Welcome to Shambhala Online
Shambhala Online offers live, interactive talks and teachings with senior teachers from across the worldwide Shambhala community. Join online programs from your local centre or from your home. You'll find programs for every practice level. For a list of upcoming events, please see the sidebar on the right or click the Calendar tab above. Please visit our Recording Library for programs you may have missed!
Facing Death Fearlessly
Three new programs by senior teachers take a clear-eyed look at the reality of death. Next up is "Obstacles into Opportunities," by Andrew Holecek on March 9 at 2pm AST. What can we learn from death? How can we prepare for the journey? What are the obstacles and opportunities? Join Acharya Emeritus Judith Lief, Acharya Eric Spiegel, and author Andrew Holecek for their unique perspectives on the end of life. This series, developed by the Working Group on Aging and presented by Shambhala Online, is for mortals only. No other prerequisites apply. For more information, click here.
Queer Dharma is Here
Acharya Eric Spiegel and Acharya Eve Rosenthal will host Queer Dharma, a free online gathering for the LBGTQ community on Sunday, March 16, 5pm AST. To join, just click here 15 minutes before the program begins. (Enter as a Guest and sign in with your own name. No password required.) In addition, the Acharyas will lead a Queer Dharma Retreat at Shambhala Mountain Center March 28-30, 2014. To view the recording of the online Queer Dharma gathering held on January 26, click here.
Now Available Online: NEW Way of Shambhala Courses
Two courses from the Way of Shambhala curriculum — Basic Goodness 1: Who Am I? with Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobel, and Contentment in Everyday Life with Acharya Eve Rosenthal — are now available to individuals and groups via Shambhala Online. Coming soon: Basic Goodness 2: How Can I Help? with Acharya Arawana Hayashi, Wisdom in Everyday Life with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell, and Joy in Everyday Life with Shastri Holly Gayley.
Designed for those without access to teachers, each online course features high-quality, recorded talks by senior Shambhala teachers, an online community of participants, and facilitation by experienced course leaders. Over 6 to 8 weeks, course participants view recorded teachings, then gather in the online learning environment to discuss, contemplate and engage in exercises aimed at deepening their understanding. New sessions begin every 2 or 3 months. To find out about upcoming sessions, see our Calendar.
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