Welcome to the website for the Longmont Shambhala meditators.
Read about Shambhala on this page.
Please join us - Everyone welcome.
Weekly Thursday Evenings 7 - 9 pm (includes Tea)
First Saturday of every month 9 am - 12 noon
The Meditation Place
324 Main Street, Longmont, CO (East alley entrance, parking directly East of our door)
What to Expect
Thursday evening is from 7-9 pm. Meditation instruction is available for newcomers at 7:00 pm. The evening always includes sitting and walking meditation. Some Thursdays practice is followed at 7:55 pm by a talk. Sometimes there is a reading and discussion instead. The third Thursday of the month is an extended practice of walking and sititing meditation until 8:30 pm, followed by tea and socializing.
Please join us at 7 p.m. for sitting and walking meditation (with meditation instruction for newcomers offered at 7 p.m.), or arrive shortly before 8 p.m. for the talk and discussion. All are welcome. The evening ends at 9:00pm. A $5 donation is suggested, or whatever you can afford. We look forward to seeing you there.
This Thursday October 27th
Evening Sitting and Book Review
Running with the Mind of Meditation by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
The evening and book review will be led by Lee Brown, a serious runner and a member of the Longmont Shambhala Meditation Group leadership council.
All are welcome
Check back for upcoming Thursday Talks with Senior Shambhala Teachers
Saturday Morning Nyinthun
Saturday morning sessions are from 9 am until 12 noon
These are sitting and walking meditation practice intensives.
Included is the maitra bhavana practice - a compassion practice for others who are seriously ill or distressed.
The next Nyinthun is November 5th.
For any session, if you would like to arrive late or leave early, you are entirely welcome. There is no expectation people have to stay for the entire practice.
AUDIO LIBRARY (Updated October 2016)
Use this link to the Members Page to listen to some of the talks that were given by senior teachers on Thursday nights at our regular gathering at The Meditation Place. Enjoy them for the first time -- or hear them again!
Interested in learning how to meditate?
One way to start is to view this online video:
SAVE THE DATE:
Monthly Book Club Study Group
Start Where You Are, by Pema Chodron
Date: Sunday October 30th
Location: The Meditation Place, 324 Main St, Longmont
Time: 1:00-2:30 pm
The discussion will be facilitated by George Ramsey and Eric Meyer.
This month's reading is Chapter 19-22 in the book.
This will be the final discussion of this book.
NEW ONGOING EVENT
OPEN HEART OPEN MIND: LOOKING AT DEATH
A New Monthly Series
Saturday afternoon, October 15th
The Meditation Place
You’re invited to take part in the first of a series of monthly forums for people who want engage in philosophical discussions exploring questions like...
"How does our view of death inform the way we live?"
"Why is it so hard to talk about death?"
"What does death mean to us?"
Click here for event flyer (PDF)
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Our Mission Statement: The Longmont Shambhala Meditation Group aspires to create a more harmonious and sane society and a culture of kindness, generosity, and courage. We invite all people to connect with their inherent wisdom and compassion through meditation practice, the study of the Shambhala teachings, and service to the community.
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Last updated October 24th, 2016
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