“Our life is an endless journey… The practice of meditation provides a vehicle to travel on that road.” - Chogyam Trungpa
Throughout history, men and women have aspired to create societies that enable them to express the dignity of human existence and to lead meaningful lives within a flourishing culture. This is the vision of Shambhala.
The Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group welcomes everyone interested in the practice and study of meditation as a means of expanding gentleness, fearlessness, and nonaggression into all areas of life. We are a small and enthusiastic group of people who meet to familiarize ourselves with the mind through meditation, study and contemplation.
This Group is one of more than 200 Shambhala Meditation Centers world-wide offering Shambhala Buddhist teachings through programs, meditation and other contemplative disciplines. This path, unique in the world of Western Buddhism, combines the teachings of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism with the Shambhala principles of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world.
Our center is located upstairs at 100 West Q. Street, Springfield, and is a non-profit volunteer organization.
Practice and education gatherings are listed in full on the Programs tab of this website. To find out more about becoming a Member, please see the "Community" tab.
Journey Without Goal: The Tantric Wisdom of the Buddha
March 11th - May 17th
This 11 session DVD series of remastered videos from Chogyam Trungpa in 1974 provides an introduction to Tibetan tantric Buddhism followed by group discussion and questions. Open to all. Registration is for the entire series, not on a drop-in basis.more info
All are welcome to join the Open Sky sangha in celebrating Milarepa Day with the traditional reading of the "Rain of Wisdom" in the Kagyu lineage tradition. No cost. Donations welcome.more info
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