Shamatha Meditation

The foundation of Buddhist meditation is shamatha, a meditation that develops stable awareness which serves as the essential underpinning of all other meditation practices. Ordinarily, our minds are busy and distracted by a constantly appearing stream of disconnected thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and emotions. These obscure the nature of mind, which is the nature of wisdom and compassion. Through this method of directly observing the mind, we enhance our ability to remain with awareness, thus allowing the natural wellbeing within to emerge.

 

Shamatha Meditation

Sundays

9:00 am – 11:00 am
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Lama Eric Triebelhorn provides brief instruction to the practice of shamatha at the beginning of each session in the morning and evening. After a one-hour session and a 10-minute break, Lama Eric leads a teaching or question-and-answer period with participants.


Half-Day Sessions

Alternating First Sundays (odd-numbered months)
9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Lama Eric provides detailed instructions for the practice of shamatha on alternating first Sundays from 9:00am to 12:30pm. The morning features several sessions of guided meditation, a period for questions and discussion, and a closing recitation of an aspiration prayer. All are welcome.

Half-Day Sessions in even-numbered months cover Chenrezi practice; learn more about Chenrezi here.


Weekday Morning Meditation

Monday through Friday
7:00 am – 7:45 am

An experienced KCC practitioner leads group shamatha meditation daily at this time, providing very brief instructions.


Next Shamatha Meditation

Weekly Schedule

This is a list of regularly scheduled programs that are now conducted via ZOOM. Please go to the Full Calendar to view the current schedule.

Sundays
Shamatha Meditation
9:00am - 11:00am
1st Sunday Half Day Sit
9:00am - 12:00am
Children's Program
2nd & 4th Sundays
9:00am - 11:00am
Shamatha Meditation
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Mondays
Weekday Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Tuesdays
Weekday Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Death & Dying Study Group
1st & 3rd Tuesday
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Green Tara Practice
1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday in Tibetan; 2nd, 4th in English
7:00pm - 8:00pm
2nd w/instruction
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wednesdays
Weekday Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Chenrezi
1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesday in Tibetan; 2nd, 4th in English
7:00pm - 8:00pm
2nd w/instruction
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Thursdays
Weekday Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Mind Training
2nd & 4th Thursday
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Newcomers Night
3rd Thursdays
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Fridays
Weekday Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Saturdays
Equanimity & Inclusion Study Group
3rd Saturday
10:00am - 12:00pm
Green Tara Practice (Tibetan)
4th Saturday
10:00am - 11:00am