Getting Started

The Lexington Shambhala Center offers several supports for helping someone begin or reestablish a meditation practice.

A simple way to begin is to attend our Tuesday night or Saturday morning sitting meditation sessions. On Tuesday night, there is open meditation from 7 – 8:30 pm, and there is always an instructor available to provide initial meditation instruction. Saturday morning sitting sessions (Café Shambhala) offer basic instruction beginning at 10:00 AM and again usually at 11:00. Café also features a reading from one of our basic texts, discussion and social time.

Check our calendar for the availability of an introductory class, such as “Meditation in Everyday Life.”

View the online courses available from Shambhala International.

Do the online module of the program “Fostering Emotional Intelligence through Meditation” here.

To support an ongoing meditation practice, members of the Center may develop a relationship with any of our Meditation Instructors.

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Some great books to help you get started:

Shambhala Path of the Warrior

By Chögyam Trungpa:
Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior

Turning the Mind Into an Ally

By Sakyong Mipham:
Turning the Mind
Into an Ally

Start Where You Are

By Pema Chödrön:
Start Where
You Are

When things fall apart

By Pema Chödrön:
When Things
 Fall Apart

Shambhala Principle

The Shambhala Principle by Sakyong Mipham

Wisdom of No Escape

By Pema Chödrön: The Wisdom of No Escape