Elsewhere in NYC: Meditation Arts at Shambhala Meditation Center
Contributed by Vegan Aharonian
Peace of mind, positive thinking, healthy compassionate relationships – if you are intrigued by these topics, there is a place in NYC where a vision of Enlightened Society is taught and practiced. The place is Shambhala Meditation Center in Chelsea, NYC. For 40 years the center brings Shambhala Buddhism with its secular practices and teachings to New Yorkers. These teachings help cultivating wholesomeness, sanity and joy in everyday life as well as lead to achieving enlightened society. Its program offers Shambhala Training weekend retreats, numerous weekly courses, contemplative arts, and extremely popular open house talks every Tuesday on various practical aspects of life. The podcasts of these and some other talks are available on the Center’s website blog. You may also want to attend a simple one hour “Learn to meditate” program offered every Sunday and Wednesday.
One of the upcoming workshops will be about “Political activism and the vision of the Enlightened Society.” This program becomes particularly relevant now days when our society is so divided, frustrated and even hopeless at times. This program is on April 5, 2017.