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 every Sunday, 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.

Programs during April – May, 2017:

Open Houses: every Sunday at 3 pm with short talks by senior teachers; meditation instruction also available upon request.

Class on the Path of Individual Liberation: Wednesday evenings at 6:45 pm, Apri 26th and May 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th.
Please feel welcome to drop in to any one class or to take the whole course. The main presenter will be Bill Karelis.

9-day Intensive, contemplating “The100 Verses of Advice of Padampa Sangye,” with commentary by HH Dilgo Khyense Rinpoche: Sat, May 13th, through Sun, May 21st,10 am – 1 pm and 3 – 6 pm each day. Readings of the text and commentary by senior instructors. Everyone is welcome to attend any session or part of a session.

Sadhana of Mahamudra will be conducted on Thurs, May 25th, at 4:30 pm

Karma Kagyu ngondro: please write to aplaceto108@yahoo.com to inquire.

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche returns to A Place to Sit to present a public talk on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 from noon – 2:00 pm.  Rinpoche is not to be missed.  Please preregister!

Ringo Tulku June 6 Boulder(1)