programs



CURRENT PROGRAMS




programs


Meeting the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month

Next meeting: Saturday, December 8

The Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness - 900 Peeler St., Kalamazoo, MI 49008
We meet on the lower level. Please come around to the back of the building. You may use the parking lot off of Hudson Ave. Click here for directions/map
Please be mindful in the lobby area as massages may be in progress in an adjoining room.

*You are welcome to come to any or all sessions*

This Saturday, December 8, will be Meditation Instruction from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Introduction to mindfulness-awareness meditation instruction in the style of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Meditation instruction is free (donations welcome), but it is important to register. Please email or call: OselChogyal@gmail.com 269.552.9899.
Connection Time will follow from 3:00pm-4:00pm.


cafe shambhala

We will resume our regular schedule with meditation and book study on December 22. We are reading the book: “True Perception: The Path of Dhrama Art” by Chogyam Trungpa. This book shows how the principles of dharma art extend to everyday life: any activity can provide an opportunity to relax and open our senses to the phenomenal world. There is no need to own the book.




meditationMeditation Instruction
Introduction to mindfulness awareness practice

Saturday, December 8 starting at 1:00pm


Please join us for an introduction to mindfulness-awareness meditation instruction in the style of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Meditation instruction is free (donations welcome), but it is important to register. Please email or call: OselChogyal@gmail.com 269.552.9899.
Connection Time will follow from 3:00pm-4:00pm. Location: The Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness - 900 Peeler St., Kalamazoo, MI 49008


nyinthunNyinthun (all day meditation / discussion)

Next date to be announced.


Tentative Schedule for the day:
8:30 am tea/coffee, 9:00 practice
Lunch: noon-1:45 (approx.) followed by reading/discussion
Afternoon session: 1:45-5:00
The schedule includes silent sitting and walking meditation, a brief reading from a meditation text and discussion after lunch, followed by more sitting and walking meditation. Bring your own cushion if you have one.

For an explanation of why extended meditation practice such as a nyinthun is important, see this 10-minute video of Chogyam Trungpa, given in Vermont in 1971:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lsTDWktBEI&feature=related


Donations welcome!