Way of Shambhala & Other Courses

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Shambhala Online multi-week courses feature senior teachers and interactive learning experiences. These Shambhala training classes are designed for those without access to teachers or who need a class before it’s offered at the local center. Each course offers weekly video talks that can be viewed at your convenience, plus meditation assignments, reflection prompts, readings and online discussions.
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.“The course was great; the Acharya was great; everything was very organized and presented in a very understandable way. Thanks for offering this series online!” – Happy Online Participant

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How do courses work?
When do classes meet?
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WOSThe Way of Shambhala is a complete series on authentic meditation practices and teachings open to all interested students. The curriculum is comprised of sequential courses that provide an experiential overview of meditation practices, wisdom teachings, contemplative arts, and physical disciplines rooted in the ancient traditions of Shambhala and Vajrayana Buddhism. Each course in the Everyday Life series consists of five pre-recorded classes. Courses in the Basic Goodness series each have six pre-recorded classes. Click here to see course descriptions and preview video clips.

Upcoming Courses

The start date is shown for each course below. Most courses are open for six to eight weeks. You’ll complete the course in your own time. If there are any live meetings or events associated with the course, this will be noted in the course description. Questions? Contact info@shambhalaonline.org 

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Joy in Everyday Life - December 2017

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Date: Friday, December 15, 2017
Teacher: Acharya Holly Gayley

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.

 

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

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Date: Friday, December 15, 2017
Teacher: Acharya Arawana Hayashi

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

 

Cultivating Dignity -- The Bedrock of All Diversity - January 2018

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Date: Monday, January 1, 2018
Teacher: Michaela McCormick

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.

 

Path of Relationships, the Heart of Community - January 2018

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Date: Monday, January 15, 2018
Teacher:Shastri Nick Kranz

How does the path of meditation apply to relationships? Explore the possibilities for personal growth that lie at the heart of our closest relationships in this 6-week course with Shastri Nick Kranz.

 

(MIEL in Spanish) Meditación en la vida cotidiana - Enero 2018

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Date: Monday, January 15, 2018
Teacher: Shastri Janet Solyntjes

Este curo provee herramientas y enseñanzas introductorias sobre cómo trabajar con la meditación en la vida cotidiana.

 

Meditation in Everyday Life - January 2018

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Date: Monday, January 15, 2018
Teacher: Shastri Janet Solyntjes

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

 

The Five Keys to Mindful Communication - January 2018

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Date: Monday, January 15, 2018
Teacher: Acharya Susan Chapman

Learn how to use deep listening and mindful speech to strengthen relationships, heal conflicts, and accomplish your goals.

 

Fearlessness in Everyday Life - February 2018

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Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Teacher:Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

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 - February 2018

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Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Teacher:Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

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

 

Unconditional Healing: Finding Well-Being Through Adversity - February 2018

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Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Teacher: Jeff Rubin

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

 

(WBP in French) Cheminer sur la voie du bodhisattva

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Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Teacher:Acharya Mathias Pongracz

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

 

Contentment in Everyday Life - March 2018

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Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Teacher: Acharya Eve Rosenthal

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 2018

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Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Teacher:Acharya Adam Lobel

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

 

Wisdom in Everyday Life - April 2018

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Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Teacher:Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

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

 

Joy in Everyday Life - May 2018

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Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Teacher: Acharya Holly Gayley

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.

 

Meditation in Everyday Life - August 2018

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Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Teacher: Shastri Janet Solyntjes

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

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Courses

How do courses work?

Shambhala Online courses feature recorded talks by senior Shambhala teachers, an online community of participants, and facilitation by experienced course leaders. Over 6 to 8 weeks, course participants view recorded teachings at their convenience, then gather in the online learning environment to discuss, contemplate and engage in exercises aimed at deepening their understanding. New sessions begin every 2 or 3 months.

 

When do the classes meet?

Our courses are designed to fit with your schedule. The main talks are pre-recorded, so you can view them when convenient. Courses consist of modules that include a main talk, reading assignments, discussion prompts and possibly other assignments.  In general, we recommend completing a module each week. This allows you to go through the course with a virtual community, engage in discussions, and learn from each other. Some courses also include a live meeting or two; the timing for live meetings is usually arranged in the first week of the course.

 

How much time does it take?

Each course is unique, but a good rule of thumb is to allow at least 2 or 3 hours per week to view the talks and engage with the material. Each talk is usually an hour or less. Keep in mind that the more you invest in the course, the more you’ll learn and grow. It’s a good idea to block time for the course on your calendar, just as you would for an in-person course.

Other questions?

Contact us by emailing info@shambhalaonline.org