Introductory Programs


Monthly Contemplative Dance Practice

June 2nd—December 1st

Contemplative Dance Practice is training for personal and group awareness of body/mind through a simple form that alternates sitting meditation with self-directed body movement in space. Continue »

In Conversation with Elaine Yuen

September 26th

This early Philly sangha member, Buddhist chaplain, Naropa faculty member and research scientist shares what's on her mind. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 28th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is one of the mind-treasures of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche that is recited regularly at all Shambhala Centers as a means of overcoming obstacles in one's practice and life. Continue »

Bagels and Dharma: Why Am I Still Suffering?

with Thomas Berthoff

September 29th

Even though all kinds of promises are made about the results of meditation practice, we find ourselves still caught in cycles of suffering. Why is that? What do we need to do to change those patterns? How can meditation support that process? Continue »

Open House

with Jude Robison

October 2nd

Join us for an introduction to the Philadelphia Shambhala Center and all it has to offer. This evening program includes guided meditation instruction and snacks. Continue »