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.

Sadhana of Mahamudra, Sunday, Feb 12th, and Sunday, Feb 26th, both at 5 pm.
 
9-day intensive, Feb 18th-26th, 10 am – 1 pm and 3 – 6 pm each day. Periods of sitting and walking meditation, punctuated with readings from “The Hundred Verses of Padampa Sangye” with commentary by HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche every hour by senior practitioners. This format has proven very popular over the last year. Everyone is welcome to come for any part of any session.
 
Ongoing Karma Kagyu ngondro group. Please write to aplacetsit108@yahoo.com with inquiries.
Regular schedule:
Monday – Friday, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Sunday, 3:00 – 6:00 pm