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 Saturday of every month 9 am - 12 noon
The Meditation Place
324 Main Street, Longmont, CO (East alley entrance, parking directly East of our door)
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.
This Thursday June 23
An Evening of Sitting Meditation and a Book Review
Carol Janda will read a passage from Chapter One of "Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness," by John Makransky and Philip Osgood, who are students of Lama Surya Das (a protege of the Dalai Lama).
Check back for upcoming Thursday Talks with Senior Shambhala Teachers
Saturday Morning Nyinthun
Saturday 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 July 2nd.
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.
AUDIO LIBRARY (Updated March 2016)
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:
May - August 2016 Events (PDF format)
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SAVE THE DATE!
Come celebrate summer, nature, and community
Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Heil Valley Ranch Picnic Pavilion
Bring: brown bag supper, water, insect repellent (no dogs or alcohol in Park)
Events: Lhasang (if you wish, bring an item to pass through the smoke), music, short and easy hike around Lichen Loop trail (1.3 miles), led by Naturalists Barbara Schwendler and Carol Janda.
We will hear wildlife for sure, and it is likely we will see some.
Click Here for event flyer and directions.
Monthly Book Club Study Group
Start Where You Are, by Pema Chodron
Sit, drink tea, discuss the book.
Date: Sunday June 26
Location: The Meditation Place, 324 Main St, Longmont
Time: 1:00-2:30 pm
NOTE: The Book Club will meet on the 4th Sunday each month from 1:00-2:30pm (starting May 22).
Support The Longmont Shambhala Meditation Group:
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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 June 20, 2016
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