Programs for Southeast States USA Region

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Resilient Parenting

with Phyllis Mark

November 14th—November 20th

Parenting can be tough even at the best of times! But when life is stressful or volatile, it can be particularly difficult to model compassion and buoyancy for children the way we’d like. Resilient Parenting is a crash course in mindfulness-based techniqu Continue »

Palm Beach County Shambhala

Writing is for Everyone!

March 13th—December 4th

Writing, like meditation, is a solitary act that benefits greatly from practice with others. Come join us in exploring what happens when meditation gets involved with writing. Drawing on the work of Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones), Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 25th—December 18th

Connect with the elements: Sadhana of Mahamudra outdoors Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Igniting the Heart: Awakening Compassion to Transform Your World

with Pema Chödron & Tim Olmsted

August 1st—October 24th

Pema Chödrön and Tim Olmsted explore meditative styles and how they correspond to the Buddhist teachings on the six realms of existence. Includes recorded talks with our own discussion. Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Four Foundations of Mindfullness and the Practice of Awareness

with Shastri Gayle Van Gils, Shastri Will Ryken, Eric Rainbeau, Gerard Van Gils

September 8th—October 27th

We will study teachings on the four foundations of mindfullness and Vipashyana Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Second Noble Truth -- The Origin of Suffering, Part II: Wheel of Life, Karma, and the Twelve Nidanas.

September 9th—December 2nd

Drawing from the contemporary insights of our Shambhala Buddhist lineage, we will tread the ancient path of the Budd Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Dharma Book Study -

with Christopher Wenger

September 16th—December 9th

Join this monthly book group on Zoom to read and discuss “Carefree Dignity: Discourses on Training in the Nature of Mind,” by the internationally esteemed teacher Tsoknyi Rinpoche. Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

What is Real? Basic Goodness 3 (ONLINE)

with John Rockwell & Dr. Jan Snyder

September 20th—October 25th

The third and final course of the Basic Goodness Series asks the question, "What is real?" and explores various approaches to it. How do we know what is real? How might we begin to ask this question in a way that is meaningful for our everyday lives? Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Dharma for Lunch book study

October 19th—December 28th

We will start with "The Places That Scare You" by Pema Chodron. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

October 21st—June 13th (2022)

This is a practice to remind us of our basic goodness and the basic goodness of society and all beings. All members are invited. Join us via Zoom. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Basic Goodness 3: What is Real?

with Shastri Tom Brothers & Dee Lutz

October 27th—December 8th - Date postponed or cancelled

The third and final course of the Basic Goodness Series asks the question, “What is real?” and explores a number of teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Exploring Mindfulness-Awareness Meditation

November 3rd—December 1st

Underneath the rush of thoughts, perceptions, and emotions that we experience moment to moment, each of us has access to a basic mind of awareness that is stable, clear and strong. Meditation strengthens our ability to rest in this peaceful state. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

The Myth of Freedom: The Open Way, Devotion, and Tantra

with Valerie Morvan & Christopher Wenger

November 3rd—December 1st

A four-week class drawing on Chogyam Trungpa's provocative presentation of Buddhist teachings in his book "The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation." Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level 4: Awakened Heart

with Acharya Mathias Pongracz

November 5th—November 7th

With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Saturday Night Live: Dharma (Online) Eight Steps for Racial Reconciliation

with Dr. K.A. Shakoor

November 13th

Dr. Shakoor will discuss eight steps, or points, a person or community can follow to bring about racial harmony. This concept can be applied in all situations where the potential of conflict is eminent Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Thanksgiving City Weekthun with Daily White Tara practice

with Shastri Will Ryken

November 21st—November 27th

A city weekthun, or week-long practice intensive, is a unique opportunity to deepen one's meditation practice without going far from home. New and experienced meditators are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Meditation: The Way of the Buddha

January 2nd—February 6th (2022)

Join us in person or online for this six-week class. Registration is through Shambhala Online (see details) Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Southeast Regional Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level I - The Art of Being Human Held online

with Shastri Will Ryken

January 8th—January 9th (2022)

OPEN TO ALL! This is the first in a sequence of Shambhala Weekend Retreats suitable for anyone interested in exploring meditation as a means to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and our world. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Southeast Regional Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level I - The Art of Being Human Held online

with Shastri Will Ryken

January 8th—January 9th (2022)

Level I: The Art of Being Human is the first in a series of five weekend retreats. These retreats are taken in sequence. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level 5: Open Sky

with Gaylon Ferguson

January 14th—January 16th (2022)

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind—a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Outrageous and Inscrutable

with Catherine Neill

January 21st—January 23rd (2022)

Outrageous and Inscrutable is a continuation of the Sacred Path. These fruitional dignities refer to the extraordinary skill of a practiced warrior. Continue »