Union of Shamatha-Vipashyana Community Weekend (SSBS)

September 9th—September 11th (2022)

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    Price.:
  • $150 Full Price
  • $175 Sponsor
  • $125 BSC Member
  • $75 Subsidized
Room: Main Shrine Room

Union of Shamatha-Vipashyana Community Weekend (SSBS)

Friday-Sunday 9/9-9/11, 2022

Friday 9/9, 7-9PM

Saturday & Sunday  9/10 & 9/11, 9AM-5PM

Full awakening is not possible until we have realized the inherent unity of shamatha and vipashyana. Being on the dot is only possible when we appreciate the whole space of our existence. Opening to our world comes from being fully present and alive to who we are. Traditionally, we practice these qualities of precision and vastness as if they were separate and gradually blend them together. Finally, we realize they have never been apart. This weekend continues to deepen our practice of shamatha, and offers glimpses of vipashyana and its union with shamatha.


This class is part of the Shambhala School of Buddhist Studies series—a complete cycle of teachings to immerse the interested learner in the path of Buddhism. To learn more and register for other SSBS classes, please click on a class below:

Cycle 1:

Taming the Mind
Shamatha: Nine Stages
Walking the Boddhisattva Path
Maitri: Five Wisdom Energies

Cycle 2:

The Three Jewels
Bodhisattva Warrior: The Six Paramitas
Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Lineage & Devotion

Cycle 3:

Karma: Five Skandhas & Twelve Nidanas
Union of Shamatha-Vipashyana
Lojong
Sadhana of Mahamudra

Cycle 4:

Life of Buddha & History of Sangha
Mahayana & Bodhisattva Vow
Emptiness
Journey Without Goal