Wednesday Open House--online only - 7pm

November 11th—December 2nd

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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.  

    NOTE: The November 25 and December 2 Wednesday Open Houses will be ONLINE ONLY.  We made this decision to support Dr. Bonnie Henry's Provincial Health Order to limit social interactions to members of our own households until December 7.

    The evening begins at 7:00 pm with sitting meditation, using Zoom. (You are welcome to arrive late or leave early for this meditation period.)

    Please arrive on Zoom by 6:55pm for first-time (or a refresher) meditation instruction in a separate Zoom room.  After meditation instruction, this group joins sitting and walking meditation in the Main Meditation Zoom room. Many people find it helpful to repeat this instruction session after sitting for a couple of weeks.

    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.

    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]