Programs for Southeast States USA Region

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

Multi-Level Yoga for Every Body

with Elizabeth Fitzgerald

September 28th—November 9th

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 »

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 »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part IV: Dragon, compassionate engagement: Lojong, mind training

October 20th

Join us for Part IV of this yearlong series on the Mahayan teachings of Buddhism Dragon, compassionate engagement: Lojong, mind training Continue »

Asheville Shambhala Meditation Center

Basic Goodness II- How can I help?

with Alan Tilson & Charlotte Bernard

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 »

Palm Beach County Shambhala

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

October 25th—October 26th

The Art of Being Human is the first in the series of Shambhala Training weekends and the first program in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. 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 »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Playing with Mandalas: Art Workshop

with Thomas Baker & Mary Sehlinger

October 26th - Date postponed or cancelled

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Songs for Autumn: A Night of Mary Oliver’s Poetry

October 26th

Join us for an evening of poetry as we celebrate the work and life of Mary Oliver. Shambhala members will read some of their favorite Oliver works, as well as original pieces inspired by her. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Ellerbe Creek Cleanup Day!

October 27th

Pick up trash for an Enlightened Society! 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 »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Making Friends with Yourself Retreat Full Week

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

November 2nd—November 9th

We will spend the week studying Pema Chodron's "Making Friends with Yourself" along with practices and contemplations. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Making Friends with Yourself: Weekend Only

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

November 2nd—November 3rd

Weekend Only - Making Friends with Yourself Retreat Continue »

Palm Beach County Shambhala

Writing is for Everyone!

with Tunde Nemeth & Steven Ray

November 2nd—December 21st

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 »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Theory U Coaching Circle Part 1

November 3rd

This is a Coaching Circle for those engaged in the Theory U online course and the Ulab Fall 2019 Shambhala hub. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Meditation In Everyday Life

with Shastri Jackie Muse & Debra Hiers

November 4th—November 18th

By making a deep connection to the present moment and understanding our mind through the practice of meditation, we can learn to finally make friends with ourselves. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Shambhala Sadhana Feast

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

November 8th

This practice event is open to all members of Durham Shambhala Center. Continue »

St. Louis Shambhala Meditation Group

Finding Human Goodness in Difficult Times - An evening with Dr. Steven Shippee

with Steven Shippee

November 8th

Finding Human Goodness in Difficult Times: An Evening with Dr. Steven Shippee Access your innate wisdom, compassion and bravery through reflection and meditation. Nov. 8th - Doors open with refreshments at 6:15 Program begins at 6:30 -- Humanity is i Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

The Lineage of Shambhala: Exploring our Buddhist and Shambhala Roots

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

November 9th

In this program we will consider how Shambhala is both unique and interwoven with the Buddhist, Bön, and other Eastern traditions. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Community Meeting

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

November 10th

This meeting is open to all members of Durham Shambhala Center. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Refuge and Bodhisattva Vow Ceremonies

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

November 10th

The Refuge Vow indicates a commitment to the Buddhist teachings and to following the example of the Buddha. Having taken the refuge vow and entered onto the path of the dharma, we can expand and deepen our commitment by taking the Bodhisattva Vow. With th Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Werma Feast

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

November 10th

This event is restricted to Vajrayana students. Continue »

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 »

Asheville Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Josephine Spilka & Alan Tilson

November 15th—November 17th

Awakened Heart is about allowing your heart and intuition to open so that you can communicate fully with the world. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Theory U Coaching Circle Part 2

November 17th

This is the second Coaching Circle related to the Theory U online course Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Valerie Morvan & Stephanie Lindemann

December 6th—December 8th

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Weekthun: The Three Yanas: the Buddhist Path to Simplicity, Joy, and Wisdom

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

December 26th—December 31st

Wintertime and the end of the year is a great time to stop, be still, and tune into your mind and life. Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level II - Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Will Ryken

January 11th—January 12th (2020)

This weekend builds on the foundation of the meditation practice introduced in the Level I weekend retreat by exploring how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world. 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 »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Weekend Retreat Level III: Warrior in the World

April 18th—April 19th (2020)

This weekend retreat requires completion of the Level II Weekend Retreat Continue »