Wednesday Open House-in person & online - 7pm

October 7th—December 30th

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    Room: Main Meditation Hall

    All are welcome. Shambhala Open House is an excellent and reliable way to enter into the practice of mindfulness/awareness meditation, encounter the fundamentals of Shambhala Buddhism and begin to build a regular practice. Newcomers are always welcome, and many people in our community make Open House a regular part of their lives.  

    There is limited in-person participation, and unlimited participation using Zoom.

    The evening begins at 7:00 pm with sitting meditation, with up to 10 people in the Main Meditation Hall, and everyone else online using Zoom. (You are welcome to arrive late or leave early for this meditation period.)

    Also at 7:00pm, we offer meditation instruction for first-time meditators and people who would like a refresher in the small meditation hall.  After meditation instruction, this group joins sitting and walking meditation in the Main Meditation Hall. Many people find it helpful to repeat this instruction session after sitting for a couple of weeks.

    Also at 6:55pm, we also offer online meditation instruction in a separate Zoom room. After meditation instruction, this group joins sitting and walking meditation in the Main Meditation Zoom room.  

    At 8 pm, there are announcements, then a social period. Please get a cup of tea, come back to Zoom and join us all for casual conversation.

    At 8:20 there is a dharma talk and discussion. The evening concludes about 9 pm.

    We are limiting the numbers of people inside the Shambhala Centre during this phase. If you are joining us in person, you can optionally register below to 'reserve' your place. 

    There is no fee for open house, though donations are appreciated. Everything you need is provided; just come as you are.


    To join us by Zoom, click here
    Or start the Zoom app on your computer, tablet or smartphone, and join
    Meeting ID: 517 279 1759
    Password: 123456

    Our Zoom meeting begins a few minutes before 7 pm on Wednesday. Meditate at home with us (with your camera on or off) until 8 pm. At 8 pm there are announcements. We will take the laptop into the kitchen where, all going well, you can join in the conversation. We encourage you to have a cup of tea with us. About 8:20, we'll take the laptop (with our Zoom participants) back into the main meditation hall for the talk and discussion.

    Helpful tips for Using Zoom for online meditation and classes.

    Donations are appreciated, especially during these uncertain times when we have had to cancel most of our revenue-generating programs


    For more information contact [email protected]