Monday Open Practice Begins

Monday Night “Open Practice” Begins June 26, 2023

Our Minneapolis Shambhala Center is opening its doors on Monday nights once again!  Please join us on Mondays for Open Practice from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

All are invited to practice shamatha meditation in our main meditation hall and then engage in discussion about their experience afterward.  There is no formal program, just friends sharing their basic goodness who want to be mindful of whatever arises in the moment.

Program Description:

At the heart of the Buddhist tradition is the sitting practice of meditation. While seemingly plain and uneventful at first glance, it contains within it limitless potential for synchronizing our minds and bodies, opening our hearts to kindness and compassion, bringing into focus our mindfulness and sharpening our discerning awareness, and growing ever more firmly rooted in our basic goodness and shared humanity.  Variations of this discipline have been practiced for thousands of years by different spiritual traditions around the world.

In our practice of Shamatha, or Peaceful Abiding, we learn to sit with, appreciate, and observe the constant emergence of our thoughts, the full kaleidoscope of our shifting moods, the ebbs and tides of our emotions. Whatever happens to arise in the moment adds to the richness of our experience.  We learn to sit with our minds, with our lives – as we are.  With continued practice, we learn to be at home with ourselves; we learn to be at home in the world.

Join us Monday evenings for open sitting practice and an engaging discussion over a cup of tea.  This program is free and open to all levels of experience. Beginners are especially encouraged to attend.

Please see our calendar to confirm the center is holding this program that night before arriving.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


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