Welcome to the website for the Longmont Shambhala meditators.
Read about Shambhala on this page.

All in-person group meetings are suspended until further notice
     We are instead using online ZOOM meetings - see Upcoming Zoom Events below.
    If you have questions or need help, please email:
    Weekly Thursday Evenings 7 - 9 pm (includes Tea)
    First Saturday of every month 9 am - 12 noon
What to Expect
Thursday Nights
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.
There is no fee but we do appreciate donations toward a teacher gift and our tea offering.
Check back for upcoming Thursday Talks with Senior Shambhala Teachers
Saturday Morning Nyinthun
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.
Next Date = Suspended Until Further Notice
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:
click here

  • January 21 - Healing: sitting, sharing, discussion
  • This seems like a good moment to have a session on the topic of healing: healing in the context of the pandemic, healing in the context of the political transition, and more generally, healing in our hearts. We will come together to share - please bring whatever quotes or thoughts or other offerings that speak to you. Or just come as you are, that in itself is sharing and healing enough.

    We will begin with a few minutes of sitting, then open it up for sharing and discussion. Here's the zoom link:

    Check back soon for more future events!
    Next Date:Suspended Until Further Notice
    An Open Series of Monthly Forums
    This group now meets on ZOOM
    Next Gathering: Saturday Jan 9
    Please note new time: we're now meeting from 1:00pm to approx 2 or 2:30pm. This is a change from earlier months!  

    Last month we be talked about Helen Nearing's somewhat biographical book Loving and Leaving the Good Life. In January, we'll follow up with the same author's other book Light on Aging and Dying, which is a selection of quotes sbe gathered before her death. Several people commented about how well-read she and her late husband were. These quotes will be most stimulating. If you like, read her book and choose a particular one or two quotes to bring up in the discussion. You are also most welcome to attend even if you didn't manage to read the books - our discussions are always fruitful anyway.

    To be notified of meetings please email: trudy.lyford1@gmail.com
    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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