About

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, 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 antecedents–which means, essentially, the entire Buddhist and Shambhala canon and example