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A Taste of Shambhala: Community Gathering & Open House
June 18 / 6:00 PM - June 18 / 8:30 PM
A Taste of Shambhala is the centre's weekly open house and community gathering. Members and visitors are all welcome to join together as we eat, socialize, learn about meditation, and practice and discuss together.
A simple, fresh meal (soup, bread, butter and cheese) will be served from 6:00-6:45. It will be offered for a suggested donation of $5, or whatever you can afford.
Meditation instruction and practice, along with some teachings and discussion, will take place from 7-8:30.
Everyone is welcome to come and leave at any point of the evening.
6h-6h45 Dinner & social time
7h-8h15 Meditation instruction, meditation & discussion
Society does not simply run on greed and aggression, but on an invisible network of love and goodwill. It is within this context that my father considered the simple act of sharing a meal and conversing to be the most advanced spiritual training. As we eat and talk, we relax our senses and touch the goodness that is omnipresent. This underlying force is the beating heart of humanity, and in this heart lies our future.
- Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, The Shambhala Principle