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August/September Newsletter

Welcome to the August/September Newsletter! We continue to offer online programming while the Center is closed to visitors, including two new programs: a weekly compassion practice, and the three-session class The Three Lords of Materialism. We hope we can provide support to our community in this groundless time.

We are still watching for declining numbers in COVID-19 cases before we reopen, and we are putting plans in place to welcome visitors back to the Center safely. We will continue to offer online-only programming at least through the end of August.


Weekly Compassion Practice
Wednesdays, August 5 through 26

Please join us Wednesday evenings after Public Sitting for a weekly compassion practice. Now is the time to tap into our interconnectedness and engage our collective capacity for healing. We will introduce and guide a variety of practices including self-compassion, loving kindness/metta, compassion, and tonglen. We will practice for about 30 minutes together. No previous experience is necessary. Join us whenever you are able.

We will use the same Zoom link as for Wednesday Public Sitting, or if you attend Wednesday Sitting, simply stay on for Compassion Practice.


The Three Lords of Materialism
Saturdays, September 12, 19, and 26

We are happy to welcome Melissa Moore for a special online program. The Three Lords of Materialism are material, psychological, and spiritual materialism, and this three-session class will cover these personal and societal trends, allowing us to work experientially on the topics of our time in a safe and confidential container.

All are welcome; no prerequisites. Please register at our website to receive the link to join the online class.


Birth of the Warrior (Shambhala Training Level II)

Birth of the Warrior is the second class in the Shambhala Training series. Open to those who have completed The Art of Being Human (Level I), this class will be offered online in three Saturday sessions and two extra sessions for sitting meditation practice, starting August 22. Please visit our website for more information and to register.

Weekly Online Meetings
Sunday Public Sitting and Book Study
Heart of Recovery (Sarpashana), Tuesdays
Wednesday Public Sitting

We’re happy to offer our regular weekly schedule of sittings via Zoom. You can join the Zoom meetings using a computer or mobile app at the following links:

You do not need a Zoom account in order to join. If you do not have the Zoom computer client or mobile app, you’ll be prompted to download it when you click the link, or you can download it here.

You can also join with a telephone call. Please visit our calendar and click the event you want to join for a list of phone numbers.

Meditation instruction: If you would like meditation instruction, please contact us so we can set you up with an instructor.

Public sittings, Sarpashana, and meditation instruction are always free. Donations are gratefully accepted. To make an online donation with PayPal, please visit our Donate page.



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Membership does more than just help us keep the lights on. (Although that’s important, too!) Membership can be a statement about your personal inspiration, curiosity, and commitment to the path of awakening. Learn more at our Membership page.

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