New Sunday Morning Format! Meditation, Food, and Conversation.

Beginning on September 1st, we’re going to start a new Sunday morning format at the center. The inspiration is that Sunday mornings will be a time for the whole community (families welcome!) to come together to practice, eat, and socialize. We would like to warmly encourage and invite all levels of practitioners to attend this program each week, from acharyas to people visiting the center for the first time.

The format for our Sunday Community Practice will begin with opening chants at 9am followed by sitting and walking meditation until 11am. At 11am, a senior teacher will give a short dharma talk followed by meditation instruction and more practice and a chance to ask questions and have a discussion. Open House will be available for newcomers from 1030am to 11am in the Community Room where they will be introduced to the center and Shambhala. Open House participants will then join the rest of the community at 11am for the rest of the morning.

At noon, we will offer a soup and salad social, which will be an opportunity to visit with other community members, welcome newcomers, and connect with new and old friends. The center will provide the soup and salad each week and attendees are welcomed to bring a dish to share as well if they would like to.

This new Sunday program will happen every Sunday of the year! We hope that you will join us regularly, and be a part of our sangha growing together through practice and community building.