Sunday, August 30 – Beyond Mindfulness talks at Open Sitting:

  • “Waking Up and Growing Up: An Auspicious Opportunity for Humanity” by Ken Wilber


The Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus presents a range of disciplines that share one core ethic: wakeful intelligence. Our community includes people of all ages and walks of life who are exploring their world as individuals, together. SMCC offers public meditation and a core curriculum of Shambhala and Buddhist teachings, as well as advanced contemplative practices to help us awaken our true nature and infuse our everyday activities with wisdom, compassion, and a sense of humor.

We provide an open meditation space, instruction in meditation for beginners and a series of evening and weekend programs called Way of Shambhala that provide the tools to discover compassion and wisdom in your everyday life.

There is open sitting meditation at SMCC every Wednesday 7pm-8pm and Sunday 10am-12pm for beginners and experienced practitioners. Meditation instruction with a qualified instructor is offered at these times at no charge.

You are warmly invited to join us.

Upcoming Programs

Wisdom in Everyday Life (WIEL)

with Dr. Janice Glowski

August 10th—September 14th

The Wisdom in Everyday Life series looks at the qualities of a master warrior whose vastness of mind and skills in enriching the world are fully manifested. Continue »

Art of Being Human (Shambhala Training Level I)

with Acharya Noel McLellan

September 11th—September 12th

Weekend retreat: The Art of Being Human is a secular meditation program that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards oneself and our world. All are welcome. Continue »

Nurturing the Inner Teacher: Mindfulness and Wisdom in the Classroom

with Acharya Noel McLellan & Michelle King

September 13th

As teachers, how can we discover our deepest resources in order to meet each moment with genuine human wisdom? Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life (MIEL)

with Dr. Janice Glowski

September 21st—October 19th

This introductory course teaches mindfulness meditation and shows us how this practice can improve our daily lives in the most practical sense. Open to the public. Continue »

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Ongoing Offerings

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