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30 May 2008Suffering, The Four Immeasurables and Selflessness

Based on sutrayana teachings and influenced by Shambhala and vajrayana perspectives, these classes will be directly relevant to both sutrayana and vajrayana meditators. Each presentation will include view and specific meditation instructions. Open to all.

Acharya Dorje Loppon Lodro Dorje
7 Dec 2008Ask an Acharya about the Vajrayana Path

This session will be of interest to Shambhala members who are curious about the Vajrayana path, people thinking of going to Vajrayana Seminary this year, as well as to those who have been to Kalapa Assembly and are doing Werma practice.

Acharya Richard John
14 Sep 2008Ask an Acharya about Tonglen

Tonglen is the powerful practice of sending and taking. Join Acharya Eve Rosenthal for a discussion of the view and practice.

Acharya Eve Rosenthal
26 Oct 2008Ask an Acharya about Shamatha and Contemplation

In this session, we will explore Shamatha or Calm Abiding meditation and contemplation practice with an eye toward deepening our understanding and appreciation of each, as well as the connection between them.

Acharya Michael Greenleaf
9 Nov 2008Ask an Acharya about Vipashyana

"Peaceful abiding is only the beginning of the spiritual journey.... With this healthy sense of self we can look more deeply into the meaning of our being..."

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson
3 Aug 2013Heart of Recovery

FREE and open to all.

Mary Sehlinger
26 Apr 2009Ask an Acharya about Romantic Love

Romantic love is one of the most compelling forces in modern life in the West. For better and worse, we feel drawn as a culture to explore the heights and the depths. Come join a discussion with Acharya Judith-Simmer Brown of a potent source for the cont

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
17 May 2009Ask an Acharya about Solitary Retreat

Acharya Eve Rosenthal
15 Sep 2012Kagyu Mahamudra Series Year 1 - Talk 1

The Druk Sakyong's Presentation of Ground and Path Mahamudra - Practice and Study of the Kagyu Mahamudra: First of a Series

Acharya Dorje Loppon Lodro Dorje
19 Feb 2010Shambhala Art with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

Acharya Arawana Hayashi
22 Sep 2010Book Club ~ Natural Wakefulness with Gaylon Ferguson

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson
6 Nov 2010Learn to Meditate

Acharya Suzann Duquette
27 Mar 2011Shambhala Art

"Art and Social Change"

Acharya Arawana Hayashi
22 Oct 2012Meditaciůn en la vida cotidiana

Este programa se ha pospuesto hasta octubre.

Acharya Alfonso Taboada
9 Oct 2010Karma and the Nidanas

Acharya Michael Greenleaf
24 Aug 2013Success with Delegs

Mary Sehlinger
31 Mar 2012Lojong

Ethan Nichtern
4 Dec 2011Winter Dathun Series

Three classes

Acharya Daniel Hessey
26 Jan 2013Aging Series 1 Talk 3 - The Experience of Illness in Older Age

Series 1 - Old Age Warriorship

Ann Cason
19 Jan 2013Aging Series 1 Talk 2 - Relating with Aging and Grief

Series 1 - Old Age Warriorship

Acharya Emily Bower
13 Jan 2013Aging Series 1 Talk 1 - Aging and the Arising of Wisdom

Series 1 - Old Age Warriorshop

Judy Lief
5 Jan 2013Shambhala Sadhana Event

"Embracing the Great Eastern Sun"

Acharya Suzann Duquette
29 Jan 2014The Virtuous Leader: Shambhala Governance and the I Ching

Acharya Dan Hessey introduced his new translation of the I Ching as a map of how leaders evolve Enlightened Society, combining Shambhala wisdom with the practial advice of the I Ching.

Acharya Daniel Hessey
21 Sep 2013Harvest of Peace Address by the Sakyong


Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
1 Apr 20142014 Culture and Decorum Conference

Selected talks from the Culture & Decorum Conference - March 3 - 5, 2014

Sangyum Wendy Friedman
26 Apr 2013Creating Enlightened Society - Imagining Peace


Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
29 Sep 2016'The Goddess' & Gender Binary Issues

Shastri Holly Gayley joins the Boulder group as they explore a traditional text and discuss gender binary issues.

Acharya Holly Gayley
26 Jan 2014Aging Series 2 Talk 1 - Getting Intimate with Death

Series 2 - Facing Death Fearlessly

Judy Lief
9 Feb 2014Aging Series 2 Talk 2 - Contemplating the Bardo

Series 2 - Facing Death Fearlessly

Acharya Eric Spiegel
9 Mar 2014Aging Series 2 Talk 3 - Obstacles into Opportunity

Series 2 - Facing Death Fearlessly

Andrew Holecek
5 Apr 2014Shambhala Sadhana Event

"Doubtless Confidence in Basic Goodness"

Mimi Valiulis
5 Apr 2015Aging Series 3: Aging with Dignity and Confidence (All 3 talks)

The three talks in this series explore the challenges of reconnecting with our inherent dignity and confidence throughout the aging process. Presented by the Shambhala International Working Group on Aging.

8 Aug 2018The Five Keys to Mindful Communication - August 2018

Learn how to use deep listening and mindful speech to strengthen relationships, heal conflicts, and accomplish your goals. NOTE: This course starts August 1, however, registration is open until August 8.

Acharya Susan Chapman
4 Oct 2014Shambhala Sadhana Event

"Collecting the Juice: Making Sadhana Practice Transformative" is the topic for this 90-minute Shambhala Sadhana practice event, which includes a presentation and Q&A with Shastri Jeffrey Stevens.

Jeffrey Stevens
15 Mar 2018Basic Goodness 1: Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human (2) - March 2018

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

Acharya Adam Lobel
28 Sep 2014Widening the Circle of Concern

Through meditation, we make friends with ourselves and extend out to others. Join this interactive session to explore self and other through guided meditation, contemplation, and mindful communication. FREE!

Acharya Charlene Leung
9 Nov 2014The Principles of Tibetan Medicine

Learn about the guiding principles of Traditional Tibetan Medicine, ancient holistic practices that date back thousands of years. Nashalla Gwyn Nyinda offers a unique perspective as an American practitioner who graduated from Naropa University.

Nashalla Nyinda
26 Oct 2014The Feminine Principle in Buddhism / El Principio Femenino en El Budismo

Acharya Eve Rosenthal speaks on the feminine principle in Buddhism, live from Mexico City, in English with Spanish translation.

Acharya Eve Rosenthal
8 Feb 2015Aging Series 3: As the Warrior of Shambhala Grows Old - Talk 1a

Our view, intention and the Four Dignities show us the path of basic healthiness in old age.

Aaron Snyder
10 Apr 2015Aging Series 3: The Swift Passage of Time

Establishing a realistic outlook toward the passage of time enables us to harvest vast moments of nowness that bring meaning and vision into our everyday experience.

Jeffrey Stevens
5 Apr 2015Aging Series 3: As the Warrior of Shambhala Grows Older. Still.

Dr. Snyder explores how the Four Dignities show us the path of basic healthiness in old age, building on his first talk on this topic.

Aaron Snyder
30 Nov 2015Shambhala Lineage Supplication: A Short Course

A 3-class study course on the Shambhala Lineage Supplication.

Walker Blaine
1 Jul 2018Basic Goodness 1: Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human (OE)

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

Acharya Adam Lobel
28 Feb 2016The Road Home: The Journey of Relationships - February 28

Join Shastri Ethan Nichtern for a lively talk on relationships, drawing from his new book The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path. No Charge!

Ethan Nichtern
29 Apr 2016Awaken Chicago, Awaken World - Online Package

Awaken the power within each of us to transform what divides us into bonds that strengthen the fabric of society.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
22 Feb 2018Social Entrepreneurs: Get Paid to Change the World - February 2018

This 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. NOTE: Course begins February 15. Registration open till February 22.

Shastri Gayle Van Gils
21 Feb 2016Being Yourself: A Key to Succeeding in Life and Livelihood

Shastri Gayle Van Gils
27 Aug 2016Queer Dharma Live

Live program featuring Acharyas Eve Rosenthal and Eric Spiegel speaking about queer dharma in Shambhala and their upcoming retreat at Karme ChŲling.

Acharya Eve Rosenthal
1 Jan 2018Basic Goodness Series (All) - CG

Registration for entire Basic Goodness Series for Centres and Groups.

2 Sep 2017Growing Brave: Families and Children in Shambhala Online Series

These talks took place from March through September 2017 exploring key issues surrounding Families and Children in Shambhala.

1 May 2017Six Ways of Ruling - 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.

Richard Reoch
27 Feb 2017Shambhala Day 2017

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

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
15 Sep 2017Peace Now! Creating Peace in Difficult Times

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche speaks about finding peace within and with others. Live from Vienna; recordings accessible immediately after.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
15 May 2018Joy in Everyday Life - May 2018

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.

Acharya Holly Gayley
15 Apr 2018Wisdom in Everyday Life - April 2018

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. When we touch the world directly, we discover ordinary magic.

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell
15 May 2018Basic Goodness 2: How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society - May 2018

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

Acharya Arawana Hayashi
15 Feb 2018Basic Goodness 3: What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality - February 2018

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

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell
1 Jul 2018Meditation in Everyday Life (OE)

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

Shastri Janet Solyntjes
29 Sep 2017Creating Enlightened Healthcare

Who are we as a Shambhala Healthcare community? What would we offer if we were to design and manage a healthcare system based on unconditional health?

Acharya Mitchell Levy
15 Jun 2018The Five Keys to Mindful Communication - June 2018

Learn how to use deep listening and mindful speech to strengthen relationships, heal conflicts, and accomplish your goals. NOTE: This course opens June 15. Registration is available until June 22.

Acharya Susan Chapman
8 May 2018Unconditional Healing: Finding Well-Being Through Adversity - May 2018

This course includes video presentations, weekly readings and practice, an interactive discussion forum, and live sessions. NOTE: This course starts May 1, however, registration is possible until May 8.

Jeff Rubin
16 Feb 2018Shambhala Day 2018 - Year of the Earth Dog

Year of the Earth Dog - Live International Address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
15 Feb 2018Mindful Money: Creating Financial WellBeing in Your Life - February 2018

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 $.

Shastri Joanne Braun
22 Apr 2018The Five Keys to Mindful Communication - April 2018

Learn how to use deep listening and mindful speech to strengthen relationships, heal conflicts, and accomplish your goals. NOTE: This course starts April 15, however, registration is open until April 22.

Acharya Susan Chapman
22 Apr 2018Mindful Eating: Joining Heaven and Earth at the Meal Table - April 2018

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. NOTE: This course starts April 15, however, registration is open until April 22.

Marcella Friel
8 Apr 2018Contemplative Photography: Miksang Level 1 - April 2018

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

Miriam Hall
15 Jun 2018Write Now: Contemplative Writing - June 2018

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

Miriam Hall
1 Jun 2018Contemplative Photography: Miksang Level II - June 2018

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

Miriam Hall
15 Mar 2018Contentment in Everyday Life (2) - March 2018

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

Acharya Eve Rosenthal