Welcome to Open Sky Shambhala

We believe meditation is life transforming and invite people of all faith and non-faith backgrounds and traditions to join us for meditation, classes, retreats, book-study, and community.  

“With the great problems facing human society, it seems increasingly important to find simple and non-sectarian ways to work with ourselves and to share our understanding with others. The Shambhala teachings or “Shambhala vision” as this approach is more broadly called, is one such attempt to encourage a wholesome existence for ourselves and others.” – Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, author of Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior.

Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community, and society.

Featured Classes, Gatherings, Retreats

Refuge Recovery

October 18th—December 13th

Refuge Recovery is a community that embraces all people regardless of age, race, class, culture, nationality, ethnic origin, religious/spiritual background, gender, gender identity, sexual/affectional orientation, marital status, family structure, social Continue »

Sadhana Tuesdays at Open Sky Shambhala

November 5th—December 17th

Sadhana, or "means of accomplishment," is a liturgy that accomplishes its aim. Each Tuesday we will practice a different sadhana. All are welcome to 3 of the 4 sadhanas. One has a prerequisite. Continue »

The Three Jewels

with Teri Rowe

November 6th—November 20th

This program explores what it means to take refuge in the three jewels and to become a Buddhist. It is open to anyone who is curious and interested in exploring the topic, including those who are not at the point of making a formal commitment. Continue »

Loving Kindness Qigong with Tim Tapping

November 16th - Date postponed or cancelled

Visualizing Bodhichitta flowing through energy centers with gentle movement Continue »

Exploring Meditation

with Didier Gohler

November 17th

Empower, jump start or renew your meditation practice. Following this hour which includes guided instruction and will cover the basic techniques of mindfulness-awareness meditation, you may choose to join the open sitting session from 2 - 4 pm. Continue »