Ongoing Offerings

Our meditation center offers a rich array of weekly ongoing offerings free to the public. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome.

Open Public Sitting Hours

Sunday Morning Meditation Practice, 9:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Every Sunday at PBS features group meditation practice with chants beginning at 9 am.  At 10:30 AM will be a reading or a dharma talk followed by discussion.  We conclude at 11:30 AM with a community pot luck lunch.   If you are new to meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and would like an introduction, please register for our Free Meditation Instruction which is offered at 9:30 AM every Sunday.

Wednesday Evening Meditation Practice, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

An evening of sitting and walking meditation. This is a simple and pleasurable opportunity to deepen our meditation practice quietly and peacefully. If you are new to meditation practice just let us know and we are happy to offer meditation instruction at 6PM, 30 minutes prior to the group session. Please email us at: palmbeachshambhala@gmail.com

Contemplative Arts

Ikebana Club, Second Sunday of the Month, 10 AM – 12 PM

The Ikebana club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM.  This will be an opportunity for those with an interest in doing Ikebana to come and learn together.  You can bring your own supplies and take your creations home, or if you don’t have any containers or kenzans, you are welcome to use what we have at the Center and leave your finished arrangements for the community to enjoy.  Flowers and greens will be at the center when you arrive.  Please plan on contributing $10-$15 for supplies.  No experience necessary

Miksang Contemplative Photography, Third Saturday of the Month, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Miksang means “Good Eye” in Tibetan. We all have a good eye. It is part of our human makeup. We have the ability to see the world in a pure way. One that is free of preconceptions. This school of contemplative photography brings together both the art of photography, and the discipline of meditation as taught by meditation master and scholar Chogyam Trungpa.  No experience necessary.

Our club will meet every third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m.; for December we have chosen the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. The theme will be Light and Shadow. The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens consists of the Norton House and 1.7 acre property, and features sculptures by Ann Weaver Norton, intended to be discovered as surprises, in the garden designed by world renowned botanist Sir Peter Smithers and Ann Norton. Additional works are displayed in the house and studio. It is located at 253 Barcelona Road in West Palm Beach. Please join us to experience this powerful art amidst a beautiful landscape.

 

Healing Circle, Second Tuesday of the Month, 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Facilitator:  Orlando Chiang

The Healing Circle is a non-denominational support group that explores how the uncomfortable, sometimes painful issues in our lives often become our gifts on the path of awakening.  We explore the real meaning of “healing” as opposed to “cure”, and practice the view that illness or significant adversity is a profound and auspicious occasion in our lives, worthy of examination.

Heart of Recovery, Mondays and Fridays, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Facilitators:  Dorothy DiMambro and Thomas Fitzpatrick

Heart of Recovery is open to anyone who is interested in exploring how the path of meditation and the path or recovery intersect.  As human beings we are born with an inherent ability to be present for our experience.  This innate quality can also become the basis for our healing.  Being present for our experience brings us to the heart of recovery.

Find how to get to our Shambhala Centre here.

 

Introductory

Writing is for Everyone!

with Tunde Nemeth & Steven Ray

January 28th—October 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 »

Good Morning Shambhala! Community Practice

March 19th—July 2nd

Welcome to our weekly community practice day! Every Sunday at PBS features group meditation practice, free meditation instruction, a dharma talk or reading and discussion followed by a community pot luck. Continue »

The Two Arrows: Understanding Emotional Reactivity

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

May 27th

A story called “The Two Arrows” explores the Buddhist teachings on emotional reactivity. When we experience discomfort--which can include disappointment or even dissatisfaction—we often begin a negative thought process which leads to more Continue »

Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Dr Jessica Gurvit & Stephen Perme

June 2nd—June 3rd

Having experienced the basic goodness of our fundamental nature, we want to go forward. Birth of the Warrior builds on the skills and insights learned in Level I with a focus on the habitual patterns and defenses we have developed over time. Continue »

Shambhala Household

with The Druk Sakyong Wangmo Diana Mukpo

July 14th—July 15th

We are delighted to announce that the Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo will be leading the inaugural Shambhala Household program at the Palm Beach Shambhala Center on July 14 and 15th, 2017. Continue »