Dorchester Shambhala Meditation Group
Welcome to the web page for the Dorchester Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Group.
If you are interested in learning about meditation and live near Dorchester, Weymouth or Yeovil then why not consider popping along and joining us for a session.
Shambhala Buddhism is an international community of practitioners of meditation founded by the late Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and now under the guidance of his son, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
The Dorchester Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Group offers weekly instruction and on-going guidance in the practice of sitting meditation in a group format. We act as a link to other centres and retreat facilities offering further in-depth opportunities for practice and study allowing people to further explore the path of meditation and how it relates to their life. We also have a small library of books on the subjects of meditation, Buddhism and Shambhala that are loaned out to regular attenders free of charge.
Weekly Meditation Evenings
The group meets weekly on Tuesday's between 7:30pm and 9:00pm at the The Friend's Meeting House, 8 Holloway Road, Fordington, Dorchester, DT1 1LF. For full contact details and a map see the links at the bottom of the page. We are about 6 miles from Weymouth and about 18 miles from Yeovil which down the A37 is only about a 20-25 minute drive. For further information please contact Colin Tracy on 01305 889476
Please note there is a suggested donation of £6 to help cover rent and costs.
Also if your have your own meditation cushion, stool or base mat please feel free to bring it as we have a limited number of cushions at this time.
First Tuesday of the Month.... is for those new to meditation. Detailed instruction and guidance will be given with time for questions and discussion. Experienced meditators welcome too!
Third Tuesday of the month... will be a practice based session to further deepen our meditation and look at the obstacles that come up and their antidotes.
Second and Fourth Tuesdays of the month.... more formal teachings on the Shambhala Buddhist path will be given. See below for upcoming talks. Each weekly session, though, will have meditation as the basis.
Tuesday 11th March "The Four Noble Truths" - Samsara and the Cycle of Suffering.
Tuesday 25th March "The Four Noble Truths" - Karma -Cause and Effect.
Tuesday 8th April "The Four Noble Truths" - The Eightfold Path
* Tuesday 22nd April - NO MEETING*
We are now a member group of the Bristol and South West UK Shambhala Group. http://www.bristol.shambhala.info
For indepth information on Shambhala Buddhism please click on Shambhala International on the left hand side of the page which contains a treasure of information on Shambhala and has a series of teachings on line in video or text format.
You will also find links on the left hand side to Dechen Choling, our beautiful retreat facility in Limogues, France which is available to practitioners of all levels, please check out their website and programs offered. Of interest they also have a video on their site of the land and an interview with Sakyong Mipham about Shambhala.
If you live in different areas of the UK we also have centres in other locations, for details please click on the link at the top of the page to Other Centres