April 9, 2020

Dear Sangha, Community, Friends, and Visitors:

We will begin in-person/hybrid Sunday sittings beginning December 5th. In order to have those attending be as safe as possible we will follow the following protocols.

All in-person attendees must be vaccinated and wear masks.

There will be a sign up sheet that must be filled out for contact tracing purposes

There will several air filters running

There will still be a Zoom link for those choosing to attend virtually

You may come and go as best fits your schedule although we encourage arriving at 10:30.

We hope this is just the beginning of providing more opportunity for us to come together and to practice as a sangha, something that was expressed as a value at our last community circle.

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WHERE TO BEGIN?

Learn to meditate or deepen your practice at these weekly offerings.
Always free, donations welcomed.
Join us online!

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FRIDAY Morning Sitting Meditation
Fridays: 8 am – 9 am

During this time you may join or leave as your schedule allows

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/362704330

 

WEDNESDAYS, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Wednesday Night Maitri

No Maitri Tonight 11/10/2021
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/61987002

Donate to support Daily Sitting Sessions

THURSDAYS, Meeting on the first and third Thursdays of the month

7:00 pm to about 7:45 pm 30’s and Under Meditation

For more information: https://pioneervalley.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=487012

SUNDAYS, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Open Sitting Meditation
Or Sunday Open House – 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Please note there will not be an Open House on Dec. 5th

But there will be Open Sitting on this date.

During these two programs you may join or leave as your schedule allows
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/746127106
Donate to support Open House Programming

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