Introductory

Sunday Community Practice

September 1st—August 30th (2020)

New Sunday morning format! Sunday Community Practice is the opportunity for our whole community to come together for meditation, food, and conversation. Continue »

Mindful Handwork Social Gathering

September 5th—November 21st

Join this biweekly, relaxed, creative social gathering, and bring your handiwork! We will share tea, informal conversation, and the opportunity to practice handiwork—such as knitting, crocheting, beading, and other creative arts. Continue »

Dharmic Warriors

September 6th—November 15th

Teens! Join our biweekly gathering for socializing and mindfulness. Being a teen can be rough, especially in these challenging and confusing times... Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana

with Sensei, Alexandra Shenpen

September 11th—December 11th

Japanese Flower Arranging Classes taught by Alexandra Shenpen Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

October 22nd—November 19th

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. Continue »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Calryn Aston

October 25th—October 27th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to this original nature with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine, dignified, caring human beings. Continue »

Sit-A-Thon!! Unconditional Goodness: The Warriors Practice of Peace

October 26th—October 27th

BSC’s 3rd 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 Continue »

Seeing (in) Color

with Sensei, Alexandra Shenpen

October 30th

Colour is an ever present, vibrant aspect of living & creating, whether in artistic mediums or everyday life. Developing & refreshing our understanding of colour theory & mixing, we will explore this vivid world through looking, seeing, painting & object Continue »

Radical Dharma Reading Group

November 3rd—December 1st

Please join us to read and discuss the book Radical Dharma by Lama Rod Owens, Rev. angel Kyodo Williams, and Jasmine Sydullah. You are welcomed to engage in a critical discussion on the dynamics of power, privilege, and race as it affects dharma communiti Continue »

The Four Limitless Ones: A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part I

November 5th—December 3rd

Open to all! The Shambhala acharyas have offered to lead the community in a year long series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage. Continue »

The Bardos in Everyday Life

with Andrew Holecek

November 5th—December 3rd

For the awakened ones, death is an illusion, and this course will lead you to that awakening. Continue »

Doubt and Confidence: Dancing on Moving Ground

with Richard Merrill

November 6th—November 23rd

We will immerse ourselves in the teachings on the Four Dignities (Tiger, Lion, Garuda, Dragon) to understand how relevant and potent these teachings are and how they can support us in meeting the challenges of our lives and times with gentleness, courage Continue »

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels 1 & 2

with Mark Kelleher

November 9th—November 10th

Qigong is a form of gentle, relaxing exercises to strengthen joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, and to increase flexibility, stimulate the circulation of energy in our body, and enhance mental clarity. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana: A Contemplative Art/Way of Flowers

with Sensei, Alexandra Shenpen

November 16th

Ikebana teaches us that everyone has the instinct, gentleness and courage of artistic talent. Skill develops with curiosity, receptivity, guidance from a trained instructor... and practice. Continue »

The Future is Open

with Carolyn Gimian

November 22nd—November 24th

Chogyam Trungpa challenges both popular and fundamental misconceptions in our understanding of the Buddhist doctrines of karma and rebirth, sharing a view of the Buddhist path and the practice of meditation that can actually help people to wake up. Continue »

The Joyful Snow Lion & The Paramitas: A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part II

December 10th—January 21st (2020)

Open to all! The Shambhala acharyas have offered to lead the community in a year long series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage. Continue »