Join us for Open House every Tuesday night from 7 – 9:00 p.m. Free meditation instruction, practice, readings, discussions, tea and cookies.
First Tuesday – Open House Dharma Talks
Please join us for our First Tuesday Open House Dharma Talk each month. On the first Tuesday of each month, from 7 – 9:00 p.m., our regular open house will feature a special guest Shambhala teacher or senior Shambhala student. The discussions, while focusing on introducing new students to Shambhala, will also contain wisdom and insight for practitioners at every level. Please join us for the these special events.
Upcoming Dharma Talk Schedule
(All Tuesday Night Open House Programs will be from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted):
Tuesday, March 7th from 7 – 9:00 p.m.
Open to Openness – A Discussion Led By Chinh Nguyen
If you asked Trungpa Rinpoche for the essence of the Buddha’s teaching, he would say, “It is very simple. It is simply the teaching of openness, complete openness.”
– Excerpt from Never Turn Away By Rigdzin Shikpo.
Chinh was introduced to Buddhism at a very young age. He later joined the Order of Interbeing of the Plum Village Zen tradition, received the precepts, Jukai, in the Soto Zen tradition and is empowered as a Shambhala Guide and Assistant Director, a preliminary teaching position in the SHAMBHALA community.
He is Co-Vice-President of Mindful Peacebuilding, a non-profit organization that gives attention to mindfulness, honoring inclusiveness, developing peace building skills, and strengthening the capacity for deep listening. He is also an InterPlay leader in training, and uses movement, improvisation, artistic expressions and storytelling to play and connect with others to build community. He is part of the team playing with dirt and plants in the InterPlayce sidewalk garden and has been enjoying arranging flowers and greenery that come from it.
Every Third Tuesday – Pema Night!
As part of our regularly scheduled Tuesday Open House, we are now offering Pema Night on the third Tuesday of each month! Please join us as we play Pema Chödrön talks (usually via DVD) and/or read from one of her books. Discussion and light refreshments to follow!
Every Fourth Tuesday – The Shambhala Principle
Group readings from and discussion about The Shambhala Principle by Shambhala Lineage Holder Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche.
$5 – $10 donation is appreciated for any Tuesday night offering.