About A Place To Sit
A Place to Sit, located in Boulder, Colorado, is dedicated to the sitting practice of meditation, as taught by Buddha Shakyamuni 2,500 years ago. The doors are open to all, of whatever orientation, background and belief system. Even though we have the practice of meditation as a gift from the Buddha, at the same time it is just a tool, which may be used by anyone, and does not require Buddhist affiliation.
A Place to Sit also offers programs, which present the insights born of meditation and support the practice. There is an “Introduction to Meditation” at 3 pm one Sunday a month, as well as classes, half-weekend and weekend programs, Wednesday evening classes, and 9-day intensives four times a year.
The historical background and tradition followed at a Place to Sit comes through the great adept, meditation master and scholar, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939 – 1987). He held and propagated the Karma Kagyu, Nyingma and Shambhala lineages. A Place to Sit adheres to Trungpa Rinpoche’s literal teaching stream, as well as that of his lineage predecessors–which means, essentially, the entire Buddhist and Shambhala canon and example.
Updated fall schedule:
Ludwik Turzanski, who worked for many years with the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, on Dharma Art, will be presenting from 3 – 5 pm on Sunday, Sept 18th.
Intro Day, “Meditation in Everyday Life,” on Sunday, Oct 2nd, 10 am – noon and 2 – 4 pm, with presentations at 10 and 2 pm by senior teachers. Individual instruction available upon request. The format is tailored for beginners.
Sadhana of Mahamudra recitation practice in September will be held on the 1st, the 16th and the 30th, all at 6:45 pm after the 5:30-6:30 pm sitting.
We will hold regular classes, beginning on October 12th for five successive Wednesday evenings at 6:45 pm The first module, entitled, “The Path of Individual Salvation,” will be based on the Hinayana teachings of the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, emphasizing the experience of developing an individual meditation practice.
Our next 9-day intensive will be held from Saturday, Nov 12th, through Sunday, Nov 20th, inclusive from 10 am – 1 pm and 3 – 6 pm each day. We will hold sitting and walking meditation in alternation in periods of about 20 minutes and 10 minutes, respectively. During the sittings, there will be contemplations from “The Hundred Verses of Advice” of Padampa Sangye, with commentary by HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
–Regular sittings Mon – Fri from 5:30 – 6:30 pm
–Sunday sittings, 2 – 5 pm, with a brief presentation at 3 pm.
Sadhana of Mahamudra will be practiced for about 45 minutes on the following days:
–Thursday, Sept 1st, Friday, Sept 16th, and Friday, Sept 30th, at 6:45 pm following the 5:30-6:30 sit.
Introductory Day, “Meditation in Everyday LIfe, Sunday, Oct 2nd, 10 am – noon and 2 – 4 pm, with talks by senior teachers at 10 am and 2 pm, and individual meditation instruction available.