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.

We are pleased to announce study and practice highlights this summer.
Our Weds evening class, “The Path of Individual Liberation,” module IV, will continue July 5th – August 9th, every Weds at 6:45 pm, with the exception of July 26th.  On that evening at 7:30 pm, Bill Karelis will read from his upcoming new book, Like a Snow Lion in Its Prime: the Path of Basic Goodness, at the Boulder Bookstore.
Beginning on Saturday, July 29th, and continuing through Sunday, August 6th, Mr. Karelis will present the Shambhala teachings for the first time at A Place to Sit.  He has been offering the Shambhala teachings of the Dorje Dradul, the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, continuously since 1981, and intensively throughout Western and Eastern Europe for the last 8 years.  During the 9-day intensive this summer, he will give a talk at 3 pm each day. 
For both the Path of Individual Liberation and the 9-day Shambhala program, it will be fine to come for any part of the sitting and/or any talk.
The ongoing Karma Kagyu ngondro group welcomes authorized students with Vajrayana transmission.  Please write to aplacetosit108@yahoo.com with inquiries.
We have begun to hold more Sadhana practice, with the Avalokiteshvara Sadhana of Trungpa Rinpoche this month.  Sadhana of Mahamudra practice will be held at 5 pm on Sunday, July 9th, and 5 pm on Sunday, July 23rd.
Please join us in the celebration of the Dharma!