Mindful Eating: Joining Heaven and Earth at the Meal Table - September 2016

Marcella Friel

Thursday 1 September 2016

If you think of mindful eating as chewing on a single raisin for hours on end, think again. Food can be an expression of human dignity and enlightened society.


Cultivating Dignity — The Bedrock of All Diversity

Shastri Charlene Leung

Thursday 15 September 2016

This course, which includes 5 live meetings, aims to create a brave and caring space in which to explore the often emotionally charged topics that arise when we look closer at socially constructed hierarchies.


Write Now: Contemplative Writing - September 2016

Miriam Hall

Thursday 15 September 2016

This course introduces the practice of Contemplative Writing, combining Writing Practice (from Natalie Goldberg) with Shambhala teachings.


Basic Goodness 3: What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality - September 2016

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

Thursday 15 September 2016

Emphasizing core Buddhist teachings and the natural world, this course helps reveal the magic and wonder of the world.


Nalanda Miksang Level I - September 2016

Miriam Hall

Thursday 15 September 2016

This course includes six live sessions that meet once a week, for six weeks.


Social Entrepreneurs: Get Paid to Change the World - September 2016

Shastri Gayle Van Gils

Thursday 15 September 2016

This ten-week course will give participants the opportunity to explore their vision for making the world a better place, identify steps for getting there, and create a plan to make it happen.


Path of Relationships, the Heart of Community - October 2016

Shastri Nick Kranz

Saturday 1 October 2016

How does the path of meditation apply to relationships? Explore the possibilities for personal growth that lie at the heart of our closest relationships in this 6-week course with Shastri Nick Kranz.


Financial Well Being: Using Shambhala Principles to Uplift Your Relationship with Money

Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

Saturday 15 October 2016

In this 6-week class participants will use a simple but powerful system of financial tools combined with the practices of gentleness, mindfulness, precision, and vision in relation to money. Gain real relaxation, skill and clarity around $.


Contentment in Everyday Life - October 2016

Acharya Eve Rosenthal

Saturday 15 October 2016

Contentment can be hard to find. With meditation and contemplation practice, we can relax with ourselves as we are and appreciate simple human experience.


Basic Goodness 1: Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human - October 2016

Acharya Adam Lobel

Saturday 15 October 2016

A journey of contemplative inquiry focused on the timeless question, "Who am I?"

Shambhala Monastic Order

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche established the Shambhala Monastic Order in 2013, bringing together the lineage of monastic ordination from the Buddha with the Shambhala teachings and vision of enlightened society.  At that time the Sakyong said:

“The Shambhala Monastic Order provides a deep training ground of bravery by leaning into the world, not withdrawing. This path will be a noble pursuit, and those who wish to follow it should be welcomed and supported in this profound intention.”

In the video above, Ani Pema Chödrön and Shastri Loden Nyima discuss the Order and 9-12 month monastic residencies at Gampo Abbey exploring the Four Dignities of the Shambhala path. The residencies offer a unique experience for those seeking to spend a period of their lives temporarily ordained and immersed in the dharma.

Applications are now being accepted for residencies beginning in January 2017. Detailed information about prerequisites, cost, and applications can be found here.

The Abbey is also currently seeking its next Director and a General Manager.  If you are inspired to help manifest this vision, you can learn more and apply here (

If you have additional questions, please contact Shastri Loden Nyima, Monastic Secretary to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche at [email protected]

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Video Gallery Enjoy these clips and find more at the Shambhala Open House pageWalker_BlaineStudy Shambhala Liturgy with Walker Blaine  As Master of Liturgies to the Sakyong, Walker Blaine brings a wealth of information and insight to his explorations of key Shambhala liturgical practices. In the three-part course on the Shambhala Lineage Supplication, Walker discusses one of the most important liturgies in the Shambhala tradition. Register here.
Whether you’re new to feast practice or a seasoned practitioner, Walker Blaine’s 6-session course on Celebrating Goodness and Wisdom through Feast Practice will expand your view and understanding as a Shambhala Vajrayana practitioner. Restricted to tantrikas. Learn more here.



Upcoming Advanced Study Courses for Tantrikas Courses on Werma, Kyerim, and Scorpion Seal Years 4 and 5 are launching in January for Shambhala tantrikas with the appropriate prerequisites. For more information, visit the Advanced Studies page.


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Online Classes and Interactive Programming Shambhala Online offers live, interactive talks and teachings with senior teachers from across the worldwide Shambhala community and beyond. Join online programs from your local meditation centre or from your home. You’ll find programs for every level of interest. For a full list of upcoming events, click the Programs tab above. And be sure to visit our Program Library for programs you may have missed. Learning is a Conversation.


Even if you live far from a Shambhala Centre, 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.


Free Talks on Dharma, Health & Well-Being

Gayle Van GilsRecordings from our free Super Sunday Lifestyle series,

WOSWay of Shambhala Meditation Courses 

Way of Shambhala meditation courses offer a complete training in authentic meditation practices and teachings, open to all interested students. The Shambhala Path emphasizes the development of genuineness, confidence, good humor, and personal human dignity.
With the launch of What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality, taught by Ashe Acharya John Rockwell, the entire Basic Goodness Series of courses is available online. People love the interactivity, flexibility and, of course, the extraordinary teachers. Visit the Upcoming Programs page for sessions starting soon.


Aging with Dignity and Confidence

Now in its third year, the online Aging Series begins again on February 8 with Dr. Aaron Snyder speaking on “As the Warrior of Shambhala Grows Old.” 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.



Acharya Eve RosenthalBilingual Talks

Recently we collaborated with the Shambhala Center in Mexico City to stream bilingual dharma talks by amazing teachers, in English with Spanish translation. Both wonderful recordings are available for your enjoyment.

Sakyong Mipham RinpocheOpen House Talks

Visit Our Open House to see short videos by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and senior teachers in the Shambhala tradition. Short 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.