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

  • 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

Flagstaff Shambhala Announcements

  • We will not be meeting tonight ( March 1 ) due to the road conditions. Stay safe and enjoy the snow!

Shambhala Announcements


How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society with Acharya Melissa Moore - March 7th—March 8th
In this course we explore our relationships with others. How do we envision a good human society? We will look at our aspiration to help our world, and at specific aspects of social transformation. Our course focuses on four aspects of society: relations with family (household), professional life, entertainment, and economy.

For mor information see the Phoenix web page http://phoenix.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=198461



Shambhala Online - http://shambhalaonline.org/


Shambhala Publications - http://www.shambhala.com/

  • Entering the Path
    • An Online Course on the Hinayana Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa
    • by Judith L. Lief
    • This eight-week online course will begin on March 4, 2015.

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