Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.
Learn to meditate. Connect with community, grow confidence, mindful-awareness, and compassion. Meditation instruction is always available.
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Celebrate, meditate, share food, music, activities and dancing. We will fill the center with candles and lights, bringing back the glow that nourishes us during this dark season.
The Solstice Celebration will include the traditional activities of Children’s Day, which is a time of learning about and practicing generosity. While children often receive gifts at home as part of the celebrations, it’s also a great time to encourage them think about what they can give to others. It is traditional for kids to bring a toy to place on the shrine as a gift to be donated to a child in need. As adults, we will also have an opportunity to express our generosity in the form of a holiday food drive, please bring non-perishable food and/or winter clothing to donate.
Festival of Lights Celebration
Our Solstice culminates in a party thrown by the Ziji Collective. Everyone from 1 to 100 is invited to enjoy food, community, dancing, and to stay up past our bedtimes. In the spirit of celebrating the brilliant heart that shines even when the days grow shorter, we offer you an evening of magic and wakefulness.
- Closed For Thanksgiving Holiday November 26, 2013
- Sit-A-Thon — Some Wonderful News! November 16, 2013
- How Do You Do Peace? November 12, 2013
- Spark. Radiate. November 8, 2013
- Institute for Compassionate Leadership | Lodro Rinzler October 31, 2013
- The Playground of the Warriors October 15, 2013
- A Bow | By Acharya Fleet Maull October 5, 2013
- The Power of Ceremony September 30, 2013
Human beings need rest and space to be happy. In the Buddhist meditation tradition, we practice sitting still to offer space to ourselves, inside and out, and also to those we love and work with.
Join us for a week of letting go of projects, worries, and regrets to create space for yourself through practicing non-attainment in sitting and walking meditation. In meditation practice, we return to being present to our body and mind with every breath; in this way we touch the center of our life.
This week-long sitting meditation intensive (or Weekthun) includes approximately 8 hours of daily silent meditation, Dharma talks and practice instructions, two meetings with a meditation instructor (for those attending the full week), and morning and evening Shambhala Buddhist chants.
Register for the entire retreat, or attend individual days.