Welcome to the Flagstaff Shambhala Meditation Group
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The Flagstaff Shambhala Meditation Group is a division of Shambhala International. The international community of Shambhala Buddhism was founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and is now led by the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our lineage of teachers is rooted in the Kägyü and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Our foundation practice is Shamatha–Vipassana (Mindfulness–Awareness) meditation. We offer free initial and ongoing meditation instruction. In general, our meetings consist of about a half-hour period of meditation, followed by tea and snacks and a talk, video, or discussion. We also offer a variety of contemplative meditation techniques and other practices. We read the Heart Sutra the last Wednesday of each month and the Sadhana of Mahamudra on Wednesday evenings when they coincide with the full moon. The series of Shambhala Training Levels are available at the Phoenix Shambhala Center and the Tucson Shambhala Center, as well as other Centers around the world.

We are a small, vibrant group of people who are concerned with developing our meditation practices and studying Shambhala and Buddhist teachings. We strive to help ourselves and others discover our inherent sanity, gentleness, and humor, and to develop confidence, equanimity, and compassion.


SCHEDULE

As of September 28, 2014, we are MOVING to a new location.




  • Meetings: every Sunday (unless communicated otherwise — we occasionally cancel for holidays and snow)
  • Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm — Sitting meditation starts at 5:30; Meditation Instruction is available between 5:00 and 5:15 pm.
  • Location:
    • Bell Garden Buddhist Center, 2708 N. 4th St., Suite B3 (on the left side), Flagstaff, AZ
      • In the Knoles Village Square, just north of Sonic and behind Roof Dancers.
      • For special events or when the meditation hall is being used for other programs, we will meet in their classroom space in Suite D4 (upstairs in the middle building).
  • Bus access:
      • Route 7 stops along N. 4th St. near Bell Garden
      • Route 2 stops one block north and 3 short blocks east of Bell Garden






ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Our usual Sunday night sitting on Nov. 30th will be canceled.
  • We will be sitting on December 7th


The Way of Shambhala

The Phoenix Shambhala Center will be offing Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human with Kim Kelso on January 9th—January 11th, 2015.

*Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human. Discovering basic goodness in the world and in ourselves.

*For more information on The Way of Shambhala see http://phoenix.shambhala.org/what-we-offer/the-way-of-shambhala/


Shambhala Online - http://shambhalaonline.org/

*Seeds of War, Seeds of Peace: Religious Conflict in Today’s World - Richard Reoch, President of Shambhala, recently lectured on inter-religious conflict at Al-Akhawayn University, in Morocco. Reoch speaks on religious conflict around the world, and the deeper forces that may be driving that.

*Sunday, December 7, 2014 - Unconditional Healing: Discovering Wisdom within Illness and Adversity.

  • In this session, Shambhala teacher Jeff Rubin will discuss principles of Unconditional Healing, and the role of Healing Circles in fostering a sense of maitri (self-compassion) and well-being in participants.
  • For more information see this website http://shambhalaonline.org/calendar-details/?id=187843
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