“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.
Drala Meditation Hike
All are welcome to join us in exploring the magic of the natural world on a drala meditation hike. Destination, times, and logistics to be decided closer to the date.more info
The Three Jewels Refuge Vow class
September 9th - September 23rd
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.more info
Harvest of Peace
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Join us for the Harvest of Peace - an opportunity for the local Shambhala community to gather, hear teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and celebrate the riches of our local cultures and heritage.more info
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