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.
Thursday April 9th
Melanie Klein, the new Director of the Boulder Shambhala Center will be our guest teacher.
Ms. Klein has been a member of the Shambhala community for over 18 years. She is a teacher and meditation instructor and served as co-director of the Shambhala Center of Los Angeles for three years where she had a 23-year career in business development with Boeing. She graduated from the Master of Divinity program at Naropa University this spring, and has been ordained as an Upadhyaya, or Shambhala chaplain
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 April 5th.
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:
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February - April 2015 Events (PDF format)
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2003 rated PG-13 125mins
Friday evening, March 27, 2015
from 7 to 9:30 PM
at The Meditation Place
In this disarming fantasy told largely through flashbacks, young reporter William Bloom attempts to learn more about his dying father by finding the truth behind a lifetime of his fanciful tall tales and legends of epic proportions.
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman, Robert Guillaume, Marion Cotillard, Steve Buscemi, Danny DeVito, David Denman
Popcorn, tea, and sparkling water will be provided.
You are welcome to bring other food or drink to share.
There will be a discussion after the movie if time permits.
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!
Sunday, March 29th The Meditation Place, 940 Kimbark, Longmont
1:30 -3:30 pm
Topic: Chapter 13, "Aloneness and the Virtues of the Higher Realms"
Facilitator: Barbara Schwendler
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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