Calm Abiding (Zhinay in Tibetan, Shamatha in Sanskrit) is a basic sitting meditation that develops stable attention and provides the basis for investigating more subtle aspects of awareness. It is the foundation of spiritual practice at KCC.
Join us for Sunday morning Calm Abiding practice all but first Sundays of each month, when we gather for the month’s All-Day Sit (see below)
We also offer our Children’s Program on second and fourth Sunday mornings during the school year. (Temporarily on hold during construction)
9:00am - 10:00am — Calm Abiding meditation, with brief instruction
10:15am - 11:00am — Teachings and/or question and answer session
The first Sunday of each month we practice together all day. Odd months the practice is focused on Zhinay (Calm Abiding); even months, Chenrezig. These Sundays include detailed instruction in the month’s practice, guided meditation sessions, question and answer periods, and a potluck lunch. The program is designed to clarify our understanding of the practice and build confidence through direct experience. It also is an opportunity to come together for the inspiration of group practice and discussion.
The schedule is generally three sessions in the morning, then potluck lunch from noon until 1:30 pm, then a Q&A session followed by a final practice session.
Please bring a dish to share for lunch if you can; however, do not let this be an obstacle to coming. All are welcome to attend.