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.
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 September 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 March 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:
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July - September 2016 Events (PDF format)
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The ceremony will be conducted by Acharya Dale Asreal.
Saturday September 10th
The Meditation Place, 324 Main street, Longmont CO.
The Shrine Blessing for our new space event will include a Lhasang (smoke purification/ offering), traditional Shambhala chants, and the shrine room blessing ceremony in which all can participate.
The ceremony will be followed by a reception with light refreshments.
Uplifted dress is suggested.
New 5 Week Course: Meditation in Every Day Life
The course will meet for five Wednesday mornings:
August 24 -September 21 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Meditation Place, 324 Main St. Longmont
The course will be taught by Roland Cohen, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Tradition with the assistance of Bill Lyford and J D Gleitz.
Tuition: $100 plus $20 materials fee for the five weeks. If you cannot afford the suggested fee, we will work with you to find an appropriate amount for you. The materials fee covers a copy of the book “Turning the Mind into an Ally” by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, which will be used in this course. (if you already have this book, you can just pay the tuition.)
This course is designed to provide participants with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in daily life. It is the first course in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. During each week's meeting there will be a guided meditation period, a talk, discussion and a reception with light refreshments. Please plan to attend each session of the program. The first and last classes are especially important.
Recommended: Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human
Pre-registration advised - use the contact information at the bottom of this webpage.
Monthly Book Club Study Group
Start Where You Are, by Pema Chodron
This month's reading is Chapter 10-14 in the book. The discussion will be facilitated by Sherab Manoukian. Here are the suggested slogans for study and discussion that day. Pick one or two that you would like to discuss with the group. Anyone who has some meditation experience is welcome.
Four practices are the best of methods
Whatever you meet unexpectedly , join with meditation.
Practice the five strengths
The Mahayana instruction for ejection of consciousness at death
Of the two witnesses hold the principle one
Don't make gods into demons
Sit, drink tea, discuss the book.
Date: Sunday August 28th
Location: The Meditation Place, 324 Main St, Longmont
Time: 1:00-2:30 pm
NOTE: The Book Club will meet on the 4th Sunday each month from 1:00-2:30pm.
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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 August 28, 2016
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