Shield Sangha


Pema Group Book Group meets the first and third Fridays of the month at 6:45 pm. We start with a 20-minute silent meditation at 7:00 pm, share favourite parts of a given chapter, have a brief snack break and discuss the chapter overall, ending promptly at 9:00. New participants are welcome anytime, even when we are partway through a book. From time to time, the group choses a new book to study. We've studied books by: Jack Kornfield, Lodro Rinzler, Tara Brach, Shunryū Suzuki, Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh and Chogyam Trungpa.

Saturday Morning Meditation Group meets most Saturday mornings. Sometimes audio or video teachings are shown and always there is an hour-long silent meditation with brief walking meditation.  Chairs are provided or bring your own cushion.  Arrive at 8:45 am for teachings or 10:45 am for meditation. It's best to confirm the start time before showing up. Request confirmation by emailing

Everyone is welcome to attend any meeting.  All meetings are held in the parlour of  St. Andrew's Church at the corner of McIntyre and Cassells Streets in North Bay, Ontario. Arrive at the McIntyre St. entrance of St. Andrew's and ring the doorbell on the upper right. Someone will let you in.


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