Shastri Holly Gayley
Thursday 15 December 2016
As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey, which leads to a sense of joy.
Sunday 15 January 2017
This course includes video presentations, weekly readings and practice, an interactive discussion forum, and live sessions.
Acharya Adam Lobel
Wednesday 15 March 2017
A journey of contemplative inquiry focused on the timeless question, "Who am I?"
Meditation— it’s for humans
Meditation is a natural state of the human mind—at rest, open, alert. The basic meditation technique predates all religious traditions, though it is used in one way or another by each of them. Undertaken as a steady practice, meditation allows the mind to relax and settle. It encourages our inherent qualities to emerge: stability, clarity and mental strength. If you’re new to meditation, our Meditation in Everyday Life course is a great place to start a lifelong habit. But first, here’s a brief introduction by meditation master Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
Online Classes and Interactive Programming — Learning is a conversation. Shambhala Online offers live, interactive talks and teachings with senior teachers from across the worldwide Shambhala community. Join online programs from your local meditation center or from your home. You’ll find programs for every level of interest. For a full list of upcoming events and courses, click the Programs tab above.
Way of Shambhala Courses
This popular series of contemplative courses offers a complete introduction to the foundations of Shambhala Buddhism.The Shambhala Path emphasizes the development of genuineness, confidence, good humor, and personal human dignity. Course participants gain an experiential overview of meditation practice, wisdom teachings, contemplative arts, and physical disciplines rooted in the ancient traditions of Shambhala and Tibetan Buddhism. The sequential courses are interactive and open to all.
The Way of Shambhala courses include the In Everyday Life series on Meditation, Contentment, Joy, Fearlessness and Wisdom, as well as the Basic Goodness series of courses: Who Am I?, How Can I Help? and What is Real?
Even if you live far from a Shambhala Center, you can still engage in Way of Shambhala training. Our online course environment fosters communities of learners, allowing you to connect with fellow travelers on life’s journey. Find upcoming courses here.
Open House Talks
Visit Our Open House to see short videos by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and senior teachers in the Shambhala tradition. Clips from Way of Shambhala Courses provide a glimpse of the rich content taught by Acharyas Adam Lobel, Eve Rosenthal, John Rockwell, Arawana Hayashi, Gaylon Ferguson and more.
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Free Talks on Dharma, Health & Well-Being
Recordings from our free Super Sunday Lifestyle series,
Shastri Gayle Van Gils – Be a Visionary Changemaker offers how to bring your work life into alignment with your values.
Jeff Rubin – Unconditional Healing: Discovering Wisdom within Illness and Adversity reveals the hidden health even within illness.
Nashalla Nyinda – The Principles of Tibetan Medicine explains the Tibetan medical view of the body, how illness arises and how health can be regained.
Aging with Dignity and Confidence
The Shambhala Working Group on Aging sponsors online education programs that focus on growing older, “enlightened retirement,” death, dying and other topics relevant to elders. Learn more here.
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