Meditation Practices

Sunday Service

We offer a service/practice every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The Sunday service/practice consists of various chants along with short periods of meditation, music consisting of singing the Tara and Chenrezig mantras, a guided meditation, and concludes with a short Dharma talk. Guests and visitors are always welcome and the service/practice is published in a program and is very easy to follow along. The published program even includes an annotated guide along the right hand margins of each page.

Kum Nye Yoga Every Sunday

Every Sunday morning from 9:00 – 10 am we offer Kum Nye yoga. The drop in group practice will meet in our beautiful upstairs shrine room.

The exercises of Kum Nye can be practiced safely by anyone, young or old. Anyone who is interested in deepening their relation with their own body, in living a more balanced, joyful life style, exploring meditation, easing emotionality and stress in daily life, and/or understanding the body, mind and experience better are all possible candidates for Kum Nye study. As a guide to the pleasure of a healthy and balanced life, rich in beauty and enjoyment, leading to harmony for all beings, the practice of Kum Nye is open to all backgrounds and interests, and will assist in developing and continuing the experience of inner relaxation.

Noon Meditation Every Monday – Friday

Every Monday thru Friday we offer a noon meditation from 12:00 – 12:30 pm which is ideal for those who work in the downtown area.

Zen Meditation Every Monday

Every Monday evening from 7:00 – 8:00 pm we offer zen meditation in our beautiful upstairs shrine room.

LGBTQIA+ Meditation Group First Tuesday of the Month

Every first Tuesday of the month from 7:30 – 9:00 pm we offer a meditation group and LGBTAIQ+ safe space in our main shrine room.

This group is an open community of meditation practitioners led by and for LGBTQIA+ people and their friends. Intended to create a space where members of these communities can feel safe, being less likely to face dynamics of oppression that are part of their daily lives, in our culture where progress is still needed to move towards a society free of racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.

Meditation Practice Every Wednesday and Thursday

Every Wednesday evening from 7:00 – 7:30 pm we offer meditation in our main shrine room. We offer free meditation instruction at 6:00 pm.

Every Thursday evening from 6:00 – 6:40 pm we offer meditation in our beautiful upstairs shrine room.

Half-Day Meditation Retreat Every First Saturday of Each Month

Our monthly half-day retreat is offered on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 am – noon. The focus will be upon shamatha or zen meditation.  Beginners are encouraged to attend, but must first have received meditation instruction. We will be observing noble silence throughout the retreat. Tea and bottled water will be provided.