Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche held a children’s blessing at the Boulder Shambhala Center on August 13th, and in this clip he answers a question from the audience about meditation.
Dharma Punx in New York City mixes the tradition of Buddhism with the ideology of punk rock. Dr. Jon LaPook talks with teacher Josh Korda about how the seemingly different connect with the help of meditation.
Acharya Adam Lobel gives a brief dzogchen (literally, “great perfection”) meditation instruction.
What do you make of this?
If you’d like to discuss meditation practice with one of our instructors, here are three easy ways you can arrange a meeting:
To learn about the potential benefits of working with a meditation instructor, go to our Meditation page.
On Thursday evenings, from October 8th to November 5th, we’re offering a new five-class course, in a new way.
Designed to complement Shambhala Training Level I, Meditation in Everyday Life uses a range of learning aids―including simple instructions, experiential exercises and strong community support―to help students bring the benefits of meditation into their lives.
This course is part of a potent, new core curriculum―Way of Shambhala―which our Centre plans to introduce gradually over the coming months and years. (Please stay tuned.)
For a full course description go to our Meditation in Everyday Life page.
Meditation can be viewed in many ways―as a tool for calming the mind, as a process of uncovering natural wisdom and compassion, as simply appreciating what it is to be fully human.
If you’d like to see for yourself what meditation is (and how it might affect your relationship with your life), the resources presented below will help you get started.
Come to our weekly Monday night Open House.
Connect with a meditation instructor through our Meditation page.
Explore multimedia teachings on meditation in Shambhala’s About Meditation area.
Visit Shambhala Sun magazine’s How to Meditate section.
We recently revised our regular public events schedule, adding three new weekly events⎯Children in Shambhala (Sundays, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM), Meditation Practice (Wednesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 PM), and Parents & Infants Meditation Group (Thursdays, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM).
As usual, you can view the schedule on our Regular Public Events Schedule page. And for the first time, we’ve made it available as a PDF file. Fridge decoration anyone?
Printable poster (PDF)
At the Kootenay Shambhala Centre this past January, we introduced a weekly parents and infants meditation group⎯Calm Abiding Together⎯to provide opportunities for parents with infants to receive shamatha (“calm abiding”) meditation instruction and practice with their infants present. The group is led by Lynn Dragone and Sohan Ko.
Lynn and Sohan spoke about the group in the February 23rd episode of the Kootenay Co-op Radio (KCR) show “Parenting Path.” To listen to the KCR podcast of this episode, click here.
On Thursday, January 22nd, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, we’re introducing a new weekly program⎯Calm Abiding Together, led by Lynn Dragone and Sohan Ko⎯to provide opportunities for parents with infants to receive shamatha (“calm abiding”) meditation instruction and practice with their infants present. Discussions will follow practice. Drop-ins will be welcome.
Learn more on our Calm Abiding Together page.