Acharya Eve Rosenthal
Friday 29 March 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. NOTE: This course opens March 15, however, registration is available until March 29.
Ashe Acharya John Rockwell
Monday 15 April 2019
Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. When we touch the world directly, we discover ordinary magic.
Acharya Arawana Hayashi
Wednesday 15 May 2019
This six-session recorded course explores our relationships with others, an aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation.
Acharya Holly Gayley
Wednesday 15 May 2019
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.
NEW! 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.
- 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.
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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Online 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.
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.
Open 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
Recordings from our free Super Sunday Lifestyle series,
Shastri Gayle Van Gils – Be a Visionary Changemaker offers how to bring your work life into alignment with your values.
Nashalla Nyinda – The Principles of Tibetan Medicine explains the Tibetan medical view of the body, how illness arises and how health can be regained.
Aging 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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