Shambhala Sunday Gatherings

Weekly Sunday Gatherings For the Global Shambhala Community
Please join us every Sunday for an online gathering of the Shambhala community worldwide. This online space is a place where we can practice meditation together, hear dharma teachings from a featured guest teacher, learn more about the activities of incredible people in our sangha, engage in discussion – and connect with one another, our community, and our hearts. 

Registration: Register below for each upcoming talk.  A Zoom link will be sent to you after registration.

Talks are in English unless otherwise announced. You can join us live every week at:

North America: 12:00pm PST, 1:00pm MST, 2:00pm CET, 3:00pm EST/CLT, 4:00pm  Atlantic

International: 5:00pm Brazil, 8:00 pm GMT / 9:00pm CET/SAST, 6:00am  +1 AEST, 8:00am +1NZST


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Upcoming Sunday Gatherings

(Click on the program title for the registration link. Scroll down to “Past Events” to register for recorded talks, which are usually available a few days later.)

Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Teachers: Shastri Janet Bronstein & Fred Meyer

We weave ourselves into relationships through conversation. We will practice a topic from the Shambhala Community Conversations initiative and explore its potential for creating genuine connection. Part 2 of a 2-Part Sunday Gathering.


Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Teacher: Shastri Gayle Van Gils

Whether you love using social media, hate it, or couldn’t care less, we are still entangled in its web. In this gathering, those relationships and the karmic repercussions they bring will be explored.


Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Teacher: Trime Persinger

Join Trime Persigner as she shares about her experiences as a prison chaplain and the insights about basic goodness that she has discovered over the past fourteen years in this role.


Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Teacher: Shastri Bill Brauer

Wherever Shambhalians gather there are widely divergent views and aspirations about where we want to go and who we want to lead us. Join a conversation about how our culture and practices can provide common ground to explore our future together.


Date: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Teacher: Shastri Stephen Gleich

Join Shastri Steve Gleich as he presents on the theme of not knowing, some interesting work in cognitive psychology, and the teachings in the Buddhadharma on uncertainty. This is a very good time to become acquainted with not knowing.


Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Teacher: Gabriela Cordova-Novion

This presentation is about the magic that is always present and that flows in constant movement around us. How can we detect it, connect to it, and let it permeate our lives? Delving into the last two Noble Truths can help us answer these questions."


Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
Teachers: Touching The Earth Collective & Gabriela Cordova-Novion

The Touching the Earth Collective celebrates Midsummer’s Day with a lineup of special speakers and activities.


Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021
Teacher: Herbert Elsky

Join artist Herbert Elsky as he shares about how we can open, receive the gifts of our own insight, and dare to make our authentic gesture. Topics for exploration will be: Space - Meditation; Perception; Discipline; Discovery; Authentic Gesture.


Date: Sunday, July 4, 2021
Teacher: Shastri Dana Marshall

Dana will talk about how Dharma and Art have been ongoing practices in her life and how they nurture and support each other. Success and failure are the path she walks on as an artist. There will be guided meditation, dialogue and discussion.


Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Teacher: Sophie Leger

Many of us have an ambivalent relationship with space. We either long for more space (overwhelm / claustrophobia) or are threatened by it, (boredom / loneliness). Can we find space even in the midst of chaos? Join this playful exploration!



Past Events

Did you miss a Sunday Gathering? Click here to access previous recordings which will be posted as soon as they are available.

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Sunday Gatherings are produced by Shambhala Global Services and hosted by Shambhala Online