Ongoing Offerings

WednesdayOpen Public Sitting7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
ThursdayHeart of Recovery
  • Meetings start at 7:30 PM
  • Meditation instruction is available at 7 PM
  • Meetings ends at 9 PM
SundayOpen Public Sitting10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Open Public Sitting

The open sitting meditation is for beginners and experienced practitioners. Meditation instruction with a qualified instructor is offered at these times at no charge.

Heart of Recovery

This meditation and discussion group brings together Shambhala Buddhist meditation practice with the Twelve Steps recovery programs. Meetings are anonymous and confidential and explore the relationship of addictions and recovery to our personal paths as warriors, bodhisattvas, and meditation practitioners. This is open to all who are Buddhist practitioners (from any tradition) and 12 Step practitioners (from any program), or individuals interested in exploring the relationship of meditation to recovery from addiction and addictive behaviors.

For more information concerning Heart of Recovery please contact Tim Krouse,; 740-569-8035

Upcoming Programs

Meditation in Everyday Life (MIEL)

with Linda Wolf & Phong Nguyen

March 25th—April 29th

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

Understanding Creativity in Our Times

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

April 14th

Spring Speaker Series, Part III: What is Creativity in the context of Dharma? What role does it play in creating a good society? Continue »

Aging in Enlightened Society: Session 4—Aging for Beginners

April 16th—May 28th

Aging doesn't begin at 65 years old, but is based on our perspective. What makes getting older so potentially difficult? How can we see old age as a new stage in life, a stage of renewal? Continue »

Physicians Leadership Academy Alumni Retreat: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Janice Glowski

May 17th—May 18th

The Art of Being Human is a secular meditation program that invites participants to explore fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards themselves, others, and the world. Open to Alumni of the Physicians Leadership Academy (PLA), Columbus, Continue »

New to Shambhala?

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community »