Save the date!  Below are the programs we are offering as a series or as a weekend retreat.  Please note there is a discount for early registraton.

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Pictured: Level IV class, January 20-21, 2018.

Programs for Southeast States USA Region

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

Spiritual Material

with Adam Lobel

December 3rd—December 4th

Many of us are longing for a contemplative practice that does not bypass our planet. What are Buddhist understandings of nature, matter, and the elements? In this Friday night talk and Saturday morning workshop we will explore these questions and more. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

December 19th—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

Cultivating Compassion, Insight, and Spaciousness

with Sasha Loring, Rhea Colmar, Tom Wroth

December 27th—January 2nd (2022)

In this week we will be studying the relative and absolute bodhicitta slogans from the texts on Lojong, or mind training. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Smile at Fear: The Path of the Bodhisattva Warrior

with John Rockwell

December 27th—December 31st

This five-day retreat will focus on the practice of compassion as exemplified by the story, path, and teaching of the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteshvara. The core issue we will look at is how to see, befriend, and work with fear 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 »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Igniting the Heart - Part 1

with Pema Chödron & Dr. Jan Snyder

January 3rd—February 7th (2022)

The path of meditative awareness that sparks transformation is available right now. Join Pema to ignite your heart so it glows for the benefit of everyone around you. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala 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 »

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 Meditation Center of Atlanta

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

with Shastri Will Ryken

January 8th—January 9th (2022)

This is a Regional program being hosted online by the St. Petersburg Shambhala Center. In this weekend retreat we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence through the practice of meditation. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

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

January 8th—January 9th (2022)

We glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence through the practice of meditation. 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

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Tekla Jachimiak

January 10th—February 7th (2022)

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

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Basic Goodness I - Who Am I? (Hybrid)

with Shastri Janet Bronstein

January 12th—February 16th (2022)

This course asks the question, “Who am I?” and explores the sense of self. from the Buddhist and Shambhala perspectives. 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 »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Winter Retreat (Hybrid)

February 20th—March 1st (2022)

The annual Winter Retreat is a time of preparation for the Tibetan New Year which begins on Shambhala Day, March 3, the Year of the Water Tiger. Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Igniting the Heart -Part 2

with Pema Chödron & Dr. Jan Snyder

March 7th—April 25th (2022)

The path of meditative awareness that sparks transformation is available right now. Join Pema to ignite your heart so it glows for the benefit of everyone around you. Continue »