Mindful Eating: Joining Heaven and Earth at the Meal Table - January 2018

Marcella Friel

Monday 22 January 2018

NOTE: This course opens Jan. 15, however, you may register up until Jan. 22. 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.


The Five Keys to Mindful Communication - January 2018

Acharya Susan Chapman

Monday 22 January 2018

NOTE: This course opens Jan. 15, however, registration is open until Jan. 22. Learn how to use deep listening and mindful speech to strengthen relationships, heal conflicts, and accomplish your goals.


Get Paid to Change the World - February 2018

Shastri Gayle Van Gils

Thursday 15 February 2018

This six-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. Bi-weekly live meetings will be scheduled.


Fearlessness in Everyday Life - February 2018

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

Thursday 15 February 2018

Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings of mind and nature of reality, we learn to see clearly.


Basic Goodness 3: What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality - February 2018

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

Thursday 15 February 2018

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


Mindful Money: Creating Financial WellBeing in Your Life - February 2018

Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

Thursday 15 February 2018

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 $.


Shambhala Day 2018 - Year of the Earth Dog

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Friday 16 February 2018

Year of the Earth Dog - Live International Address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


Basic Goodness 1: Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human - March 2018

Acharya Adam Lobel

Thursday 15 March 2018

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


Contentment in Everyday Life - March 2018

Acharya Eve Rosenthal

Thursday 15 March 2018

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


Wisdom in Everyday Life - April 2018

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

Sunday 15 April 2018

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. When we touch the world directly, we discover ordinary magic.

Shambhala Day – Year of the Earth Dog – February 16, 2018

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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.

social-engagement-groupOnline 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 Study 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.


Sakyong Mipham RinpocheOpen 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

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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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