Programs for Southeast States USA Region

Durham Shambhala Center

Profound Treasury: Open Practice and Study

May 2nd—November 28th

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

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Resilient Parenting

with Phyllis Mark

May 16th—October 10th

Ten lessons based on the Parami - qualities to practice that keep us from acting from the place of "me first." Working with these paramis, we learn to interact with others more authentically. Therefore... we can use these paramis to become more connected Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Heart Sutra Study Group

May 18th—October 19th

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

Medicine Buddha Practice and Study

with Sasha Loring, Rhea Colmar, Susan Gaylord

July 6th—December 7th

Continue your Medicine Buddha practice and study Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Great Radical Race Read: My Grandmother's Hands

August 10th—December 14th

Explore systemic privilege, racism, and oppression through the lens of our training in meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Wasting Our Time: Vipashyana Space Awareness

with John Rockwell

September 2nd—September 30th

A program that explores shamatha-vipashyana meditation with particular emphasis on the experience of panoramic awareness and liberating insight. On Zoom. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana Course III - The Second Noble Truth: The Origins of Suffering, Part II - The Wheel of Life, Karma and the Twelve Nidanas

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown & Loden Nyima

September 6th—October 25th

The Birmingham Shambhala Center is excited to present the third in a series of five courses from Shambhala Online exploring the profundity of the Hinayana teachings of the Buddha. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Hinayana Course 3 on Zoom

September 6th—October 20th

This continuation of Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana will begin with a live feed on Zoom (time to be announced). Recorded sessions will continue on Tuesday nights. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Healing from Within

with Sasha Loring

September 9th—October 14th

Exploring a Dharma-Centered Approach to Emotions Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Qigong: Breathing, Meditation and Movement for Your Immune System

September 10th—October 15th

This Zoom class will be led by Jim Concotelli. See the full program description for information on how to register. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Drala: Shambhala Sacred Path

with Shastri Gayle Van Gils

September 25th—September 27th

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

A Followup Discussion with Andrew Holecek

with Andrew Holecek

September 28th

A Q&A discussion with Andrew Holecek, following his program on "Graceful Exit: Preparing for a Good Death" Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Foundations for Freedom: the Hinayana - Course I The First Noble Truth (ONLINE)

October 1st—November 5th

In this first course, Acharya Susan Chapman and Acharya Fleet Maull will guide an exploration of the nature of suffering from the perspective of the Four Marks of Existence--Impermanence (anicca), Suffering (dukkha), Selflessness (anatta) and Nirvana/Peac Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Introduction to Shambhala: Buddhadharma as the Mountain, Shambhala as the Rivers and Trees

with Shastri Janet Bronstein

October 3rd

We are invited to this program that Shastri Janet Bronstein is presenting on Zoom for the Hoosier Heartland Shambhala Group in Bloomington, Indiana. Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Introduction to Shambhala - Buddhism as the Mountain; Shambhala as the River and Trees

October 3rd

In this program we will explore the root inspiration of the Shambhala teachings and the evolving path that can support us in living a sane and helpful life within the challenges of our place and our time. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Simplified Tai Chi class on Zoom

October 7th—November 11th

Join Jim Concotelli on Zoom for a six-week tai chi program. If you cannot attend a class, Jim will mail the link to the recording. Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Refuge Practice

with Eric Rainbeau

October 9th

The Practice of Taking Refuge -Arousing the Motivation for True Freedom from Samasara Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta


with Hope Martin

October 10th - Date postponed or cancelled

This program will be revisited for spring 2021 due to precautions around Covid-19. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Radical Responsibility: An Online Program

October 10th—October 11th

This online weekend training is an in-depth meditation and experiential workshop open to all. Radical Responsibility is about owning our circumstances and choices. Program will be offered on Zoom. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Radical Responsibility: An Online Program

with Acharya Fleet Maull

October 10th—October 11th

Radical Responsibility is not about blame; it's about ownership and self-empowerment, owning our circumstances and our choices. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Shape of Awake Weekthun

with Hope Martin

October 11th—October 17th - Date postponed or cancelled

This program will be revisited in spring 2021 due to precaution around Covid-19. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

An Afternoon Conversation with Acharya Richard John

with Acharya Richard John

October 11th

Join us for a conversation with the Acharya Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Joy in Everyday Life (JIEL) ONLINE

with Dr. Jan Snyder & Dr. Jessica Gurvit

October 12th—November 9th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

The Places That Scare You

with Shastri Jackie Muse & Chris Allen

October 14th—November 4th

By choosing to train ourselves to relate to discomfort rather than trying to avoid uncertainty and fear we can get in touch with the sadness that underlies our pain and suffering. This genuine heart of sadness is our mind of enlightenment called bodhichit Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V (ONLINE)

with Shastri Bill Brauer & Paula Bickford

October 17th—October 18th

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. We trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Noble Heart

with Michael Carroll

November 4th—November 25th

Bringing the Legend of Shambhala Alive in Our Modern World Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Love and Rage Book Study

with Brenda Collins & Shastri Sue Gilman

November 5th—November 19th

Please join Brenda Collins and Sue Gilman for 3 sessions of study and contemplation of Lama Rod Owens' new book Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation through Anger. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Living in the Challenge with Courage and Compassion

with Holly Gayley

November 7th—November 8th

How do we show up in the midst of challenge or adversity? This deep dive into Buddhist compassion practices can help us courageously face today's challenges. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Liberation through Love and Rage

with Lama Rod Owens

November 22nd

Cultivating our anger and rage through love means that we begin to experience the hurt beneath them. We are learning how to witness and experience, not react over and over again. Continue »