Joy in Everyday Life - December 2017

Acharya Holly Gayley

Friday 15 December 2017

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 - December 2017

Acharya Arawana Hayashi

Friday 15 December 2017

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


Cultivating Dignity -- The Bedrock of All Diversity - January 2018

Michaela McCormick

Monday 1 January 2018

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.


(MIEL in Spanish) Meditación en la vida cotidiana - Enero 2018

Shastri Janet Solyntjes

Monday 15 January 2018

Este curo provee herramientas y enseñanzas introductorias sobre cómo trabajar con la meditación en la vida cotidiana.


Path of Relationships, the Heart of Community - January 2018

Shastri Nick Kranz

Monday 15 January 2018

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.


Meditation in Everyday Life - January 2018

Shastri Janet Solyntjes

Monday 15 January 2018

This course provides introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life.


The Five Keys to Mindful Communication - January 2018

Acharya Susan Chapman

Monday 15 January 2018

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


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

Tuesday 30 November 1999

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


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.

Sakyong Mipham’s Latest Book Release is Near


Make every stop on the Sakyong’s upcoming book tour without leaving the comfort of your meditation cushion.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will speak about The Lost Art of Good Conversation and engage with special guests along the way.

Lodro Rinzler is the tour host and each city — Denver, New York and Toronto — features different guest speakers, including Susan Piver, Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler, Rep. Jared Polis, Shastri Ethan Nichtern, Seth Godin, Jocelyn Cooper, Dan Harris, Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls, Acharya Fleet Maull, Tara Slone and Michelle Latimer.

Reserve your spot on the Cushion Tour or sign up to be there in person at this link.



The Sakyong and family on Shambhala Day. Photo: BHH Studios

Shambhala Day 2017

Shambhala celebrated the new year, according to the Tibetan calendar, on February 27. All around the world people observed the holiday. In Boulder, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and the Sakyong Wangmo offered words to mark the occasion and set the tone for the Year of the Fire Bird. You can see the video recording here. For the complete recordings, including the ever lively roll call, click here.

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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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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