Shambhala Sunday Gathering—"Second Sunday" Maitri Bhavana Practice

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Date: Sunday, April 14, 2024 (15:00 -16:00)

Sunday Gatherings are LIVE every week at 3:00 p.m. ET

Donations are welcome!

Join us for a Maitri Bhavana Practice led by Chaplain Alley Smith as a way for our worldwide community to come together to practice for the wellbeing of others each month. “Maitri Bhavana Second Sunday” includes a brief talk, a discussion period, and Maitri Bhavana practice. Maitri Bhavana is a regularly scheduled mahayana practice for the seriously ill, or for major global turmoil and disasters. It contains tonglen practice and may be done by anyone. If you would like to add the name of someone who is seriously ill to the maitri bhavana list so people can do practice for their wellbeing, please click here. You can also add the name of a current world event where there is turmoil, strife, and disaster and we will practice for those affected.

About Alley

Chaplain Alley Smith (she/her) is an ordained Shambhala Buddhist Minister of Religion. She works at Brown University in Providence Rhode Island and Maine Veterans Homes’ in Scarborough, Maine. She specializes in higher education, end of life care & as a funeral clergy. Alley is a US military war veteran. She has been a student of Shambhala and Zen Buddhism since 1999.