BSC 4th Annual Sit-A-Thon!! For the Love of Wisdom

January 2nd—January 3rd

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  • $108 Full Price
  • $250 Sponsor
  • $50 BSC Member
  • $25 Subsidized
  • Enter Your Own Donation Amount
Room: Online Program
Program Registration is Closed.

For the Love of Wisdom and All Beings
The Virtual Shrine Room will be Open for 24-Hours!
Join in ANYTIME for 1 hour or more!!

Equal parts fundraiser and community-builder—join the good cause that is good for you!

24-hours of OPEN sitting begins at noon on Saturday, January 2nd.
Join Virtual Shrine Room:

Meeting ID: 897 4866 5692
Passcode: Sit-a-thon

BSC’s 4th annual 24-hour Sit-A-Thon is upon us! Whether you’re new to meditation or an advanced practitioner, please show your support by joining us––for one hour, 12 hours, or all 24!––and deepen your practice, enjoy community, and benefit from six short talks by senior Shambhala teachers.  What’s more, the archival vault opens after midnight, so, for you night owls, we will watch footage of some of the first Buddhist and Shambhala teachings ever offered in the West!

You didn’t know that meditating was a team sport?
At the Sit-A-Thon a little healthy competition can be fun! Join in with your favorite local Boulder or Shambhala Center group, or create your own group by registering with friends, colleagues, or your local yoga studio buddies. And rest assured, prizes will be awarded! Not into team sports? Don’t worry, individuals are welcome too.

This event encourages participation from practitioners of all levels. Are you brand new? We’ll have meditation instructors on hand. Are you an old hand? We’ll have Acharya talks to deepen your experience. Come one, come all! And please take a moment to share this great event with your networks via social media! Thank you!

Two ways YOU can join in:
1) Join in for any of the talks or practice sessions by making a donation to the Boulder Shambhala Center and/or supporting any of the people signed up for the Sit-a-Thon.

2) You can Sign up to be a fundraiser for the Sit-a-Thon by making your own page on the Sit-a-Thon WEBSITE. Then invite your family and friends to sponsor you to help raise money for BSC!

Boulder Shambhala’s 4th Annual Sit-A-Thon Schedule

Saturday, January 2nd (MST)

12 noon: Opening Chants & Sitting begins

12:30 pm Talk 1: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown:
"Coming Home to This Moment"

12:30-3pm Sitting

3pm-3:30pm Tea Break

3:30-4:00 Movement Session with Rick Merrill

4:00-4:30 Talk  2: Acharya Dale Asrael:
"Courage & Vulnerability: when practice falls apart"

4:30-6:30pm Sitting

6:30-7:30pm  Dinner

7:30-8pm Sitting

8-8:30pm Talk 3: Acharya Gaylon Ferguson:
"Cultivating Loving-Kindness: Understanding, Experience, Realization"

8:30-10:30pm Sitting (10pm Yoga with Trevor Williams)

10:30-11:00pm Tea Break

11pm-12am Sitting 


Sunday, January 3rd (MST)

12-12:30am Talk 4: Director Jessie Friedman:
"Dancing with Despair & Delight"

12:30-2 am Sitting 

2-3 am Dharma Video: TBD

3-5am Sitting (4:30am Yoga with Trevor Williams)

5-5:30am Tea Break

5:30-7:00am Sitting 

7-7:30 am Talk 5: Acharya Eric Spiegel:
"Faith & Vision"

7:30-8am Breakfast:

8-10am Sitting (9:30 Yoga with Trevor Williams)

10:30-11am Talk 6: Acharya Dan Hessey:
"An Introduction to the Shambhala Sadhana"

11- Noon: Closing Practice Session: Shambhala Sadhana

Closing Acknowledgements & Prizes!


Total Shamatha Hours: 17 ½ hrs!!

Number of Talks: 6

Number of Videos: 1

Number of Tea breaks: 3

Number of Meal Breaks: 2


Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 897 4866 5692
Passcode: Sit-a-thon