Introduction to Shambhala Meditation course with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Opens March 15

In this 4-week online course, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche presents the essence of awareness through the three gestures of Shambhala Meditation. The entire vision of Shambhala can be experienced though this simple yet profound practice. Shambhala Meditation brings us home to the simplicity and wisdom of our human experience. The talks, recorded in Halifax, are beautiful and timeless. Register now.



Unconditional Healing: Finding Well-Being Through Adversity - May 2017

Jeff Rubin

Monday 1 May 2017

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


Walking the Bodhisattva Path / Caminar por la senda del bodhisattva

Acharya Mathias Pongracz

Monday 1 May 2017

An introduction to the Mahayana path and a preparation course for taking the Bodhisattva Vow. Introducción a la senda mahayana y curso de preparación para hacer el voto de bodhisattva.


Six Ways of Ruling - May 2017

Richard Reoch

Monday 1 May 2017

The Six Ways of Ruling are unique teachings on society and leadership. They are a distinctive aspect of Shambhala wisdom on creating enlightened society.


Mindful Money: Creating Financial WellBeing In Your Life - May 2017

Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

Monday 1 May 2017

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 $.


Cheminer sur la voie du bodhisattva

Acharya Mathias Pongracz

Monday 1 May 2017

Une introduction à la voie du mahayana et un cours préparatoire à la prise du voeu de bodhisattva.


Contemplative Photography: Miksang Level I - May 2017

Miriam Hall

Friday 5 May 2017

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


Growing Brave: Families and Children in Shambhala Online Series

Saturday 6 May 2017

Join us on the first Saturday of each month from March through August 2017 as we explore key issues surrounding Families and Children in Shambhala.


Basic Goodness 2: How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society - May 2017

Acharya Arawana Hayashi

Monday 15 May 2017

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


Mindful Eating: Joining Heaven and Earth at the Meal Table - May 2017

Marcella Friel

Monday 15 May 2017

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.


Social Entrepreneurs: Get Paid to Change the World - May 2017

Shastri Gayle Van Gils

Monday 15 May 2017

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.

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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Free Talks on Dharma, Health & Well-Being

Gayle Van GilsRecordings from our free Super Sunday Lifestyle series,

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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