- This event has passed.
Shambhala Meditation 1 pm
February 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The group practices mindfulness meditation based on the Buddha’s teachings.
Shambhala promotes the inherent goodness of all human beings.
Free. Donations are welcome.
The quote this month is from Pema Chodron:
The natural warmth that emerges when we experience pain includes all the heart qualities: love, compassion, gratitude, tenderness in any form. It also includes loneliness, sorrow, and the shakiness of fear. Before these vulnerable feelings harden, before the storylines kick in, these generally unwanted feelings are pregnant with kindness, with openness and caring. These feelings that we’ve become so accomplished at avoiding can soften us, can transform us. The openheartedness of natural warmth is sometimes pleasant, sometimes unpleasant—as “I want, I like,” and as the opposite. The practice is to train in not automatically fleeing from uncomfortable tenderness when it arises. With time we can embrace it just as we would the comfortable tenderness of loving-kindness and genuine appreciation.