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 at 5:15 pm. There is a video of the Sakyong giving meditation instruction at: http://shambhala.org/learn-to-meditate/
  • 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 meet on February 7
    • Sitting meditation starts at 5:30; Meditation Instruction is available at 5:15 pm.
  • Starting in February we will read and discuss The Shambhala Principle: Discovering Humanity's Hidden Treasure by Sakyong Mipham

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Shambhala Announcements


Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart with Shastri Iris Ramos
February 26th—February 28th
Prerequisite: Level III Shambhala Training.

  • In Level 4 Shambhala Training, we learn to awaken and open our hearts so we can communicate fully with the world. Rather than using our experiences as an occasion to re-generate habitual patterns, we can use them as reminders to further wake up. When we allow ourselves to meet the world without hope and fear we find resources of steadiness and energy.


Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky
April 15th—April 17th
Prerequisite: Level IV Shambhala Training

  • Having developed trust in basic goodness we can appreciate the freedom of 'open sky' and celebrate our journey along the path of warriorship. Letting go is having the courage to fully manifest and give up our reservations, hesitations and logics. Having made friends with ourselves through the practice of meditation we can relax and live our sensitivity and tenderness. Through this we discover the joy of discipline, living each moment fully awake. This naturally connects us to others and caring for our world. The sun of goodness shines in the vast open sky of freedom from fixed mind.


Shambhala Online - http://shambhalaonline.org/


Shambhala Resources - http://phoenix.shambhala.org/resources/


Lion's Roar - http://www.lionsroar.com/


Shambhala Mountain Center - http://www.shambhalamountain.org/


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