2016 Day of Meditation

community eventsSponsored by Practices for Inner Peace
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Location: The Longmont Buddhist Temple
(at the NW corner of Hwy 287 and Pike Rd)

The 2016 Day of Meditation was a successful event. People turned out to hear Dr. Peter Grossenbacher from Naropa University speak about “The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion,” while also taking the opportunity to experience the various forms of meditation practices available in Longmont. Below are pictures from the event.

2016 Day of Meditation participants eat lunch

dava and Cliff

People at 2016 Day of Meditation

Conversations at 2016 Day of Meditation

Enjoying 2016 Day of Meditation

Christina Hildebrandt with Crystal Singing Bowls

10:00 –10:50


Reverend Carol O’Dowd of Longmont Buddhist Temple

Dharma talk

11:00 –11:50 Dr. Peter Grossenbacher of Naropa University

“The Science of Mindfulness and Compassion”   Peter Grossenbacher

Dr. Grossenbacher directs the internationally known Consciousness Laboratory at Naropa University in Boulder. In collaboration with students in the lab, he conducts empirical research on meditation instruction, worldview transformation, and engagement with awareness. His research has been covered in the New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, and Discover Magazine. Grossenbacher teaches courses in Perception, Neuroscience, Mindfulness Meditation, Cognitive Psychology, Personality, and Research Methods. A practitioner of meditation since 1980, Peter speaks internationally on contemplative education, synesthesia, meditation, and the brain.

Noon – 12:50 Brown bag lunch and discussion with Dr. Grossenbacher
1:00 – 1:50 Meditation Instruction with Reverend Cliff Clusin, Head Teacher of Prairie Mountain Zen Center

Founder of the The Meditation Place

2:00 — 2:50 Melissa Robinson of Longmont Shambhala Meditation Group, Eric Meyer leading meditation
3:00 — 3:50 Connie Schaefer of Transmission Meditation (Share International)
4:00 – 4:50 Christina Hildebrandt of Sound Heals – singing bowls
4:50 – 5:00 Closing Ceremony

Longmont Buddhist Temple
(Located at the NW corner of Hwy 287 and Pike Rd)

The 2015 event was also very well-received by those who attended. You can learn more about the event by seeing images from last year.