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 Sunday of every month 9 am - 12 noon
The Meditation Place
940 Kimbark (on the southeast corner of 10th and Kimbark)
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.
Thursday, April 16th weather permitting
Melissa Robinson, Senior Shambhala Teacher
Melissa will speak at 8pm following meditation.
A $5 donation is suggested.
Melissa began practicing in New York City in the early 1970's. She and her family moved to Boulder, Colorado, in 1978 and she has been teaching in the Buddhist and Shambhala traditions since the 1980s. She and her husband retired to Northern Colorado in 2012 after sixteen years as the Resident Directors of Dorje Khyung Dzong Retreat Center.
Check back for upcoming Thursday Talks with Senior Shambhala Teachers
Sunday Morning Nyinthun
Sunday 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 May 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.
UPDATED! AUDIO LIBRARY
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:
PRINTABLE CALENDAR For DOWNLOADING:
February - April 2015 Events (PDF format)
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Great Eastern Sun Study Group
Now open to all practitioners who have completed
Shambhala Heart of Warriorship (levels 1-5)
Senior Shambhala Practitioners are encouraged to attend when they can.
Sit, drink tea, discuss the book:
"Great Eastern Sun" by Chogyum Trungpa Rinpoche,
and raise some collective lungta!
Date: Check back for the next meeting date
Location: The Meditation Place, 940 Kimbark, Longmont
Time: 1:30 -3:30 pm
Topic: Chapter to be announced
Facilitator: To be announced
Drop ins welcome!
No commitment or charge.
Bring a snack to share
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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 April 14th, 2015
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