Dying Well - A Two-Part Shambhala Online Conversation

Richard Reoch

Saturday 13 March 2021

This two-part conversation will bring together a diverse group of practitioners, both within and beyond Shambhala, who help people prepare for death, care for the dying, support carers, and counsel survivors of violence.


Melting the Ice and Getting Unstuck: Talks On 'The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva'

Acharya Mathias Pongracz

Sunday 14 March 2021

Five live sessions based on this text, which provides clear insight and points to the skillful means to work with difficult circumstances while being of benefit to others. (Live sessions will be recorded.) NOTE: Register until March 31, 2021.


Gender Dynamics: Conversations on Gender & Sexuality in the Three Yanas of Buddhism

Holly Gayley

Monday 15 March 2021

Please join us for this three-month journey of dharma exploration and community conversations. Registration is open until March 15.


Deepening Compassion: Lojong and Compassionate Engagement

Monday 15 March 2021

This course explores the teachings on Lojong, Atisha's famous mind-training slogans, that invite us to utilize the difficulties and problems we encounter to deepen our path


The Student -Teacher Relationship Through the Three Yanas

Acharya Moh Hardin

Sunday 21 March 2021

A Three-Class Introductory course.


Shambhala Art Part II: Seeing Things As They Are (OE)

Steve Saitzyk

Saturday 27 March 2021

Through meditation we come to see things as they are as opposed to how we think or imagine they are. NOTE: Shambhala Art Part I is a prerequsite for this course. This course may be started and completed at any time.


Deepening Compassion: The Path of the Bodhisattva Warrior

This new version of the course, which includes an overview of the main Mahayana Path teachings, with the themes for the four seasons echoing the virtues of the Four Dignities, allows you to purchase the complete set of teachings presented, all re-formatted into one course and offered at a discount price.


Meeting Shambhala—An Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage

Teacher: Walker Blaine   This course is a progressive exploration of the core elements of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, which is the union of warriorship and Buddhism.




Virtual Cushion


Virtual Cushion is a new globally coordinated calendar of meditation sessions and instruction for all levels of practitioners – brand new to the most seasoned. Join a session today!


Shambhala Sunday Gatherings

Weekly Sunday Gatherings For the Global Shambhala Community.This online space is a place where we can practice meditation together, hear dharma teachings from a featured guest teacher.

Touching the Earth Collective

Touching the Earth

Shambhala Online is delighted to host the Touching the Earth Collective website, where you can find a wealth of resources, ways to engage, and above all, community! 

Please click here to access it!

Foundations For Freedom: The Hinayana

A year-long series of courses, open to all, providing an in-depth exploration of the foundational Buddhist teachings of the Hinayana through the lens of the Shambhala terma teachings. For more information about the series and to register, see this link.

Right Use of Power

A program based on the book, Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics—A Guide and Resource for Professional Relationships, and training program in engaged ethics that teaches four aspects of the ethical use of power. Translated courses in French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and German will be available soon

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Sadhana of Mahamudra – A Practice for this Dark Age

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is considered one of Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s most important and enduring legacies. As a practice liturgy, it is a powerful way to engage with the highest teachings.

Shambhala Community Conversations


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Join small-group conversations on important topics, open to the entire Shambhala community. Click here for more info!

More Programs and Courses


Sexual Harm, Trauma, and the Healing Journey



with Robert Wright, Basia Solarz, and Acharya Noel McLellan

A dialogue on understanding the depth and pervasiveness of sexual abuse in modern society, the nature, and stages of trauma, and ways to move toward a healthier and safer community. 

Register here for the recorded talks.

Inscríbase aquí para acceder al curso en español.


Introductory courses

Meditation In Everyday Life – This course provides introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life.


The Development of Peace: An Introduction to the Basic Teachings of the Buddha – This course introduces us into the basics of being a dharmic person.

For a list of all upcoming programs see this link.
For a list of all Way of Shambhala courses see this link for more information and to register.


Shambhala Lineage Supplication

– This three-part course is for individuals and groups wishing to look more deeply at the Supplication to the Shambhala Lineage, one of the most important chants in the Shambhala tradition. The course summarizes key points in the chant and is presented for both new and seasoned students. Register here.

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Shambhala Online offers several courses in translation (with translated subtitles) in Spanish, French and Portuguese, as well as a few courses taught in Russian.

We are working to expand our offerings of courses originally taught in additional languages.

Please click here to view the list of our current translated courses.

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Way of Shambhala Courses

Way of Shambhala

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

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