Shambhala Denver is part of a global community inspired to cultivate kindness and bravery. We offer a path of meditation and contemplative arts oriented towards an inspired modern life.
Please join us for our upcoming Winter Revitalization Service Day on Saturday, Dec. 20th with cleaning and fun times with the community.
Come to the historic Celebration of Revitalization on Sunday, Dec. 21st from 12:30pm-1pm – there will be a lhasang to commemorate the completion of our 18 month Revitalization Project, which has uplifted our center.
And here is a mini-practice from our beloved Ani Pema Chodron on how to inject mindfulness into any meal. A useful tip in this traditional season of eating, eating, and more eating.
Three-bite Mindful Eating Practice from Pema Chodron
“You can do this anytime you eat a meal. Before taking the first bite, just pause and think of those men and women of wisdom and mentally offer them your food. In this way, you connect with the virtue of devotion.
Before taking the second bite, pause and offer your food to all those who’ve been kind to you. This nurtures the virtues of gratitude and appreciation. The third bite is offered to those who are suffering: all the people and animals who are starving, or being tortured or neglected, without comfort or friends. Think, too, of all of us who suffer from aggression, craving, and indifference. This simple gesture awakens the virtue of compassion.
In this way—by relying on our teachers, our benefactors, and those in need—we gather the virtues of devotion, gratitude, and kindness.”
October 24, 2014
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Please join us for an introduction to the Shambhala Center of Denver. Come and learn about the variety of programs and opportunities for practice offered here. Open House includes an introductory talk and informal reception with refreshments. More Information→