Contemplative Photography: Miksang Level 1 - April 2018

Miriam Hall

Sunday 1 April 2018

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


The Lost Art of Good Conversation

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Sunday 15 April 2018

The Lost Art of Good Conversation - Book by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, a mindful way to connect with others and enrich everyday life.


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.


The Five Keys to Mindful Communication - April 2018

Acharya Susan Chapman

Sunday 15 April 2018

Learn how to use deep listening and mindful speech to strengthen relationships, heal conflicts, and accomplish your goals.


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

Marcella Friel

Sunday 15 April 2018

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.


Unconditional Healing: Finding Well-Being Through Adversity - May 2018

Jeff Rubin

Tuesday 1 May 2018

This course includes video presentations, weekly readings and practice, an interactive discussion forum, and live sessions.


Joy in Everyday Life - May 2018

Acharya Holly Gayley

Tuesday 15 May 2018

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.


Basic Goodness 2: How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society - May 2018

Acharya Arawana Hayashi

Tuesday 15 May 2018

This six-session recorded course explores our relationships with others, an aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation.


Contemplative Photography: Miksang Level 1I - May 2018

Miriam Hall

Tuesday 15 May 2018

This course includes six live sessions. Explore your phenomenal world through photography!


Write Now: Contemplative Writing - June 2018

Miriam Hall

Friday 15 June 2018

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

The Lost Art of Good Conversation

In the world of iPhones, social media and e-mail, we are all in constant contact. Then why do so many of us feel burned out, distant from colleagues, and abandoned by family and friends? Cutting through all the white noise and superficiality Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche offers simple and practical advice to help us increase our attention spans, become better listeners, and appreciate the people around us.

Register here for the book study course on The Lost Art of Good Conversation – A mindful way to connect with others and enrich everyday life. Opens April 15.

An Introduction to Shambhala Meditation

Register here for a four-week course introducing Shambhala Meditation. Now open.

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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Screen Shot 2013-09-09 at 7.24.06 PMAging 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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