Wednesday Open House-in person & online - 7pm`

February 10th—March 31st

Date details +
    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, learn about Buddhism and  begin to build a regular meditation 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 in the main meditation hall (limited to 10-12 people), and online using Zoom. You are welcome to arrive late or leave early for this meditation period.

    Also at 7:00pm,  we offer in-person meditation instruction for first-time meditators and people who would like a refresher in the small meditation hall, limited to the instructor + 3 participants.  After meditation instruction, this group joins sitting and walking meditation in the Main Meditation Hall. 

    If you are attending via Zoom and would like meditation instruction, please arrive by 6:55 pm so we can set up a separate Zoom room for online meditation instruction.

    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 at 6:55 pm. Meditate at home with us (with your camera on or off) from 7-8 pm. At 8 pm there are announcements. Then we will take the laptop into the kitchen where we can all have a live/virtual conversation. We encourage you to have a cup of tea with us at home. About 8:15, we 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]