For New Meditators

In addition to the meditation instruction available at many public group meditation sessions, we also offer classes and programs that are specifically geared toward new meditators. Please visit our list of programs to see when these programs are scheduled to take place.

Learn to Meditate

If you are new to meditation and would like to try it, this is a class for you! In this 3-hour workshop, our instructor will walk you through the techniques of meditation and offer practical ways to incorporate it into your life. This program is also recommended as a “refresher” for current meditators as part of their ongoing practice. We offer this program almost every month.

Shambhala Training Level I

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 genuine and compassionate human beings. There are no prerequisites for this course – it is open to everyone.

New Meditators Group

Looking to connect with other meditators? We will explore issues related to meditation practice, especially for people of all ages who are newer to meditation. Meditation can sometimes seem more solitary than we might like – we invite you to join up with others for social time and to share your experiences. This group meets monthly.


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The following is a list of all Introductory programs that are coming up within the next month. Visit Classes & Programs for a complete list of upcoming scheduled programs.




Queer Dharma

September 19th—November 28th

Queer Dharma is a weekly meditation group where LGBTQIA+ people can form a non-judgmental community while deepening our meditation practices based on openness, curiosity, and gentleness. Continue »

Tuesday Evening Meditation ONLINE

with Barbara Wolkowitz & Ann Shillinglaw

October 12th—October 26th

Looking for a virtual meditation group where you can drop in when you like or attend regularly and get to know other meditators? Instruction in meditation and mindfulness skills. Continue »

The Future is Open: Beyond Karma

with Judy Vreeland & Travis DeTour

October 14th—November 11th

Beyond a catch-phrase or an excuse, how do buddhists understand and relate with karma in everyday experience? Explore these teachings from a newly published book by Chogyam Trungpa. Continue »

Contemplative Photography: Picture of Mind - Online

with Larry Wolf

October 14th—November 18th

This six-week workshop explores the making and viewing of photographs as an expression of inner vision. On Zoom. Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation and Discussion ONLINE

with Alice Dan

October 17th—December 19th

Weekly group meditation (sitting and walking) with guided instruction, Dharma reading and discussion. Continue »