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.
June 14 - Sitting practice with a talk and discussion with Steve Seeley.
June 21 - Sitting meditation with a talk and discussion with Lanie Logan.
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 July 7th 2018.
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 September 2017)
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:
CELEBRATE the SUMMER SOLSTICE/MIDSUMMER'S DAY
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Over the years, the Shambhala community has adopted a tradition of celebrating the changes of the seasons. These are called nyida days, from the Tibetan words nyima (sun) and dawa (moon). Nyida days occur on or near the days of the equinoxes and solstices. All four nyida days are regarded as family-oriented celebrations.
Midsummer's Day is a celebration associated with the summer solstice. The day often begins with a lhasang (a traditional offering of juniper smoke) that purifies the environment and invokes awakened energy. This gathering is an opportunity for families and friends to enjoy summer fun together.
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Place: Heil Valley Ranch Picnic Pavilion
EVENTS: Dinner with our community; a lhasang (if you wish, bring an item to pass through the smoke); if you like, take an easy hike around Lichen Loop trail (1.3 miles). We will see wildflowers and possibly see and hear wildlilfe. Come celebrate summer, nature, and community.
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Check back soon for more events!
OPEN HEART OPEN MIND: LOOKING AT DEATH
An Open Series of Monthly Forums
When: Usually Third Saturdays
Next Gathering:June 16th
2pm to 3:30pm
The Meditation Place -324 Main Street Longmont
We'll be discussing the Joan Halifax book, "Being with Dying-Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death". You neednít have read the book to join in the discussion.
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Donations are not required but are appreciated.
This group is open to anyone who has a meditation practice and is interested in the topic of Death and Dying...
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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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