Programs for Southeast States USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part III: The Fearless Garuda: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhicitta

July 28th—October 6th

This course is the third of a four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. Join us in this wonderful opportunity to hear many of our most learned teachers and to gather together as a community to practice and contemplate the profound Maha Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

The Art of Connection: Skills for Creating a Vibrant Community

with Vincent Dummer & Marian Judith Broadus

July 29th—September 2nd

In this 6-week course, participants will learn the basic building blocks of creating healthy groups/communities in a gentle and open learning environment. Open to all; please register online. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Walking the Bodhisattva Path (from Shambhala School of Buddhist Studies)

with Shastri Janet Bronstein & Marion Buckley

July 31st—September 7th

Our secondoffering from the Shambhala School of Buddhist Studies introduces the view and practice of mahayana Buddhism. Continue »

Palm Beach County Shambhala

Writing is for Everyone!

with Tunde Nemeth & Steven Ray

August 3rd—September 28th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Christopher Wenger & Stephanie Lindemann

September 6th—September 8th

By exploring the entrapping emotions of hope and fear, this course works on the level of our everyday, habitual anxieties. We learn to soar fearlessly like the mythical bird known as the Garuda. Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Joy in Everyday Life (JIEL)

September 9th—October 7th

Explore compassion, joyous discipline, and healthy energy. Buddhist teachings on aspiring and loving action are presented. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice

September 14th

A full moon practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. THIS MONTH ONLY WE ARE BEGINNING AT 1 PM. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Family-Oriented Body Movement Class

September 15th

Nepali-inspired dances to overcome negativity in mind and body. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Heart Sutra Study Group

September 16th—February 17th (2020)

The radical message of the Heart Sūtra, one of Buddhism's most famous texts, is a sweeping attack on everything we hold most dear: our troubles, the world as we know it, even the teachings of the Buddha himself. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Tekla Jachimiak & Elizabeth Brownrigg

September 24th—October 22nd

This course provides introductory tools and teachings to weave the insights of meditation into daily life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Lance Brunner

September 27th—September 28th

The Art of Being Human is the experience of becoming familiar with our own nature. This is an opportunity to discover and explore our inherent strength, wisdom and compassion. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Talk and Introduction to Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Lance Brunner

September 27th

Sense Perceptions as a Path to Awakening The human mind is inherently creative - constantly trying to make sense of the world, both to survive and to thrive. Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level I - The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Gayle Van Gils

September 28th—September 29th

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 »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level I -The Art of Being Human

September 28th—September 29th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Multi-Level Yoga for Every Body

with Elizabeth Fitzgerald

September 28th—November 2nd

Together we will increase strength, flexibility, and our sense of gratitude for what we can do. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma: The Path of Individual Liberation

September 28th—December 28th

Introduces core Buddhist teachings on mindfulness and awareness, cultivating virtue, and cutting grasping. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

The Mind’s Play: Meditation, Contemplative Art, and the Creative Life

with Lance Brunner

September 29th

The human mind is inherently creative-constantly trying to make sense of the world, both to survive and to thrive. Level I participants are invited to attend on a complimentary basis. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Shastri Janet Bronstein

October 2nd—November 13th

This course asks the question, “How can I help?” and explores our relationships with others, an aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Christian Gregory

October 11th—October 12th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V

with Carol Hyman

October 11th—October 13th

This program focuses on the pervasive quality of awakened mind, as we find ourselves able to communicate with the world fearlessly and without aggression. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Speaking in the Bardo: The Four Dignities of Good Communication

with Christian Gregory

October 13th

This course will give us some vocabulary and practices for connecting with and utilizing speech – and the communication principle more generally – in ways that foster confidence in basic goodness Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice

October 13th

A full moon practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. PLEASE NOTE THE BEGINNING TIME OF 5 PM THIS MONTH. Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Mary Sehlinger

October 18th—October 20th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Asheville Shambhala Meditation Center

Basic Goodness II- How can I help?

October 21st—November 25th

This course asks the question, “How can I help?” and explores our relationship with others as well as our aspiration to help the world. We look at the Shambhala teachings involved in creating an enlightened society. Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Paula Bickford

October 26th—October 27th

Learn how to open our hearts so we can communicate more fully with the world. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Basic Goodness I: Who Am I?

with Shastri Thomas Brothers

October 29th—December 3rd

We will explore teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and the five skandhas, cocoon, buddha nature, and the confidence of warriorship. Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Is Enlightened Society Possible?

with Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls

November 1st—November 2nd

Shambhala is committed to manifesting as an enlightened society. What does that mean for the individual? for a community? for our role in the world at large? How do we find basic goodness in a political climate of misogyny, racism, homophobia? Come and Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Acharya Suzann Duquette Program

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

November 8th—November 10th

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice

November 12th

A full moon practice of the Shambhala Sadhana Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Sacred Path Series: Meek & Perky

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

November 15th—November 17th

Training in the four dignities, Meek, Perky, Outrageous & Inscrutable, we mature as warriors, widening our sphere of benevolent engagement in the world with humility, nobility, vision, upliftedness, and delight. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Birth of the Warrior - Shambhala Training Level II

January 24th—January 26th (2020)

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness in Level I, we want to learn more. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask underlying fear. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Winter Retreat

February 13th—February 22nd (2020)

The annual Winter Retreat is a time of preparation for the Tibetan New Year which begins on Shambhala Day, February 24, the Year of the Iron Mouse. Continue »