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Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center
• What we'll do Once a month on a Sunday morning, the Shambhala Sadhana will be offered in place of our morning sitting meditation practice. These gatherings are a community practice for members and guests to celebrate and strengthen our understanding of basic goodness and enlightened society. In January of 2011, toward the end of his year retreat, the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche (our lineage holder) composed the Shambhala Sadhana as a way to celebrate and strengthen our understanding of basic goodness and enlightened society and requests that we gather as a community to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. This remarkable practice will serve as a way to connect our community with the vision, dignity and delight of Shambhala. Special Note: After practice, open conversation and tea will be offered. Please come enjoy this morning in community. Questions? Contact: Director Susie Cook at [masked] • What to bring An open mind and heart. • Important to know
We begin Sunday Morning Meditation at 9:00 a.m. with opening chants (optional) followed by sitting and walking meditation. Meditation Instruction available free of charge. Sitting ends at 10:15 a.m. and is followed by tea & conversation. This morning is free of charge. Donations are welcome. We are located at 255 West Napa Street. Parking is in the back. Enter from the parking lot. Come meditate in community!
Current Book (Fall 2018): Dream Yoga: Illuminating Your Life Thru Lucid Dreaming by Andrew Holecek Meditation practice is enhanced by study. In this way, practice and study are like two wings of a bird – you need both in order to soar. Join us at 7:00 p.m. for meditation practice. Following meditation at 7:30 pm, we will be reading and discussing a chapter from a dharma book. You do not necessarily need to have the book to participate; we share our copies and those we borrow from our library. You may also purchase the book from our small bookstore as well. We warmly invite our community of friends and practitioners (at all levels of experience) to join us for this evening. The Book Study evenings are hosted by Carlos Gonzales. Email him here if you have any questions: [masked]. • What to bring Just an open mind! • Important to know
• What we'll do This midweek morning meditation is an ongoing offering every Wednesday. Initial meditation instruction is available for newcomers as well as two 20 minute sitting meditation sessions interspersed with 10 minutes of walking meditation. You are invited to stay for tea & conversation after meditation (optional). Come energize your existing meditation practice in this group setting! • What to bring Just yourself. • Important to know Please arrive 5 min early to get settled.