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The following groups meet regularly at the Shambhala Center. Please get in touch with the contact people below for more details about any of these groups and the next meeting times. Most are open to all but some may have specific requirements.

“Heart of Recovery” Group

This meditation and discussion group brings together Shambhala Buddhist meditation practice with the Twelve Steps recovery programs. Meetings are anonymous and confidential and explore the relationship of addictions and recovery to our personal paths as warriors, bodhisattvas, and meditation practitioners.

Meeting format includes:
• sitting practice
• a topic offering in the form of brief comments or a reading by the night’s facilitator,
• discussion and exploration by group members
• sharing our personal experience, strength and hope
• dedication of merit

Open to all who are
• Buddhist practitioners (from any tradition), or
• 12 Step practitioners (from any program), or
• Individuals interested in exploring the relationship of meditation to recovery from addiction and addictive behaviors

When: Every Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Where: Shambhala Center of Washington, DC

For more information, contact:
Scott:, 240-478-1513

Shambhala Art Salon

3rd Wednesday of the Month, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, starting March 21, 2012
Where: Shambhala Center of Washington, DC

Shambhala Art Salons are an opportunity for community to gather together in the spirit of generosity; sharing our own or others artwork, discussing the creative process, and how that might (or might not) fit in with a meditative discipline, as well as exploring the notion of True Perception and Dharma Art: art that expresses sacredness or truth. All are invited - whether or not you regard yourself as an artist. Art offerings are not required nor do they have to be your own creation. If you can, bring a drink or snack to share.

For more information please contact:

Women’s Discussion Group

This group meets every second Sunday evening in a local member’s home to discuss issues that are relevant to women interested in meditation and mindfulness. The evening begins with a short meditation session then moves into the discussion and potluck dinner. Open to all women - no meditation experience necessary. Participants are asked to bring a dish to pass and a meditation cushion/pillow for sitting if possible.

When: Every second Sunday, 5:30 pm (schedule may vary)
Where: Location varies

For more information, contact:
Leeza Kronick:
Juliette Banerjee:

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