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We welcome anyone who wants to learn or practice meditation in a supportive group setting. Each week we share in a search for meaning, and to discuss our aspirations for a good society. We participate in a weekly Open House at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston, which offers beginning meditation instruction, a chance for group practice, honest and heartfelt conversation, and a community reception.

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Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting and Walking

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Join our weekly group practice of sitting and walking meditation held every Sunday morning at the Boston Shambhala Meditation Center (also known as Nyinthün, translated to "day session" of sitting meditation). We welcome people of all practice levels. A meditation instructor is available to offer guidance (upon request) and short personal meetings to answer questions for both new and experienced meditators. The practice begins and ends with a short set of traditional group chants (in English) and includes a dharma reading and a practice of compassion for those who have instruction in Tonglen. Nyinthün is best experienced in its entirety, but people are free to arrive and leave at anytime. There is a suggested donation of $5 - $10, everyone is encouraged to practice generosity at the level that feels most appropriate. Coffee and tea are provided in our community room during walking and comfort breaks. ----------------------- The group practice of Nyinthün is one of the most beneficial ways of deepening and extending our meditation. We are supported and carried by the group energy which creates a powerful atmosphere of practice. This energy inspires our own practice further than short daily sessions alone. By participating in weekly Nyinthün practice we can strengthen and deepen our personal meditation practice which in turn gives momentum to maintaining a regular sitting routine. When the new moon coincides, participants are led in the chanting of a vivid, powerful group practice called 'The Sadhana of Mahamudra' written by the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (founder of the Shambhala tradition).

Learn to Meditate: An Intro Session

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

What we'll do: Our weekly class introduces the basics of sitting meditation with a qualified instructor. It's an ideal way to bring the simple yet profound and powerful practice of meditation into your everyday life. This basic meditation class is for beginners, as well as anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of the technique. What to wear: Wear something comfortable so you can sit on a cushion on the floor or in a chair for an hour. Shoes can’t be worn in the meditation hall, bare feet or socks are both acceptable. Temperatures can vary, so dressing in layers is always a good idea. What to bring: You may want to bring a notebook/pen to take notes and a closeable water bottle. We ask you to turn off cell phones and leave spillable containers outside the meditation hall. Important to know: This is a drop-in class; no registration is required. Participants are welcome to come as often as you like, but the class is designed as a one-time introduction with the same content each week.

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting and Walking

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Join our weekly group practice of sitting and walking meditation held every Sunday morning at the Boston Shambhala Meditation Center (also known as Nyinthün, translated to "day session" of sitting meditation). We welcome people of all practice levels. A meditation instructor is available to offer guidance (upon request) and short personal meetings to answer questions for both new and experienced meditators. The practice begins and ends with a short set of traditional group chants (in English) and includes a dharma reading and a practice of compassion for those who have instruction in Tonglen. Nyinthün is best experienced in its entirety, but people are free to arrive and leave at anytime. There is a suggested donation of $5 - $10, everyone is encouraged to practice generosity at the level that feels most appropriate. Coffee and tea are provided in our community room during walking and comfort breaks. ----------------------- The group practice of Nyinthün is one of the most beneficial ways of deepening and extending our meditation. We are supported and carried by the group energy which creates a powerful atmosphere of practice. This energy inspires our own practice further than short daily sessions alone. By participating in weekly Nyinthün practice we can strengthen and deepen our personal meditation practice which in turn gives momentum to maintaining a regular sitting routine. When the new moon coincides, participants are led in the chanting of a vivid, powerful group practice called 'The Sadhana of Mahamudra' written by the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (founder of the Shambhala tradition).

Learn to Meditate: An Intro Session

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

What we'll do: Our weekly class introduces the basics of sitting meditation with a qualified instructor. It's an ideal way to bring the simple yet profound and powerful practice of meditation into your everyday life. This basic meditation class is for beginners, as well as anyone who would like to refresh their understanding of the technique. What to wear: Wear something comfortable so you can sit on a cushion on the floor or in a chair for an hour. Shoes can’t be worn in the meditation hall, bare feet or socks are both acceptable. Temperatures can vary, so dressing in layers is always a good idea. What to bring: You may want to bring a notebook/pen to take notes and a closeable water bottle. We ask you to turn off cell phones and leave spillable containers outside the meditation hall. Important to know: This is a drop-in class; no registration is required. Participants are welcome to come as often as you like, but the class is designed as a one-time introduction with the same content each week.

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Learn to Meditate: An Intro Session

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

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