Ongoing Offerings

Our center 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.

Open House

If it’s your first time to visit the center, you are highly encouraged to attend one of our monthly Open Houses, held the first Tuesday of the month, 7-9 PM. You will get a tour of the center, receive initial meditation instruction from one of our senior meditation instructors, and have any of your questions answered. There is no need to bring or wear anything in particular. All are welcome!

Open Public Sitting Hours

7:00 to 8:00 PM

The doors open at 6:30 PM. During the summer, meditation instruction for new visitors is offered at 7 PM on Tuesdays only.

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join us each Sunday for practice and a social gathering.
The doors will open at 8:30 AM for coffee, you may bring a snack to share, if you would like.
Chants will begin at 9 AM and the practice session ends at 12 PM.

Find how to get to our Shambhala Center here.


Meditation in Everyday Life

with Philip Castillo

September 20th—September 27th - Date postponed or cancelled

This program provides an opportunity to deepen the experience and understanding of meditation for new students, with special attention on practical suggestions for establishing a sitting practice in the midst of our speedy society. Continue »

Buddhism in Nature

October 21st—November 11th

Save the date. More information to follow. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I - The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

October 27th—October 28th

Prerequisite for Level I: None, all are welcome to attend. Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as gen Continue »

Tibetan Calligraphy: Past, Presence, and Practice

with Troy Smith & Vinny Dorazio

November 3rd

All are Welcome! If you are a real person (or a fake person … or you aren’t sure) looking for a new perspective on art, calligraphy, or practice, please read on. Calligraphy is the beautiful writing of the world. It is created, by hand, with only four Continue »

Who am I? The basic goodness of being human (Basic Goodness I)

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

November 8th—November 15th

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human This course asks the question, “Who am I?” and explores the sense of self. It includes teachings on selflessness, the arising of ego, and enlightened-nature. We practice contemplative investigations of the self Continue »