Lunchtime Meditation

ONLINE (Must register to receive Zoom login information)

Join us during your lunch break to pause, center, refresh, and welcome the rest of the day with a happier and more peaceful mind!

Meditation is a powerful tool for healing and reducing stress. During our lunchtime session, participants will be guided through establishing an optimal posture for the body and mind using traditional meditation techniques. Relaxation and focus will help generate a positive outlook for the rest of the day.

Lunchtime Meditation is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm-2pm. 

Unguided Meditation

CANCELED until further notice.

Experience the serenity of our beautiful Tibetan Buddhist environment to cultivate inner peace and tranquility. Arrive and leave at your convenience during this hour, gently maintaining the noble silence of the space. This time is open for you to meditate on your own.

Unguided Meditation is held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 1pm-2pm. 

Important Note

This is an online-only event that is administered using Zoom, as the center is currently closed due to COVID-19. Zoom is an interactive video-conferencing tool that allows participants to see one another and ask questions. You will need a computer, a tablet or a smartphone with the Zoom application to attend.

After registering, the system automatically sends a confirmation and/or a receipt email that contains the Zoom meeting link or other instructions. If you are using Zoom for the first time, please login a few minutes earlier to allow any necessary installations on your device.

If you don’t immediately receive the email(s) with the Zoom information, or you have questions about Zoom or accessing the class online, please contact us at [email protected].

Registration / Schedule

Suggested: $10
Other offering options: free to $15

The suggested amount helps support teacher offerings and expenses, direct costs and rent. Shantideva member discounts or benefits will be applied automatically if you have a membership in MindBody. 

If the registration above didn’t work for you, please try this alternative page, or email [email protected] for assistance.

About the Facilitators

Space and Movement have always been a driving interest to Georges and has lead him to the study of dance, architecture and photography. Twenty years ago, unsurprisingly, it led to the study of Yoga. Georges is forever grateful to Vivekan of Bodhisattva Yoga for reopening the door to Dharma, to Prema Yoga’s Amanda Harding and her team where Georges completed his RYT200, as well as the Shantideva Center for providing the training to become a Meditation Leader.

Annie Bien translates Tibetan Buddhist scriptures into English through 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha. She primarily goes to India to study the Dharma with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and her teacher is Khyongla Rato Rinpoche, founder of Tibet Center and Rato Dratsang Monastery. Annie is the author of two poetry collections, Under Shadows of Stars (Kelsay Books, 2017) and Plateau Migration (Alabaster Leaves Press, 2012). She writes flash fiction and creative nonfiction. The Soho Theatre Company in London awarded her with a seed commission. Annie practices Ashtanga yoga and teaches Pilates. Photo by Nicholas Vreeland