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Shambhala Center of Lexington

 
Location: Lexington

Sadhana of Mahamudra
March 26, 2013 - October 9, 2014
The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a practice written by Chögyam Trungpa, founder of Shambhala, which addresses overcoming obstacles and materialism in life. This practice is open to all.

 
Location: Lexington

Cafe Shambhala
August 23, 2014
Learn about taming your mind and enjoy a weekly social gathering of new and old practitioners. Meditation instructors are available for newcomers and anyone with questions about meditation practice. Shambhala Cafe offers a social hour between two meditati

 
Location: Lexington

Joy In Everyday Life
with Marian Judith Broadus
August 23 - 24, 2014
Joy in Everyday Life will illuminate the Shambhala teachings on cheerfulness and health. These teachings help us to cultivate the noble heart of compassion and provide a strong introduction to the Buddhist concept of bodhicitta

 
Location: Lexington

Sunday Open Sit
August 24, 2014
This is an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your practice and is highly recommended for practitioners at every level. Open to everyone. 9am till noon every Sunday. Shamatha and other lineage practices will be done simultaneously, all in silence.

 
Location: Lexington

Tuesday Open Sit
August 26, 2014
Tuesday Open Sit is available every week unless otherwise noted. Participants are welcome to come and go during this time. Free meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: Lexington

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human
with Lance Brunner
August 30 - 31, 2014
Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. We begin to see the magic of the world beyond our habitual filters and experience basic goodness, which can neither be created nor destroyed.

 
Location: Lexington

Cafe Shambhala
August 30, 2014
Learn about taming your mind and enjoy a weekly social gathering of new and old practitioners. Meditation instructors are available for newcomers and anyone with questions about meditation practice. Shambhala Cafe offers a social hour between two meditati

 
Location: Lexington

Sunday Open Sit
August 31, 2014
This is an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your practice and is highly recommended for practitioners at every level. Open to everyone. 9am till noon every Sunday. Shamatha and other lineage practices will be done simultaneously, all in silence.

 
Location: Lexington

Tuesday Open Sit
September 2, 2014
Tuesday Open Sit is available every week unless otherwise noted. Participants are welcome to come and go during this time. Free meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: Lexington  

Council Meeting
September 2, 2014
The date of this meeting is subject to change. All members are welcome to attend and observe this meeting.

 
Location: Lexington

Meditation in Everyday Life
with Marian Judith Broadus & Lance Brunner
September 3 - October 1, 2014
The Meditation in Everyday Life course is designed to provide participants with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in daily life. With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation practice can become part of our li

 
Location: Lexington

Open House: Welcome to Shambhala
September 4, 2014
Come and meet some of the Shambhala community! Speakers and topics vary each month.

 
Location: Lexington

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart
with Joseph Fiala
September 5 - 7, 2014
With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. We can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness.

 
Location: Lexington

Cafe Shambhala
September 6, 2014
Learn about taming your mind and enjoy a weekly social gathering of new and old practitioners. Meditation instructors are available for newcomers and anyone with questions about meditation practice. Shambhala Cafe offers a social hour between two meditati

 
Location: Lexington  

Gallery Hop Meeting
September 6, 2014
If you engage in contemplative arts and are interested in helping present Gallery Hop exhibits next year, our sangha needs you!

 
Location: Lexington

Sunday Open Sit
September 7, 2014
This is an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your practice and is highly recommended for practitioners at every level. Open to everyone. 9am till noon every Sunday. Shamatha and other lineage practices will be done simultaneously, all in silence.

 
Location: Lexington

Fearlessness in Everyday Life
with Shelley Heinz & Marian Judith Broadus
September 8 - October 6, 2014
Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goes beyond the emotions of hope and fear to experience equanimity.

 
Location: Lexington

Tuesday Open Sit
September 9, 2014
Tuesday Open Sit is available every week unless otherwise noted. Participants are welcome to come and go during this time. Free meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: Lexington  

The Mind's Play: Meditation, Contemplative Arts and the Creative Life
with Lance Brunner
September 12 - 14, 2014
This weekend program offers an introduction to the principles and practices of the Shambhala approach to the contemplative arts. This will be will be a participatory and energizing program, including such activities as calligraphy, object arranging, movem

 
Location: Lexington

Cafe Shambhala
September 13, 2014
Learn about taming your mind and enjoy a weekly social gathering of new and old practitioners. Meditation instructors are available for newcomers and anyone with questions about meditation practice. Shambhala Cafe offers a social hour between two meditati

 
Location: Lexington

Sunday Open Sit
September 14, 2014
This is an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your practice and is highly recommended for practitioners at every level. Open to everyone. 9am till noon every Sunday. Shamatha and other lineage practices will be done simultaneously, all in silence.

 
Location: Lexington  

VISION for the FUTURE
September 14, 2014
To guide us going forward our Shangha is developing a "Local Vision" ensuring we are aligned with the Sakyong's Vision and tailored to our situation here in Lexington.

 
Location: Lexington

Family & Children Day
September 14, 2014
Join us for our monthly family get-together to enjoy an activity and potluck food!

 
Location: Lexington

Tuesday Open Sit
September 16, 2014
Tuesday Open Sit is available every week unless otherwise noted. Participants are welcome to come and go during this time. Free meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: Lexington

Cafe Shambhala
September 20, 2014
Learn about taming your mind and enjoy a weekly social gathering of new and old practitioners. Meditation instructors are available for newcomers and anyone with questions about meditation practice. Shambhala Cafe offers a social hour between two meditati

 
Location: Lexington

Sunday Open Sit
September 21, 2014
This is an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your practice and is highly recommended for practitioners at every level. Open to everyone. 9am till noon every Sunday. Shamatha and other lineage practices will be done simultaneously, all in silence.

 
Location: Lexington  

Harvest of Peace
September 21, 2014
At the Harvest of Peace, our community gets together to reflect, practice, and enjoy social activities.

 
Location: Lexington

Tuesday Open Sit
September 23, 2014
Tuesday Open Sit is available every week unless otherwise noted. Participants are welcome to come and go during this time. Free meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: Lexington

Cafe Shambhala
September 27, 2014
Learn about taming your mind and enjoy a weekly social gathering of new and old practitioners. Meditation instructors are available for newcomers and anyone with questions about meditation practice. Shambhala Cafe offers a social hour between two meditati

 
Location: Lexington

Sunday Open Sit
September 28, 2014
This is an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your practice and is highly recommended for practitioners at every level. Open to everyone. 9am till noon every Sunday. Shamatha and other lineage practices will be done simultaneously, all in silence.

 
Location: Lexington  

MI/SG Gathering
with Shelley Heinz
September 28, 2014 - May 16, 2015
This periodic meeting is restricted to Meditation Instructors and Shambhala Guides.

 
Location: Lexington

Tuesday Open Sit
September 30, 2014
Tuesday Open Sit is available every week unless otherwise noted. Participants are welcome to come and go during this time. Free meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: Lexington

Open House: Welcome to Shambhala
October 2, 2014
Come and meet some of the Shambhala community! Speakers and topics vary each month.

 
Location: Lexington

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human
with Joseph Fiala & Bob Crabtree
October 4 - 5, 2014
Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. We begin to see the magic of the world beyond our habitual filters and experience basic goodness, which can neither be created nor destroyed.

 
Location: Lexington

Cafe Shambhala
October 4, 2014
Learn about taming your mind and enjoy a weekly social gathering of new and old practitioners. Meditation instructors are available for newcomers and anyone with questions about meditation practice. Shambhala Cafe offers a social hour between two meditati

 
Location: Lexington

Sunday Open Sit
October 5, 2014
This is an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your practice and is highly recommended for practitioners at every level. Open to everyone. 9am till noon every Sunday. Shamatha and other lineage practices will be done simultaneously, all in silence.

 
Location: Lexington

Tuesday Open Sit
October 7, 2014
Tuesday Open Sit is available every week unless otherwise noted. Participants are welcome to come and go during this time. Free meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: Lexington

Contentment in Everyday Life
with Marian Judith Broadus
October 8 - 25, 2014
Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences.

 
Location: Lexington

Cafe Shambhala
October 11, 2014
Learn about taming your mind and enjoy a weekly social gathering of new and old practitioners. Meditation instructors are available for newcomers and anyone with questions about meditation practice. Shambhala Cafe offers a social hour between two meditati

 
Location: Lexington

Sunday Open Sit
October 12, 2014
This is an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your practice and is highly recommended for practitioners at every level. Open to everyone. 9am till noon every Sunday. Shamatha and other lineage practices will be done simultaneously, all in silence.

 
Location: Lexington

Family & Children Day
October 12, 2014
Join us for our monthly family get-together to enjoy an activity and potluck food!

 
Location: Lexington

Tuesday Open Sit
October 14, 2014
Tuesday Open Sit is available every week unless otherwise noted. Participants are welcome to come and go during this time. Free meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: Lexington

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky
with Gary Heinz
October 17 - 19, 2014
This program is about trusting our nature enough to open up fully to the present moment.

 
Location: Lexington

Cafe Shambhala
October 18, 2014
Learn about taming your mind and enjoy a weekly social gathering of new and old practitioners. Meditation instructors are available for newcomers and anyone with questions about meditation practice. Shambhala Cafe offers a social hour between two meditati

 
Location: Lexington

Sunday Open Sit
October 19, 2014
This is an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your practice and is highly recommended for practitioners at every level. Open to everyone. 9am till noon every Sunday. Shamatha and other lineage practices will be done simultaneously, all in silence.

 
Location: Lexington

Basic Goodness II: How Can I Help?
with Shelley Heinz
October 20 - November 24, 2014
This program focuses on relationship and society. It is an exploration of the nature of society and what it might mean to help our world with teachings in bodhichitta, communication, virtue and how society arises as an expression of interconnectedness.

 
Location: Lexington

Tuesday Open Sit
October 21, 2014
Tuesday Open Sit is available every week unless otherwise noted. Participants are welcome to come and go during this time. Free meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: Lexington

Cafe Shambhala
October 25, 2014
Learn about taming your mind and enjoy a weekly social gathering of new and old practitioners. Meditation instructors are available for newcomers and anyone with questions about meditation practice. Shambhala Cafe offers a social hour between two meditati

 
Location: Lexington  

Yoga and Meditation
with Lance Brunner
October 25 - 26, 2014
Information TBA. This class will be led by Lance Brunner and Leah Chevalier.

 
Location: Lexington

Sunday Open Sit
October 26, 2014
This is an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your practice and is highly recommended for practitioners at every level. Open to everyone. 9am till noon every Sunday. Shamatha and other lineage practices will be done simultaneously, all in silence.

 
Location: Lexington

Tuesday Open Sit
October 28, 2014
Tuesday Open Sit is available every week unless otherwise noted. Participants are welcome to come and go during this time. Free meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: Lexington

Cafe Shambhala
November 1, 2014
Learn about taming your mind and enjoy a weekly social gathering of new and old practitioners. Meditation instructors are available for newcomers and anyone with questions about meditation practice. Shambhala Cafe offers a social hour between two meditati

 
Location: Lexington

Sunday Open Sit
November 2, 2014
This is an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your practice and is highly recommended for practitioners at every level. Open to everyone. 9am till noon every Sunday. Shamatha and other lineage practices will be done simultaneously, all in silence.

 
Location: Lexington

Tuesday Open Sit
November 4, 2014
Tuesday Open Sit is available every week unless otherwise noted. Participants are welcome to come and go during this time. Free meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: Lexington

Wisdom in Everyday Life
with Joseph Fiala & Gary Heinz
November 5 - 22, 2014
Wisdom is always present. Wisdom can be applied in everyday life to transform confused situations and emotions into effective actions. No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything in life as part of the path.

 
Location: Lexington

Open House: Welcome to Shambhala
November 6, 2014
Come and meet some of the Shambhala community! Speakers and topics vary each month.

 
Location: Lexington

Cafe Shambhala
November 8, 2014
Learn about taming your mind and enjoy a weekly social gathering of new and old practitioners. Meditation instructors are available for newcomers and anyone with questions about meditation practice. Shambhala Cafe offers a social hour between two meditati

 
Location: Lexington

Sunday Open Sit
November 9, 2014
This is an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your practice and is highly recommended for practitioners at every level. Open to everyone. 9am till noon every Sunday. Shamatha and other lineage practices will be done simultaneously, all in silence.

 
Location: Lexington

Family & Children Day
November 9, 2014
Join us for our monthly family get-together to enjoy an activity and potluck food!

 
Location: Lexington

Tuesday Open Sit
November 11, 2014
Tuesday Open Sit is available every week unless otherwise noted. Participants are welcome to come and go during this time. Free meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: Lexington

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior
with Craig Sargent
November 14 - 16, 2014
This second weekend workshop in the Way of Shambhala Year One series deepens our practice of meditation and teaches us to recognize our habitual patterns and begin to discover fearlessness.

 
Location: Lexington

Cafe Shambhala
November 15, 2014
Learn about taming your mind and enjoy a weekly social gathering of new and old practitioners. Meditation instructors are available for newcomers and anyone with questions about meditation practice. Shambhala Cafe offers a social hour between two meditati

 
Location: Lexington

Sunday Open Sit
November 16, 2014
This is an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your practice and is highly recommended for practitioners at every level. Open to everyone. 9am till noon every Sunday. Shamatha and other lineage practices will be done simultaneously, all in silence.

 
Location: Lexington

Tuesday Open Sit
November 18, 2014
Tuesday Open Sit is available every week unless otherwise noted. Participants are welcome to come and go during this time. Free meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: Lexington

Cafe Shambhala
November 22, 2014
Learn about taming your mind and enjoy a weekly social gathering of new and old practitioners. Meditation instructors are available for newcomers and anyone with questions about meditation practice. Shambhala Cafe offers a social hour between two meditati

 
Location: Lexington

Sunday Open Sit
November 23, 2014
This is an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your practice and is highly recommended for practitioners at every level. Open to everyone. 9am till noon every Sunday. Shamatha and other lineage practices will be done simultaneously, all in silence.

 
Location: Lexington

Tuesday Open Sit
November 25, 2014
Tuesday Open Sit is available every week unless otherwise noted. Participants are welcome to come and go during this time. Free meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: Lexington

Cafe Shambhala
November 29, 2014
Learn about taming your mind and enjoy a weekly social gathering of new and old practitioners. Meditation instructors are available for newcomers and anyone with questions about meditation practice. Shambhala Cafe offers a social hour between two meditati

 
Location: Lexington

Sunday Open Sit
November 30, 2014
This is an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your practice and is highly recommended for practitioners at every level. Open to everyone. 9am till noon every Sunday. Shamatha and other lineage practices will be done simultaneously, all in silence.

 
Location: Lexington

Tuesday Open Sit
December 2, 2014
Tuesday Open Sit is available every week unless otherwise noted. Participants are welcome to come and go during this time. Free meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: Lexington

Open House: Welcome to Shambhala
December 4, 2014
Come and meet some of the Shambhala community! Speakers and topics vary each month.

 
Location: Lexington

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human
with Shelley Heinz
December 6 - 7, 2014
Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. We begin to see the magic of the world beyond our habitual filters and experience basic goodness, which can neither be created nor destroyed.

 
Location: Lexington

Cafe Shambhala
December 6, 2014
Learn about taming your mind and enjoy a weekly social gathering of new and old practitioners. Meditation instructors are available for newcomers and anyone with questions about meditation practice. Shambhala Cafe offers a social hour between two meditati

 
Location: Lexington

Sunday Open Sit
December 7, 2014
This is an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your practice and is highly recommended for practitioners at every level. Open to everyone. 9am till noon every Sunday. Shamatha and other lineage practices will be done simultaneously, all in silence.

 
Location: Lexington

Tuesday Open Sit
December 9, 2014
Tuesday Open Sit is available every week unless otherwise noted. Participants are welcome to come and go during this time. Free meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: Lexington

Cafe Shambhala
December 13, 2014
Learn about taming your mind and enjoy a weekly social gathering of new and old practitioners. Meditation instructors are available for newcomers and anyone with questions about meditation practice. Shambhala Cafe offers a social hour between two meditati

 
Location: Lexington

Sunday Open Sit
December 14, 2014
This is an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your practice and is highly recommended for practitioners at every level. Open to everyone. 9am till noon every Sunday. Shamatha and other lineage practices will be done simultaneously, all in silence.

 
Location: Lexington

Family & Children Day
December 14, 2014
Join us for our monthly family get-together to enjoy an activity and potluck food!

 
Location: Lexington

Tuesday Open Sit
December 16, 2014
Tuesday Open Sit is available every week unless otherwise noted. Participants are welcome to come and go during this time. Free meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: Lexington

Cafe Shambhala
December 20, 2014
Learn about taming your mind and enjoy a weekly social gathering of new and old practitioners. Meditation instructors are available for newcomers and anyone with questions about meditation practice. Shambhala Cafe offers a social hour between two meditati

 
Location: Lexington

Sunday Open Sit
December 21, 2014
This is an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your practice and is highly recommended for practitioners at every level. Open to everyone. 9am till noon every Sunday. Shamatha and other lineage practices will be done simultaneously, all in silence.

 
Location: Lexington

Tuesday Open Sit
December 23, 2014
Tuesday Open Sit is available every week unless otherwise noted. Participants are welcome to come and go during this time. Free meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: Lexington

Cafe Shambhala
December 27, 2014
Learn about taming your mind and enjoy a weekly social gathering of new and old practitioners. Meditation instructors are available for newcomers and anyone with questions about meditation practice. Shambhala Cafe offers a social hour between two meditati

 
Location: Lexington

Sunday Open Sit
December 28, 2014
This is an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your practice and is highly recommended for practitioners at every level. Open to everyone. 9am till noon every Sunday. Shamatha and other lineage practices will be done simultaneously, all in silence.

 
Location: Lexington

Tuesday Open Sit
December 30, 2014
Tuesday Open Sit is available every week unless otherwise noted. Participants are welcome to come and go during this time. Free meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: Lexington

Family & Children Day
January 11, 2015
Join us for our monthly family get-together to enjoy an activity and potluck food!

 
Location: Lexington

Ashe Mahamudra Vajrayana Weekthun
with Susan Chapman
January 16 - 23, 2015
This retreat is limited to Vajrayana students who have attended Sacred World Assembly or Vajrayana Seminary. It will be held at Grailville near Loveland, Ohio.

 
Location: Lexington

RIGDEN: Unconditional Confidence
with Susan Chapman
January 23 - 25, 2015
SAVE THE DATE. The contentment, joy, fearlessness, and wisdom of The Way of Shambhala culminates in unconditional confidence. This weekend workshop will be led by a master teacher in the Shambhala tradition, Acharya Susan Chapman.

 
Location: Lexington

Family & Children Day
February 8, 2015
Join us for our monthly family get-together to enjoy an activity and potluck food!

 
Location: Lexington

Shamatha Meditation WEEKTHUN
with Marian Judith Broadus
February 8 - 15, 2015
This is a seven day city meditation retreat. It also fulfills the weekthün -a full week of in-depth meditation training- requirement for those journeying along the Shambhala path.

 
Location: Lexington

Mamos Chants
February 10 - 18, 2015
It is traditional to practice the mamo chants during the 10 days closing the old lunar year.

 
Location: Lexington

Family & Children Day
March 8, 2015
Join us for our monthly family get-together to enjoy an activity and potluck food!