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 December 1
There will be a dharma talk and discussion following sitting. The dharma talk will be given by senior Shambhala teacher, Roland Cohen.
Roland has been a student of Buddhism and Shambhala since 1973 and has served the community in many diverse ways including: He served as the Resident Senior Teacher for Shambhala in Auckland New Zealand, the Resident Director of Shambhala Training in Boulder Colorado and President of a non-profit organization bringing meditation practice to prisoners throughout the United States. Currently, Mr. Cohen teaches at Naropa University and throughout the U.S., New Zealand and Australia.
A $5 donation is suggested. 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 December 3rd.
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:
check back soon!
OPEN HEART OPEN MIND: LOOKING AT DEATH
An Open Series of Monthly Forums
Saturday afternoon, To be announced
The Meditation Place
All are invited to participate in these gatherings for those who want to share and discuss personal, cultural, and societal views about death and dying with others.
Topics for each gathering will be determined by participants.
Please feel to bring books and articles about death & dying that you've read and would recommend to others for our display table. The group will be compiling a "Book List".
You are cordially invited for tea, crumpets and conversation in atmosphere of appreciation and respect on the third Saturday of each month. No meeting in December but will resume in January.
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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 November 28th, 2016
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