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The Shambhala Meditation Group of Oshawa - Weekly Meetup
General Overview: The Shambhala Oshawa Meditation Group serves the Durham Region, providing meditation instruction, group meditation, community and programs. We are one of over 220 centres and meditation groups worldwide. Each local community offers the same distinctive body of teachings and practices and shares the common, global aspiration for good human society. People who come to Shambhala may have different religious faiths, follow different spiritual traditions or teachers, or have different paths of practice and opinions, including political views. They have different ages and genders, as well as different sexual orientations, and physical, perceptual and mental abilities. Everyone is welcome to attend - meditation sitting starts at 7:15 pm and goes until 8:00 pm (with instruction offered in a separate room), tea to follow with a moderated discussion or talk after, ending at 9:00 PM. Talk topics (when possible) are posted in Meetup in advance. Topics that may be more suitable for adults only will be noted in advance of the discussion. You may attend for either instruction or the talks, however we ask that you arrive on time as much as possible and if you arrive a few minutes late, please enter quietly in order to be respectful of fellow meditators. Note: RSVPs are never correct since we have people coming regularly that are not part of the Meetup. It's a warm and friendly environment and we'd love to have you join us - we look forward to welcoming you!

We meet at the basement of a church

464 Ritson Rd S Oshawa, ON L1H 5J9, Canada · Oshawa, ON

What we're about

This is a short video segment that Rogers did on the Shambhala Centre of Mississauga perhaps it'd be helpful for you to get an idea of what this group is about:

The Shambhala Durham Region Meditation Group is committed to bringing the simple practice of meditation to people. We are part of Shambhala International - a world wide community of over 200 meditation centres. We provide meditation instruction, classes, programs and opportunities to practice meditation. Sitting Meditation: Join us every Friday at 7:15 PM for meditation instruction and group meditation practice. The Way of Shambhala is the core path of study offered by our group.

It is open to people from all religious backgrounds or no religious background, and requires no commitment to Buddhism. The understanding and practices that we teach within Shambhala are human wisdom, and reflect something basic about the human situation, beyond specific cultures, nationalities or religions. Students are introduced to the teachings in the context of an ongoing meditation practice. The courses and programs we offer are designed to stabilize and strengthen our meditation, and clarify our understanding of the teachings. Course activities such as group discussion, and contemplative exercises allow us to connect to the teachings at an experiential level, and find ways to integrate the path of meditation, wisdom and compassion into our daily lives. We encourage everyone to examine and question the teachings to determine how they are personally relevant.

Meeting Location: Protection of our Mother of God Church, 464 Ritson Rd S Oshawa, ON

Email: shambhaladurham@live.ca Follow us on Twitter: @ShambhalaOshawa

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