Getting Started

Meditation is a practice that anyone can do.

It is based on the radical idea that the natural state of the mind is not scattered, nervous, and confused, but rather calm, creative, and clear. Practicing regularly provides a way to settle into this natural state more often.  At the Shambhala centers, we begin by training in shamatha or mindfulness meditation. This foundational technique allows you to tune into the present moment, at home, at work, or wherever you go in your day to day life.

We welcome anyone new to meditation to check out these ongoing introductory classes & programs.

You can drop-in to any of these offerings.  If you would like to have instruction, you can call ahead to be sure it will be offered on a specific date.


Weekly Community Meditation Practice

Tuesday                                                            6:00-7:00pm

Sunday*                                                           10:30am-12:30pm

*includes a Pema Chodron video or reading

The simplicity of sitting with others with free meditation instruction available Tuesdays and Sundays.


Monthly Open House with Dharma Talk

Second Tuesday of each month                        6:00-9:00pm

The monthly event is designed for newcomers which includes guided meditation, a dharma talk, and light refreshments following the event.  Community sitting and walking meditation from 6-7 pm with instruction available.  Tea and socializing then Dharma Talk at 7:15 pm.  A great introduction to Shambhala and the teachings.