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 BST / 9:00pm CEST/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, 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, July 11, 2021
Teacher: Shastri Iris Ramos

We learn early in our Shambhala education that we begin the path of warriorship by cultivating containers of loving kindness in ourselves. When we create and inhabit those containers, the merit spills mercifully onto our families, children and loved ones.


Date: Sunday, July 18, 2021
Teacher: Martha Hildreth

Martha Hildreth has been helping others work through addiction through Heart of Recovery groups for over forty years. Martha will speak about how addiction has unfolded for people in both hopeful and difficult ways. So many people have been helped!


Date: Sunday, July 25, 2021
Teacher: Kristine McCutcheon

Shambhala has adopted a Code of Conduct. What are some of the dharmic teachings that support each of us in enabling this to be a societal view? Join Kristine for a Sunday Gathering that includes guided meditation practice, contemplation, and discussion.


Date: Sunday, August 1, 2021
Teacher: Tessa Racine

There is a traditional Buddhist teaching on the 6 realms of existence: the Gods, Jealous Gods, Humans, and so on. Tessa will share with you her experience of these realms in daily life, and possibilities for how to free yourself from them.


Date: Sunday, August 8, 2021
Teachers: Dr. Jane Hawes & Dr. David Shapiro

Join a celebration of the historic publication of Taming of the Demons: The Epic of Gesar Volume 4, with renowned Gesar translators Jane Hawes and David Shapiro. Jane and David will lead a lively discussion of their work on this volume.


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