Introductory Programs

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 »