Public Meditation Schedule

All our public meditation sessions are held online using Zoom during the pandemic. While we were hesitant to use this tecnology for this ancient practice, it turns out to work quite well, and allows a feeling of connecting with other meditators.

We suggest sitting on a chair or cushion in your home. Turn on your camera at the beginning so we can all see you; you can leave it on or turn it off during the medtation practice. Turn it on again at the end so we can check in and chat.

Some meditation sessions will be in-person starting July 6.  We will also continue to use Zoom for almost all our events, programs and meditation sessions for the foreseeable future.
You can find all our meditation sesssions on our monthly calendar.

 

Daily Sitting Meditation, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
This session is coordinated by Karim A.

 

Sunday mornings, 9:30 am – 10:00 am, or 9:30 am – 11:30 am via Zoom as part of the Shambhala Sunday mornings. On Sundays where there is a talk, sitting is from 9:30 am – 10:00 am.  If there is  no talk scheduled, there is sitting meditation practice from 9:30 am – 11:30 am, followed by a group discussion. This session is coordinated by Jan R and Sandy B.

 


Wednesday evenings,  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Sitting and walking meditation, part of the Open House program. At 8 pm, there is virtual tea (BYOT) and cookies (BYOC).  Online dharma talk and discussion from 8:15 to 9 pm.  
Meditation instruction is available. Please connect on Zoom a few minutes early so we can set up a Zoom Breakout Room for meditation instruction. 
This session is coordinated by Paul B and Geoff B.

 

Saturday Morning compassion meditation, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Monday Evening compassion meditation, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Compassion defines us. It is at the very heart of humanity. And the practices of compassion – meditation, contemplation, bodhicitta practice, The Four Immeasurables, Tonglen, and others – open us, make us resilient, and prepare the ground for a kind and caring society. Such practices are especially precious in times of trouble and social isolation.  Instruction, meditation, and group discussion.
These sessions are coordinated by John F

 

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

Please mute your microphone during sitting meditation.  You can meditate with your camera on or off.  Each Zoom meeting begins a few minutes before the posted time.

Helpful tips for Using Zoom for online meditation and classes.

 

You can arrive late for any sitting session.  Please place your shoes in the main closet and enter the meditation hall quietly.  If there is a gatekeeper, you may be directed to wait outside the meditation hall for a few minutes before entering.  You can also quietly leave any meditation session early.  A good time to do this is during walking meditation.

 

Public sitting meditation sessions may be cancelled on holidays. We have changed our schedule many times as we try to keep up with the changing pandemic situation. Please check out our monthly calendar regularly.