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This class is on hold for now. We will let you know when we are ready to restart.
All programs (except Learn to Meditate) will be available using Zoom video conferencing at this link: https://zoom.us/j/8995306451 Information on specific classes can be found on our website calendar and program listings. This meditation and discussion group brings together Shambhala Buddhist meditation practice with the Twelve Steps recovery programs. Meetings are anonymous and confidential and explore the relationship of addictions and recovery to our personal paths as warriors, bodhisattvas, and meditation practitioners. Open to all Buddhist practitioners, 12 Step practitioners, and individuals interested in exploring the relationship of meditation to recovery from addiction and addictive behaviors. Meeting format is generally as follows: Initial meditation instruction followed by a period of sitting meditation. Then a book study format meeting and discussion. Concluding with another short period of meditation. We welcome all who our interested.
OPEN TO EVERYONE! All Shambhala programs (except Learn to Meditate which will use a different zoom link) will be available using Zoom video conferencing please visit our website for the links https://stpetersburg.shambhala.org/ Information on specific classes can be found on our website calendar and program listings. Come enjoy an an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your practice! Meditation with the sangha is a very important aspect for practitioners at every level. Sunday sessions include recitation of morning chants (first 15 minutes) followed by extended sitting/walking meditation practice. Shamatha and other lineage practices will be done simultaneously, all in silence. You may come and go at any time during the 9-12 time period. New to Meditation? At 11:00 am one of our senior teachers will provide a brief introduction to our center, followed by meditation instruction. The Shambhala instructors at our center are experienced practitioners, thoroughly trained to provide guidance, support and direction to students. The meditation that we practice is called shamatha meditation which means "peaceful abiding". Click here for more information on this type of mediation. LUNCH! IS Temporarily CANCELLED - stay posted At noon the center will host a "soup and salad social" lunch. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, reconnect with old friends or ask your questions about Shambhala Buddhism to one of our senior teachers. If you have any questions please email us at [masked] We humbly accept donations that will be used to maintain the space.
Learn to Meditate will be held by Zoom We are currently offering this program for free during COVID-19 Please visit our website for the log in information https://stpetersburg.shambhala.org/ In this 2 hour introductory class you will receive the technique, guidance and experience necessary to start a mindfulness-awareness or “peaceful abiding” meditation practice. Your teacher will give you detailed instruction and guided meditation so that you have the tools for a daily practice. We will practice together and have time for discussion and questions. Ideal for beginners or students wanting to refresh their meditation technique. http://stpetersburg.shambhala.org/registration/?action=form&id=172197