

A one day workshop that is suitable for those who want to begin a practice with in-depth instruction, as well as those who just want to refresh their practice and view.  There will be an explanation of why precision is important, discovering the best posture for you, and mindfulness and contemplation practice.  Lots of opportunity for questions, discussion and practice.

Registration and check-in begins at 8:30 am on Saturday. Participants will be offered tea and coffee. The class itself will begin at 9:00. Lunch will be available (soup/salad from Spoons) for $10, or you may bring your lunch.  We\'ll eat together at the Center.

Many of us are slaves to our minds. Our own mind is our worst enemy. We try to focus, and our mind wanders off. We try to keep stress at bay, but anxiety keeps us awake at night. We try to be good to the people we love, but then we forget them and put ourselves first. And when we want to change our life, we dive into spiritual practice and expect quick results, only to lose focus after the honeymoon has worn off. We return to our state of bewilderment. We’re left feeling helpless and discouraged. It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don’t we think about training our minds?

The Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center welcomes people of all religious traditions as well as those who do not follow a particular spiritual path. This workshop is recommended for new meditators, as well as for those looking to enrich their existing spiritual tradition.


STAFFING: If you are interested in staffing this program, please click here (Level III of Shambhala Training is recommended).


About the Director, Patricia Kelly

Patricia was introduced to meditation practice by a Zen/Episcopal priest in 1986.  She holds a masters degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University and has been in private practice in Boulder since 1992.  She is student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and has served in various capacities at the Boulder Shambhala Center.


* Pay what you can afford


In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a “pay what you can afford” policy.  If the program price is an obstacle for you, please decide what works for you and offer whatever you can. You may write in that amount in the \"Notes\" when you register online & pay on the morning of the event.


For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.