White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

Thursday 1 August 2019

This five-week course introduces the short daily practice of White Tara, one of the most famous bodhisattvas of compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. NOTE: Course opened June 15. Registration available until August 1.


Shambhala Online Book of the Month / August

Acharya Han de Wit

Saturday 10 August 2019

Learn about books from our many wonderful Shambhala authors!


Shambhala Online Book of the Month / September

Erika Berland

Saturday 14 September 2019

Learn about books from our many wonderful Shambhala authors!


The Development of Peace: Basic Teachings of the Buddha - July 2019

Acharya Arawana Hayashi

Sunday 15 September 2019

This Course Introduces the Buddha's core teaching of The Four Noble Truths, NOTE: The start date for this course has been moved to September 15.


Fearlessness in Everyday Life - September 2019

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

Sunday 15 September 2019

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


Basic Goodness 3: What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality - September 2019

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

Sunday 15 September 2019

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


Contentment in Everyday Life - October 2019

Acharya Eve Rosenthal

Tuesday 15 October 2019

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

A Year of Deepening in Compassion

A four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. Package discount available. More information is available here.

NEW! Shambhala Online Book of the Month

Learn about the recently published books from our many wonderful Shambhala authors and engage with them live! Click here for more info!

Weekly Dharma Gatherings

All are welcome to join these live weekly events, which include guided meditation and a talk and discussion with a featured guest teacher. More information is available here.

Introductory Courses

  • Meditation In Everyday Life  – This course provides introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. More information is available here.
  • Basic Goodness 1: Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human A journey of contemplative inquiry focused on the timeless question, “Who am I?” More information is available here.

For a list of all upcoming programs see this link.

Other Courses

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.

Click here for Advanced Studies courses.

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.

Large Shambhala event in public hall, with banners, speaker’s platform and many attendeesOpen 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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