Monday Night Open Class

March 20th

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    Program Registration is Closed.

    Monday Night Open Class is a popular drop-in class open to anyone interested in exploring or engaging Shambhala and Buddhist teachings.

    Each class offers an in-depth taste of one aspect of the teachings, always presented in relation to meditation practice and to daily life. We open with group meditation instruction at 7:00 pm, and continue sitting until 7:30. After a short tea break, a talk is presented with ample opportunity for interaction, questions and discussion.

    This is a wonderful opportunity to immerse oneself in dharma teachings and meditation practice in a single evening. We welcome both newcomers and familiar faces. No previous experience needed. Come to one class, or come every week.

    Every Monday (except major holidays)

    7–7:30 pm- Meditation Instruction and Sitting Practice

    7:30–7:45 pm- Tea

    7:45–9 pm- Talk and Discussion

    Donation of $5 to $10 appreciated, not required!



    January 9                    Ellen Mains                 The Energy of Wakefulness

    January 16                  Roland Cohen             Not Too Tight, Not Too Loose

    January 23                  Ken Campbell             Not Giving Up on the World

    January 30                  Jim Yensan                  Beginners Mind

    February 6                  Melanie Klein             If the Buddha Could Tweet

    February 13                Jill Cohen                    What’s Love Got to Do with It?

    February 20                Ellen Mains                 Wakefulness and Communication                                                                  

    February 27                            Shambhala Day – No Class

    March 6                      Walter Taylor             Making Friends with Yourself

    March 13                    Ken Campbell             Smile at Fear

    March 20                    Jim Yensan                  Heaven, Earth and Humanity

    March 27                    Roland Cohen             Creativity and Chaos

    April 3                        Melanie Klein             Waking Up Together

    April 10                      Jill Cohen                    The Wisdom of the Natural World

    April 17                      Ken Campbell             Not Afraid to Be Who You Are

    April 24                      Jim Yensan                  Opening the Hand of Thought: Meditation

                                                                              and the Grasping Mind

    May 1                         Walter Taylor             Uplifting Your Life

    May 8                         Roland Cohen             Wisdom and Compassion