Ongoing Offerings

Our meditation center offers a rich array of weekly ongoing offerings free to the public. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome.

Open Public Sitting Hours

Sunday Morning Community Meditation Practice, 9:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Every Sunday at PBS features group meditation practice with chants beginning at 9:00 AM. If you are new to meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and would like an introduction, please select a day from our monthly calendar for Free Meditation Instruction, which is offered at 9:00 AM every Sunday. Also every Sunday at 10:30 AM after the meditation period is a short reading or a dharma talk followed by discussion.  We conclude at 11:30 AM with a community pot luck lunch and social hour.  You are welcome to bring a dish to share but this is optional so please join us!   

Wednesday Evening Meditation Practice, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

An evening of sitting and walking meditation. This is a simple and pleasurable opportunity to deepen our meditation practice quietly and peacefully. If you are new to meditation in our tradition, and cannot attend our Sunday morning  Meditation Instruction ,  please email us at: to receive meditation instruction at 6PM Wednesday, 30 minutes prior to the group session. 

Contemplative Arts

Ikebana Club, Second Sunday of the Month, 10 AM – 12 PM

The Ikebana club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM.  This will be an opportunity for those with an interest in doing Ikebana to come and learn together.  You can bring your own supplies and take your creations home, or if you don’t have any containers or kenzans, you are welcome to use what we have at the Center and leave your finished arrangements for the community to enjoy.  Flowers and greens will be at the center when you arrive.  Please plan on contributing $10-$15 for supplies.  No experience necessary

Miksang Contemplative Photography, Third Saturday of the Month, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Miksang means “Good Eye” in Tibetan. We all have a good eye. It is part of our human makeup. We have the ability to see the world in a pure way. One that is free of preconceptions. This school of contemplative photography brings together both the art of photography, and the discipline of meditation as taught by meditation master and scholar Chogyam Trungpa.  No experience necessary.

Our club will meet every third Saturday of the month at 4 p.m.; for location details please email us .

Heart of Recovery, Mondays and Fridays, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Facilitators:  Dorothy DiMambro and Thomas Fitzpatrick

Heart of Recovery is open to anyone who is interested in exploring how the path of meditation and the path or recovery intersect.  As human beings we are born with an inherent ability to be present for our experience.  This innate quality can also become the basis for our healing.  Being present for our experience brings us to the heart of recovery.

Find how to get to our Shambhala Center here.



Writing is for Everyone!

with Tunde Nemeth & Steven Ray

January 28th—May 26th

Writing, like meditation, is a solitary act that benefits greatly from practice with others. Come join us in exploring what happens when meditation gets involved with writing. Drawing on the work of Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones), Continue »

Sunday Morning Community Meditation Practice

January 7th—July 8th

Welcome to our weekly community practice day! Every Sunday at PBS features group meditation practice, free meditation instruction, a dharma talk or reading and discussion followed by a community pot luck. Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Level I--Beginning the Path of Warriorship

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

February 23rd—February 24th

The Art of Being Human: A Friday evening - Saturday afternoon retreat. Meditation uncovers our wisdom and sharpens our intelligence, allowing us to live more authentically from the heart. In this workshop the path of Warriorship is introduced along with Continue »

Sunday Movie Matinee

February 25th

In celebration of Black history month, we present the film, I am Not Your Negro for our Sunday movie matinee on Feb. 25 at 4pm. Continue »

Basic Sobriety: An Introduction to Shambhala Buddhism as a Tool for Recovery

with Eric Rainbeau

March 6th

During the course of the evening, we will look at some of the core principles and concepts of the Buddhist and Shambhala teachings and how they apply to our day to day lives in recovery. Continue »