Community Update from Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

At Cleveland Shambhala, we wish to do what we can to care for the community — both our immediate community of practitioners and the broader Cleveland community. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are extending the cancellation of all in-person gatherings at the Center through Sunday, May 31st. We will then reassess the possible need to further extend our cancellation and will post our plans by Sunday, May 31.

We are offering online community meditation practice via Zoom reflecting the following schedule:

  • Tuesdays 7:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesdays 10:00 – 10:30 am
  • Sundays 10:00 – 10:30 am

Meditation instruction for new meditators will be held on Sunday mornings starting at 9:15 a.m.  Please log in promptly.  You can then join the group meditation that immediately follows.

Zoom is free to use.  You will need an internet connection and a browser.  A camera on your computer is helpful but not essential.  You can also download the free Zoom app to your phone from your app store.

Information for our online meditation practices and connecting to them can be found on our website at

We want to stay in touch with all of you. It is more important than ever to support one another with social connection and by encouraging practice. If you know someone who is vulnerable please reach out, and if you are having difficulty please reach out to someone. In short, please take care of yourselves and each other.

Please think of this as an opportunity, especially if you find yourself stuck at home, to find new ways to connect with one another and encourage each other. The bonds that we form outside of the formal meditation hall are part of the glue that holds our society together.

Yours in the Great Eastern Sun,

Barb Cromer

Director, Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center