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At Tacoma Shambhala Meditation we understand people are looking for authentic spiritual experience and a place to explore meditation and spirituality with a welcoming and open-hearted community.

For the past five years we have been meeting at the Good Karma Center for Joy in Downtown Tacoma providing a space for meditaion, conversation and community where people feel welcome, heard and valued.

So take some time away from the frenzied, fast paced and oftern judgemental world. Come to our welcoming and open space at Good Karma Center where you can slow down and connect to your inherent peace and worthiness.

RSVP to our next meetup now! Meditation instruction will be offered for first time visitors, then enjoy the experience of meditation and heartfelt conversation to follow.

The Tacoma Shambhala Meditation Community offers meditation sessions at the Good Karma Center for Joy on Tuesday evenings starting at 6:45.

We practice a warm and open approach to meditation and welcome anyone interested in the practice. The energy of group meditation is a great way to engage the practice and ignite your personal practice. We explore our mindfulness practice through group meditation, study, and discussion.

We enjoy tea and conversation together as well. We are a group of about 15 regular participants with new folks coming all the time. Come out and learn about meditation, it's a great way to spend an evening.

It is the Shambhala view that every human being has a fundamental nature of goodness, however, this natural goodness can be obscured by conditioning, habitual tendencies, doubt, fear, and aggression. It is our view that this natural goodness can be cultivated through meditation and developed in daily life extending out to our families, friends, communities, and to the greater society.

The Tacoma Shambhala Meditation Community is a branch of the Seattle Shambhala Meditation Center. Together we offer a wide range of meditative and inspiring programs and classes. For more information on Shambhala visit the pages of this meetup group and for information on the various programs and classes offered by Shambhala see the main Seattle Shambhala site and our facebook page.

http://seattle.shambhala.org/

https://www.facebook.com/TacomaShambhalaGroup

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Meditation And Discussion: Comfortable With Uncertainty

The Good Karma Center for Joy

Please join us for our weekly gathering of meditation and uplifting conversation. This week we will use as our inspiration for discussion teachings from Pema Chodron's book "Comfortable With Uncertainty". This book explores 108 teachings on cultivating fealessness and compassion. These are essential teaching for cultivating compassion and clarity amid the anxieties and hardships of real life. Meditation Instructions will be offered for first time visitors from 6:45 to 7pm. If this is your first time please arrive around 6:40 for a brief orientation to our space and to settle into meditation instruction. Meditation practice for all starts at 7pm. Please arrive a few minutes early for a meet and greet. We will practice both sitting and walking meditation for one hour. After meditation all are welcome to join for a discussion of various topics related to meditation, Buddhism, and their application to our everyday life. Please note that more people attend our weekly mediation gatherings than RSVP via meetup. A suggested $10 offering for this event is greatly appreciated. All offerings help to pay for the space rental and materials for our weekly gathering. Be Well

Meditation And Discussion: Comfortable With Uncertainty

The Good Karma Center for Joy

Please join us for our weekly gathering of meditation and uplifting conversation. This week we will use as our inspiration for discussion teachings from Pema Chodron's book "Comfortable With Uncertainty". This book explores 108 teachings on cultivating fealessness and compassion. These are essential teaching for cultivating compassion and clarity amid the anxieties and hardships of real life. Meditation Instructions will be offered for first time visitors from 6:45 to 7pm. If this is your first time please arrive around 6:40 for a brief orientation to our space and to settle into meditation instruction. Meditation practice for all starts at 7pm. Please arrive a few minutes early for a meet and greet. We will practice both sitting and walking meditation for one hour. After meditation all are welcome to join for a discussion of various topics related to meditation, Buddhism, and their application to our everyday life. Please note that more people attend our weekly mediation gatherings than RSVP via meetup. A suggested $10 offering for this event is greatly appreciated. All offerings help to pay for the space rental and materials for our weekly gathering. Be Well

Meditation 101: Learn To Meditate

The Good Karma Center for Joy

This Tuesday come to Meditation 101. This is a great opportunity for those of you who have been planning to come out to meditation, but haven't made it, and for those new to meditation who want to learn. We will be offering beginning meditation instruction for all who attend and after meditation all will have the opportunity to ask questions about the practice. Please note that more people attend our weekly meditation sessions than RSVP via meetup. After meditation we will have a group discussion about the practice of meditation and our everyday lives using a variety of materials. This Summer we will take as our inspiration for discussion the book "The Shambhala Principle-Discovering Humanity's Hidden Treasure" by Sakyong Mipham. Sakyong Mipham writes: "We humans have come to a crossroads in our history: we can either destroy the world or create a good future. The Shambhala Principle offers the notion of basic goodness as a way of addressing the personal and social challenges that we face. Do we, as humans, have confidence in the basic goodness of humanity, as well as of society itself?" These are the questions will provide fertile ground for discussion and inspiration about personal transformation as well as societal transformation. We also share tea and cookies and conversation to end the evening. Our Tuesday night meditations are always offered free of charge. A $10 donation is appreciated. All donations go to pay monthly rent and to provide for materials used. Please come out and join us.

Meditation And Discussion: Comfortable With Uncertainty

The Good Karma Center for Joy

Please join us for our weekly gathering of meditation and uplifting conversation. This week we will use as our inspiration for discussion teachings from Pema Chodron's book "Comfortable With Uncertainty". This book explores 108 teachings on cultivating fealessness and compassion. These are essential teaching for cultivating compassion and clarity amid the anxieties and hardships of real life. Meditation Instructions will be offered for first time visitors from 6:45 to 7pm. If this is your first time please arrive around 6:40 for a brief orientation to our space and to settle into meditation instruction. Meditation practice for all starts at 7pm. Please arrive a few minutes early for a meet and greet. We will practice both sitting and walking meditation for one hour. After meditation all are welcome to join for a discussion of various topics related to meditation, Buddhism, and their application to our everyday life. Please note that more people attend our weekly mediation gatherings than RSVP via meetup. A suggested $10 offering for this event is greatly appreciated. All offerings help to pay for the space rental and materials for our weekly gathering. Be Well

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