Introductory

Pain, Suffering, and the Four Noble Truths

with Suzanne Schecter Côté

April 13th—June 8th

The Buddha taught that life is suffering, that we create that suffering and that there is a way to overcome it. But what about pain? Continue »

Working With Speed, Living with Intention

with David Fowler

May 2nd—May 30th

Speed seems to be inherent in society today, and we often evaluate ourselves by how much we can get done without questioning whether we are doing is truly right for us. Come to this course to examine what to let go and what to cultivate. Continue »

Karma

with Suzanne Schecter Côté

May 21st—June 25th

Have you ever wondered about karma? How it works? What is good karma? What is bad karma? The path of meditation and awareness, is closely linked to the activity of karma. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging with Stéphane Bédard

May 25th—May 26th - Date postponed or cancelled

Ikebana is the Japanese art and contemplative practice of flower arranging dating back to the 6th century. As a “meditation in action,” Ikebana helps us connect to the present moment and wakes up our sense perceptions. Continue »

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness

with Alexis Shotwell

June 6th—June 27th

A four-session discussion class focused on the book Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing Continue »

The Development of Peace: Basic Teachings of the Buddha

with Cathy Baerg & Katrina Burton

July 2nd—July 30th

Contemplative Writing Workshop

with Tunde Nemeth

July 6th

Writing, like meditation, is a solitary act that benefits greatly from practice with others. Continue »

Contemplative Writing Workshop

with Tunde Nemeth

July 20th

The Road Home: Book Study

with Loretta Colton

August 8th—September 5th

Together we will read, discuss, contemplate the book The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path, by Ethan Nichtern. Each class will include a period of meditation and contemplation Continue »

Contemplative Writing Workshop

with Tunde Nemeth

August 10th

Writing, like meditation, is a solitary act that benefits greatly from practice with others. Continue »

Contemplative Writing Workshop

with Tunde Nemeth

August 24th

Level I: The Art of Being Human

September 14th—September 15th

This first weekend of Shambhala Training introduces the practice of meditation instruction as a means of opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation. Through meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness. Continue »