For Families

First Sunday / Family Day at the Shambhala Center

Our theme for 2017-2018 is Growing Brave

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • September 3: Enlightened Society & the Kingdom of Shambhala
  • October 1: Discovering Basic Goodness
  • November 5: Genuine Heart of Sadness
  • December 3: Children’s Day Celebration
  • January 7: Fear, Fearlessness and Cocoon
  • February 4: Synchronizing Mind and Body
  • March 4: Letting Go
  • April 8: Growing Brave (note this is the 2nd Sunday)
  • May 6 is Haiku Hike

Join us each month for …

Bodhi School — for children from age 2 to high school

The goal of Bodhi School is to provide a gentle and uplifted environment for children to explore their heart and mind and develop confidence in basic goodness of all. Bodhi School is inspired by the view of Saykong’s vision of an enlightened society. There are 3 groups for the children:

Lions & Tigers (age 2 through kindergarten)
Garudas (grades 1-5)
Dragons (grades 6-12)

Parenting as Path Discussion Group

During Bodhi School, parents are welcome to join in this on-going discussion group, where we explore ways to apply principles of mindfulness and Shambhala culture in relating with our families and households. Children up to 2 years of age are welcome to stay with their parents.

For each Sunday, there is a requested donation of $5 per Bodhi School participant, or $10 per family, or pay what you can afford.

Please note there will no formal sitting or individual meditation instruction on this day.

Email Kathy Cowan, First Sunday Coordinator, for further information, to be added to our mailing list, and for information on how to help out.