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Public Programs
These events are open to all - no previous experience required.

    Introductory Program
Learn to Meditate Introductory Workshop

2nd Wednesday of each Month
7:00 - 8:30pm
Ideal for beginning students, this workshop provides an introduction to mindfulness-awareness (shamatha) practice.
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  maitri   Maitri Five Wisdoms with Acharya Richard John
eptember 14-16, 2012
Friday, 7:00pm-9:00pm;
Saturday, 8:30am-6:00pm;
Sunday, 8:30am-6:00pm

Maitri, which means "kindness to oneself and others," is a practice of self-acceptance, awareness, and openness to sense perceptions.
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  maitri   Harvest of Peace
September 22, 2012
Saturday, Starts at 3:00pm
Harvest of Peace, held around the time of the autumn equinox, is an opportunity for local communities to gather, hear teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and celebrate the riches of our local cultures and heritage.

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    Open to Everyone
Meditation in Everyday Life
Sept 10 - Oct 8, 2012
Mondays, 7 - 9pm
This introductory 5-week course provides instructions and support for mindfulness meditation practice becoming part of one's everday life, revealing our innate stability, strength, and clarity.
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  level-1   Great for New Meditators
Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human
Sept 29-30, 2012
Saturday, 8:30am-6:00pm; Sunday, 8:30am-1pm
This weekend program includes instruction in sitting and walking meditation, group discussion, personal interviews, and talks by the director. Open to everyone!
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Advanced Programs
These are events that have pre-requisites.

    Wisdom in Everyday Life
Tuesdays, September 4 - October 9, 2012
Tuesday evenings 7-9 PM

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. Students receive practical instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into effective actions.

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Mondays, September 10 - October 15, 2012
Monday evenings 7-9 PM

This course focuses on shunyata, or emptiness -- that the apparently substantial world that we perceive and think about is, in fact, empty of any solid or objectifiable reality.

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October 12-14, 2012
Friday, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, 8:30am-6:00pm; Sunday, 8:30am-6:00pm
The emphasis in this program is on the experience of unconditional confidence in our own life and how we can engage our world, including the great problems now facing society.
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Continuing Programs
These are programs that are ongoing throughout the year.

    Kyudo Archery
Sundays, 11:30am to 1:30pm
Japanese Zen archery classes meet off site every Sunday, rain or shine. Equipment is provided.
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  knot   Thursday Night Meditation & Public Talk
6:30-7:30 pm: Evening meditation practice and instruction.
7:30 -8:15 pm: Public talk and open discussion
8:15 pm: Tea
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  knot   Children’s Program
First Sundays of the month, 10am to 12pm
The Center’s children’s program uses physical exercises, art activities, and meditation to help children relax, develop inner strength and compassion, and realize the basic goodness of all sentient beings.
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    Celebrating Awakening, Creativity and Inspiration
Shambhala Art Salon

Third Wednesday of the month, 7-9pm
All are invited - whether or not you regard yourself as an artist.
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