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:
12:00 p.m. Pacific
1:00 p.m. Mountain
2:00 p.m. Central
3:00 p.m. Eastern / CLT
4:00 p.m. Atlantic / BRT
8:00 p.m. GMT
9:00 p.m. CET / SAST
5:00 a.m +1 AEST
7:00 a.m. +1 NZST
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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, September 27, 2020
Teacher: Marcella Friel
A Harvest of Peace Celebration featuring a cooking demonstration using typical foods of harvest bounty, along with a conversation about the importance of meal prayers and blessings.
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Teacher: Acharya Mathias Pongracz
In times of uncertainty fear easily comes up. We look for protection, especially in this time of pandemic and societal upheaval. What is the best protection? An exploration...
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2020
Teacher: Noel McLellan
Contemplating impermanence is a foundational practice in the dharma. It is not only a way of "facing facts," integrating change opens our minds and hearts to the flow of nowness and the beauty of life. Reality becomes a portal to unreality. It allows us
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Teacher: Acharya Daniele Bollini
Roman emperor and philosopher Aurelius defined gentleness as the greatest delight, while patience, according to Buddhist tradition, helps us to melt aggression into open space. We will explore the relationship between these two principles.
Did you miss a gathering? Links to access previous recordings will be posted here once they are available. To view the recording, register for the gathering below and view it in the “My Programs” section of your Shambhala Online account.
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Teacher: Acharya Susan Skjei
Recorded on Sept. 13, 2020: Acharya Susan Skjei hosts a conversation about the right use of power. As is the case in the wider world, Shambhala is waking up to the many ways in which power can either help or harm.
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2020
Teacher: Acharya Alfonso Taboada
Recorded on Sept. 6, 2020: As human beings we need and long to connect with others since birth. Sharing our heart and feeling deeply heard is essential for our growth and sanity. A technique will be offered to learn some basic guidelines to help us speak
Date: Sunday, August 30, 2020
Teacher: Shastri Joanne Martin Braun
Recorded on August 30, 2020: Working with money in our daily lives is a basic household activity that can be a fruitful place to utilize our Shambhala principles. Any part of bringing money in, managing it, or spending it might be challenging at different
Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020
Teacher: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
Recorded on August 23, 2020: The science of compassion has discovered humans are naturally empathetic, but can shut down emotionally when things become overwhelming. When we train in compassion, we develop the resilience to remain with difficult situatio
Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020
Teacher: Shastri David Stone
Recorded on August 16, 2020: Shastri Stone spoke about his experience of Mudra Space Awareness practice, the Mudra Theater Group, and the plays that Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche wrote.
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020
Teacher: John Rockwell
Rousing our awakened heart is a leap to where we already are. The path is to not hold back. The fruition is not known. This talk and discussion will focus on the awakened heart (bodhichitta) of the bodhisattva and the challenges of facing fear.
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2020
Teacher: Shastri Jil Amadio
In this period of disruption we have experienced and witnessed crisis. It seems there is little we can do to avoid the pain and challenge it presents. It also seems that crisis has a way of bringing us into intimate contact with reality and compassion.
Date: Sunday, July 26, 2020
Teacher: Shastri Betsy Pond
Access the recording from July 26: The ancient wisdom of meditation retreat in the face of great threat is the practice of embodying ourselves and the present moment. The resulting deepening of connection and compassion releases wisdom that illuminates a
Date: Sunday, July 19, 2020
Teacher: Sangyum Agness Au
Access the recording from July 19, 2020: The Shambhala teachings include a variety of practices – some more formal, while others are more shamanic in nature. These more ‘informal’ practices promote our engagement with the intangible-energetic presence in
Date: Sunday, July 12, 2020
Teacher: Shastri John Seex
Access the recording from July 12, 2020: Shastri John Seex led meditation practice and a discussion about working with uncertainty.
Date: Sunday, July 5, 2020
Teacher: Acharya Dan Hessey
Access the recording from July 5, 2020: How does human society arise from the primordial world? How can it reflect Heaven's wisdom and integrate with the Earth's natural systems? How can humanity tame and structure society so it is socially and ecological
Date: Sunday, June 28, 2020
Teacher: Acharya Gaylon Ferguson
Access the recording from June 28, 2020: In Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior Trungpa Rinpoche wrote “The current state of world affairs is a source of concern to all of us.”
Date: Sunday, June 21, 2020
Teacher: Irene Woodard
Access the recording from June 21, 2020: Recording of the community Touching the Earth Midsummer's Day celebration.
Date: Sunday, June 14, 2020
Teachers: Steve Saitzyk & Anne Saitzyk
Access the recording from June 14, 2020: Beauty: Is it real, or imagined? Are the characteristics we attribute to beauty objectively present in an object of beauty? Or, are they solely in the eye of the holder? Is beauty conditional or unconditional?
Date: Sunday, June 7, 2020
Teacher: Sara Lewis
Access the recording from June 7, 2020: Understanding Trauma In Tibetan Buddhism: Join Dr. Sara Lewis in a discussion of her book, Spacious Minds: Trauma and Resilience in Tibetan Buddhism.
Date: Sunday, May 31, 2020
Teacher: Acharya Suzann Duquette
Access the recording from May 31, 2020: Acharya Suzann Duquette talked about impermanence and led discussion and reflection on how we can tune into this potent truth even more deeply during this cataclysmic time.
Date: Sunday, May 24, 2020
Teacher: Acharya Arawana Hayashi
Access the recording from May 24, 2020: Acharya Arawana Hayashi offered practice and a talk about the long-standing connection between Shambhala and the principles of Theory U.
Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020
Teacher: Pema Chödron
Access the recording from May 17, 2020: Ani Pema held a live, open Q&A about working with the chaos, impermanence and uncertainty of living within a global pandemic.
Date: Sunday, May 10, 2020
Teacher: Acharya Fleet Maull
Access the recording from May 10, 2020: Acharya Fleet Maull talked about his upcoming online Resilience Summit and speaks about the importance of being resilient in a challenging and constantly changing world.
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