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Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. The community magazine, Shambhala Times, website is full of great articles.

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Food and Forgiveness, Part 1

“It’s only when we alter our eating habits out of love and respect for ourselves that lasting change has any real chance to take root in our lives.” — Katherine Woodward Thomas

The first in a series of articles exploring insights about food, healing, and compassion by Marcella Friel

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Learn to Meditate

Learn to Meditate

First and Third Thursday of each month
6pm to 7pm—Free meditation instruction class. An ideal way to bring the simple yet profound and powerful practice of meditation into your everyday life. Taught by our qualified instructors, this basic meditation class is for beginners, as well as anyone who would like to refresh and enrich their understanding of meditation. This is a drop-in class. No registration required.

Open Meditation

Second, Fourth and Fifth Thursday of each month
6pm to 7pm—Sitting in our lovely Meditation Hall with others is a powerful way to practice meditation in community. Sitting meditation is interspersed with short periods of walking meditation. The meditation session concludes with a set of group chant-like songs common to all Shambhala meditation centers. Joining chants is optional. You may come for all or part of the meditation session.

Sundays—Open meditation from 10am-12pm. All are welcome. The Third Sunday is Sangha Sunday. Looking forward to seeing you then!

Saturdays—Open meditation from 10am-2pm. For experienced meditators, no umdze or meditation instructor is present.

 

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