An Introduction to Shambhala Meditation course with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Course opens September 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.



Contemplative Photography: Nalanda Miksang Level I - September 2017

Miriam Hall

Friday 1 September 2017

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


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

Shastri Gayle Van Gils

Friday 15 September 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.


Fearlessness in Everyday Life - September 2017

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

Friday 15 September 2017

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 - September 2017

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

Friday 15 September 2017

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


An Introduction to Shambhala Meditation

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Friday 15 September 2017

A four-week course introducing Shambhala Meditation.


Mindful Money: Creating Financial WellBeing in Your Life - September 2017

Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

Friday 15 September 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 $.


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

Marcella Friel

Sunday 1 October 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.


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

Jeff Rubin

Sunday 1 October 2017

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


Write Now: Contemplative Writing - October 2017

Miriam Hall

Sunday 1 October 2017

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


Cultivating Dignity -- The Bedrock of All Diversity - October 2017

Shastri Charlene Leung

Sunday 1 October 2017

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.

Growing Brave: Families and Children in Shambhala Online Series  

Register here for a series of recorded talks and discussion exploring key issues surrounding Families and Children in Shambhala. This online program culminates in a conference at the Boulder Shambhala Center October 6-9, 2017. Register here for the Boulder program.


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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