Annual Appeal: Please Help Us Flourish in 2018!
We’ve had another amazing year at Shantideva Meditation Center, including the astounding good fortune to begin establishing a home of our own. Please help us flourish in 2018! Consider becoming a member, or offering a one-time donation. Sustaining contributions to fully or partially guarantee our rent are a uniquely meritorious opportunity. We are deeply grateful for all of your contributions, each of which has helped make Shantideva Meditation Center a vibrant Buddhist community.
Thursday, November 16 – Sunday, February 18
Nyung Nä Retreat with Ven. Amy Miller
Join us for a rare and incredibly beneficial practice with Ven. Amy Miller at Menla retreat center! Nyung Nä is an intensive two-and-a-half-day purification practice based on Thousand-Armed Chenrezig (the Buddha of Compassion). It’s a fantastic way to purify vast amounts of negative karma in a short time while developing compassion.
Friday, January 12 – Monday, January 15
Spring Retreat at Garrison Institute
Ven. Amy Miller will lead our fourth annual Spring retreat at Garrison Institute, “Karma and the Nature of Mind.” Details to come!
April 27 – April 29, 2018
Tuesday Meditation: Seeing the Glass Half Full (or Even Completely Full)
Our next meditation series will expand on Thanksgiving’s theme of gratitude. This new series provides tools to rewire our minds, developing gratitude for our infinite potential. According to science, gratitude is a powerful boost to happiness and health, and according to Buddhism, it’s powerful fuel for our spiritual practice.
Tuesdays, November 28, December 5 and 19 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Discovering Buddhism: The Spiritual Teacher
Note: Venerable Amy Miller will be joining us on Dec. 13. Dec. 20 will be a teaching via Skype.
The “guru-disciple” relationship is essential for making progress on the path in Tibetan Buddhism, yet for many students this most important relationship can often seem mysterious. This course will explore the role of the teacher on the spiritual path. This is the fourth of a series of 14 modules covering the complete Buddhist path to enlightenment. Even if you did not attend the previous modules, you are very welcome to join, as each module is separate.
Wednesdays, November 8 -January 3 from 7pm to 9pm
Celebrating Lama Tsongkhapa Day
We will join our friends at Jewel Heart to celebrate Lama Tsongkhapa Day with a special Guru Puja (Lama Chöpa) and Tsog, to honor our lineage gurus. All merit (positive potential) accumulated on this day is multiplied 100,000 times.
Tuesday, December 12 from 7pm to 9pm
Shantideva Holiday Party!
Please join us for a year-end celebration of generosity and compassion for all sentient beings. Delightful company, clever amusement, and rejoicing will be in ample supply. Please RSVP to director