Ongoing Offerings

Our center offers a rich array of weekly ongoing offerings free to the public. No prior meditation experience required to attend. Most programs offer meditation instruction upon request. All are welcome.

Open Public Sitting Hours

Public Sitting Schedule

Sundays 9:00am – noon
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Meditation Instruction available Sundays between 9:00am and 10:00am and between 11:00am and 12:00pm or by appointment. A discussion group will take place between 10:ooam and 11:00am. This is an opportunity to explore any questions about meditation or the center.

Open House

The third Sunday of every month, 12:30pm – 2:00pm

All newcomers are invited to learn about the center. A brief orientation of the center will be given. This will be followed by a talk on various dharma topics given by a meditation instructor.

Shambhala Cafe

The first Saturday of every month, 9:00am – noon

A warm introduction to the Shambhala Center through a monthly gathering to share food, meditation, discussion and social time.

  •  9-10am meditation (individual instruction available)
  •  10-11am sharing a short dharma reading with coffee, tea and food
  •  11-12pm meditation (individual instruction available)

Young Adults Meditation Group

Thursday evenings, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

This is a weekly group for young adults who are interested in exploring the practice of meditation and engaging more fully and compassionately in the world. Join us as we practice together, discuss teachings, and support one another in our everyday challenges and aspirations! Although most participants are in their 20’s and 30’s, older and younger participants are also welcome to be part of the group. If you feel that this group can be of benefit to you, then you are welcome regardless of age! No meditation experience is necessary, and there is no cost for participating!

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Introductory

Shambhala Sadhana: Full Moon Community Practice

May 14th—August 6th

The Kongma Sakyong has requested that all Shambhala centres and groups host a monthly Shambhala Sadhana practice for all Shambhala community members on or near the full moon of each month. Continue »

Burlington Community Practice Intensive

with Shastri Sharon Keegan

August 12th—August 13th

The practice of sitting meditation slows our torrent of thoughts and distractions and uncovers the stable, clear and potent quality of our mind. Continue »

Introduction to Shambhala Buddhism

with Daniel Brown

August 26th

The Shambhala teachings and the teachings of vajrayana Buddhism meet at the highest level. They use different languages, but both traditions are telling the truth, which is that enlightenment is possible for all beings. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Daniel Brown

September 16th—September 17th

The Shambhala Training path of the Way of Shambhala begins with The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level One. Level One introduces the rich Shambhala tradition, which inspires and encourages us to explore and celebrate what it is to be human. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

October 2nd—October 23rd

This introductory class provides an opportunity to learn and deepen our experience and understanding of meditation. It is valuable for both newer and experienced students as it places special attention on practical suggestions for establishing a sitting. Continue »