Introductory

What the Buddha Taught: Reinventing the Wheel - Understanding Karma, Interdepence and Auspicious Coincidence

with Shastri David Stone & Shastri Marita McLaughlin

August 24th

Are we trapped in our “karma”? Is there “free will”? What is “good karma”, what is “bad karma”? Can I change my karma? How does meditation fit in? What does karma really mean anyway? Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: Feel Human Again

with Shastri Marita McLaughlin

September 7th

Level I opens the Heart of Warriorship Series, a path of developing courage and compassion. Focusing on the profound technique of mindfulness meditation is a gateway to discovering intrinsic human potential and goodness. Open to all. Continue »

"What the Buddha Taught" Study Group -- WEST LOOP (Sun)

September 8th—November 3rd

Join your neighbors for an in-depth exploration of the early teachings of the Buddha, focusing on the central Buddhist concept of interdependence - how karma works. Continue »

New Meditators Group

with Barbara Wolkowitz

September 20th

Looking to connect with other meditators? Join us for New Meditators Group on Friday evening. We will explore issues related to meditation practice, especially for people of all ages who are newer to meditation. Continue »

Nyinthun / Daylong Meditation Retreat

September 22nd

All are welcome to join this day of meditation practice; morning, afternoon, and evening sessions; partial attendance is fine. Continue »

Feast of the Four Actions

with Rebekah Younger & Miriam Hall

September 29th

An evening celebration for the entire community to honor the graduates of the Shambhala Art Program and experience their final project an environmental installation of the Four Actions (Karmas) Pacifying, Enriching, Magnetizing and Destroying Continue »

"What the Buddha Taught" Study Group -- HYDE PARK (Thu)

October 3rd—December 5th

Join your neighbors for an in-depth exploration of the early teachings of the Buddha, focusing on the central Buddhist concept of interdependence - how karma works. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

October 5th

Ideal for beginners as well as students who want to work on stabilizing their meditation, this half day program gives you the essential techniques and reasons for meditation practice in everyday life. Continue »

The Compassionate Path of Embracing Vulnerability and Disappointment

with Acharya Melissa Moore

October 18th

This evening will experientially explore the potency of working with difficult emotions. How are we protecting our mind? How do we hold to the seed syllable of sanity we all innately possess? Continue »

​​​Discovering the Potency of the Heart: ​ An Introduction to ​Karuna Training

with Acharya Melissa Moore & Miriam Hall

October 19th

​Karuna Training is a mindfulness and compassion-based training program that offers participants both ancient and modern methods, tools, and practices for communicating genuinely and skillfully with others. Continue »

New Meditators Group

with Barbara Wolkowitz

October 25th

Looking to connect with other meditators? Join us for New Meditators Group on Friday evening. We will explore issues related to meditation practice, especially for people of all ages who are newer to meditation. Continue »

Exploring the Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

October 26th—October 27th

In this Buddhist program we will delve into teachings of The Sadhana of Mahamudra, a terma teaching of Trungpa Rinpoche. We will get a feeling for the structure of the sadhana and work with themes within it. This program introduces an important part of Continue »

Learn to Meditate

November 2nd

Ideal for beginners as well as students who want to work on stabilizing their meditation, this half day program gives you the essential techniques and reasons for meditation practice in everyday life. Continue »

Nyinthun / Daylong Meditation Retreat

with Shastri David Stone

December 22nd

All are welcome to join this day of meditation practice; morning, afternoon, and evening sessions; partial attendance is fine. Continue »