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

Sundays 9:00am – 12:00pm, Tea & Cookies Social 12:00pm – 12:30pm

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Meditation Instruction available on Sundays between 9:00am – 12:00pm or by appointment. This is an opportunity to explore any questions about meditation or the center.

Learn to Meditate

Wednesdays 6:00pm – 7:00pm

The Burlington Shambhala Center offers drop-in guided meditation instruction for beginners, or anyone looking to refresh their understanding of mindfulness meditation practice.

Led by a qualified Shambhala Meditation Instructor, this one-hour class presents the view and technique of mindfulness-awareness meditation. Each class features a guided practice session as well as an opportunity to ask questions.

Through synchronizing mind and body in meditation, we create the foundation for a sane and balanced life.

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)

30’s & Under Social Meditation Group

Wednesday evenings, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

This is a weekly group for young adults in their 20’s and 30’s who are interested in exploring the practice of meditation and how it relates to our everyday lives.  The format of our meetings is based on a powerful practice called Social Meditation.  Social Meditation offers guidelines and inspiration to extend our individual meditation into a social setting.  While individual meditation provides the opportunity to simply and non-judgmentally allow ourselves to feel and be present with our moment-to-moment experience of being human, the practice of Social Meditation nurtures a safe social space in which we can genuinely share our feelings and experience with a group of our peers, as well as listening deeply to others as they express their own feelings and experience.  Together we practice communicating with bravery and vulnerability—which are equivalent in the view of Social Meditation—so that we can bring these qualities into our daily lives.

Although most participants are in their 20’s and 30’s, older and younger participants are also welcome.  If you feel that this group can be of benefit to you, then please join us regardless of age!  No meditation experience is necessary, and there is no cost for participating.

Click here for more information.

Find how to get to our Shambhala Center here.

 

Introductory

Gatekeeper Training

with Gary Vu

December 10th

The role of the gatekeeper is to serve as a gentle but unequivocal boundary between the meditation hall and the outside. The presence of a gatekeeper elicits mindful decorum and conduct and serves to protect the practice environment. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Daniel Brown

January 11th—January 12th (2020)

The Way of Shambhala curriculum begins with Shambhala Training Level I - The Art of Being Human. Level I offers formal meditation instruction and an introduction to the Shambhala tradition of spiritual warriorship. Continue »

The Shamanic Journey and Meditation Workshop

with Julie Soquet

February 15th (2020)

Shamanism is a multiplicity of healing practices and traditions of indigenous peoples which extend throughout the world and back into thousands of years of prehistoric time. Through foundational meditation practice, we can settle our body and mind in orde Continue »