https://boston.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=544513 Shambhala Boston
646 Brookline Avenue
Brookline, MA 02445
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Wednesday Dharma Gatherings - open to community and newcomers - draw on the sangha - the third jewel of Buddhism - as a refuge and support for waking up. Depending on the week a presenter might share a key point from the classical Buddhist teachings, a memorable passage from a dharma text, a challenge or inspiration they are working with in their own path, or an exploration of putting the teachings into daily life.
The view of Shambhala is about whole-hearted engagement in life, i.e meditation in action, not separating one's life into spiritual and secular. So how do we dig in fully and apply the teachings to our everyday lives? What can we learn from one another on the path?
June 15: Welcoming the Unwelcome, with Trish Nuzzola
June 22: Unconditional Compassion with Charlie Trageser
June 29: The Earth-Based Wisdom of Shambhala with Mary Lang
July 6: Start Where You Are with Austin Seeley
July 13: Why is meditation so boring? with Janet Romaine
July 20: Practicing without Concepts with Collin Whelley
July 27: Feeding the Hungry Ghosts with Max Roberts-Zirker
Conversations will be grounded in the experience of meditation in action
Each evening includes: Brief meditation instruction and 10-20 minutes of practice, a short presentation on a dharma topic, and 30-45 minutes of open discussion
These Open House Dharma Gatherings are each Wednesday from 7-8:30pm in person at the Boston Shambhala Center. Registration is not required - just come by. All are welcome!
As an in-person event, all participants must agree to abide by the Shambhala Center’s current Coronavirus Precautions Policy. Additionally, we ask you to limit the use of scented products, as many people have chemical sensitivities. Note that our building is not wheelchair accessible.