Meditation Retreat Weekend with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

February 3 – 5, 2017

The Sakyong shared the practice of Shambhala Meditation with participants in Halifax and across the globe. Shambhala Meditation is a practice that brings us home to the simplicity and wisdom of our human experience. It is a proclamation of humanity’s goodness that helps us learn to work with our lives and embody the courage the world needs. The recordings are amazing.  Register now.



Shambhala Day 2017

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Monday 27 February 2017

Year of the Fire Bird - International Address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche live from Boulder, CO


An Introduction to Shambhala Meditation - March 2017

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Wednesday 1 March 2017

A four-week course introducing Shambhala Meditation.


Nalanda Miksang Level II - March 2017

Miriam Hall

Wednesday 1 March 2017

This course includes six live sessions. Explore your phenomenal world through photography!


Growing Brave: Families and Children in Shambhala Online Series

Saturday 4 March 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.


The Three Jewels and the Refuge Vow

Acharya Mathias Pongracz

Tuesday 7 March 2017

This program is an overview as well as preparation for the Refuge Vow.


Contentment in Everyday Life - March 2017

Acharya Eve Rosenthal

Wednesday 15 March 2017

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


Basic Goodness 1: Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human - March 2017

Acharya Adam Lobel

Wednesday 15 March 2017

A journey of contemplative inquiry focused on the timeless question, "Who am I?"


Cheminer sur la voie du bodhisattva

Acharya Mathias Pongracz

Friday 31 March 2017

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


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

Marcella Friel

Monday 1 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.


Meditation in Everyday Life - August 2017

Shastri Janet Solyntjes

Tuesday 15 August 2017

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

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 Programs 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.


Shambhala Educators

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