Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Group

This profile was last updated in 2006

Research conducted by affiliates at Kent State University led by Dr. David W. Odell-Scott and Dr. Surinder M. Bhardwaj in 1999.

Activities and Schedule

Meditation practice is held once a week and occasional classes are held two or three times a year. The center’s prayer times are Tuesday at 7:30 P.M. and Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. The center does not celebrate any major festivals, conduct children’s programs or publish a newsletter, but does maintain a website. The international Shambhala organization publishes, “Shambhala: A Guide to Programs, Activities, and Resources” and it provides information about Shambhala’s aims, main teachings, and programs.

History

The original group was founded by Richard Weiner and met in people’s homes until 1996. Then it rented a space from the Bratenalh Center and The Akron group meets at the library on Main Street. The center faces the major challenge of keeping membership active.