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.
We welcome the Spacious Heart and Mountain Stream sanghas, groups of practitioners following in the footsteps of Thich Nhat Hanh, who will be conducting weekly sits and discussions at A Place to Sit, joining with our core community and the Morningstar Zen group of (now) Roshi Sanchi Reta Lawler. This makes four practicing Dharma communities sharing the space. We feel that this use fits our basic charter beautifully and plan on more of the same in the future.
The Sadhana of Mahamudra will be practiced on Friday, Jan 13th and Friday, Jan 27th, at 6:45 pm. Eleanor Bristol will lead the Sadhana on the 13th.
Our new Sunday sitting hours are 3:00 – 6:00 pm (changed from 2:00 – 5:00 pm).
Next offering: “The Path of Individual Liberation” continues on Weds eves, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, beginning on Jan 11th, 2017, studying the teachings of the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, with an emphasis on meditation practice. All are welcome!
–Regular sittings Mon – Fri from 5:30 – 6:30 pm
–Sunday sittings, 3 – 6 pm, with an introductory presentation at 3 pm.