All Programs

Registration

To reserve a space, please register via the link on the program’s page. You can pay via credit card or PayPal. You can also register at the Center when the program begins and pay with a check, cash or credit card. Please arrive 30 minutes early. If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, a refund is available. Please contact us as soon as possible prior to the program.


Generosity Policy

“Generosity is the virtue that produces peace.”
―from the Sutra of the Recollection of the Three Jewels

The Philadelphia Shambhala Center is a non-profit organization run by volunteers and supported by the generosity of its members and program participants. We are committed to making both meditation practice and the programs we offer accessible to all. Financial constraints should not be an obstacle to taking part. At the same time, the costs associated with running the Center are accurately reflected in our program pricing.

Our Generosity Policy makes our registration process a contemplative practice of generosity where, if the program price is not presently workable for you, we invite you to contemplate how much you are able to offer. Paying what you can is a gesture of support for our Center and its mission.

Our policy also encourages generosity for those who can offer more than the regular program price through “Patron Pricing,” as a way to pay-it-forward. This option enables us to cover costs for those who are not able to pay the full program price.

We thank you for your generosity. To register using the Generosity Policy, please contact: marcjason223@gmail.com


All 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 »

Bagels and Dharma : Can't we talk about something more pleasant? Why Buddhists contemplate death

with Jude Robison

August 25th

The traditional Buddhist teachings instruct us to contemplate "Death comes without warning; this body will be a corpse" every day. Does this suggest that Buddhism is a gloomy philosophy or, in fact, a life-affirming one? Continue »

Vajrayogini Feast

August 25th

Feast practice of Vajrayogini Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 30th

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 »

Open House

with Lisa Kraus

September 4th

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 »

How to Meditate

with Jude Robison

September 12th

This program is a thorough introduction to meditation practice. This simple and effective course introduces 2500 year-old wisdom that is fresh and applicable in today's world. Continue »

Mindfulness in the Modern Workplace

with Michael Carroll

September 13th

Fostering health, well-being and decency through mindfulness-awareness meditation. Continue »

Awake at Work - Confident in Life

with Michael Carroll

September 14th—September 15th

How to slow down and notice the countless opportunities our modern workplace offers us for profound spiritual growth. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 14th

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 »

Radical Dharma book discussion

September 24th

Read "Radical Dharma: Race, Love and Liberation." Then join the conversation. Continue »

Shambhala Art Part 4 & 5

with Elaine Yuen

September 27th—September 29th

Elaine Yuen, international teacher of Shambhala Art , offers the culminating levels.. 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

with Thomas Berthoff

September 29th

Bagels & Dharma is a program that reflects Shambhala's vision of enlightened community.  It combines meditation practice with a dharma talk, food, and conversation. 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 »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 13th

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 »

How to Meditate - Oct

with Alison Driscoll

October 17th

This program is a thorough introduction to meditation practice. This simple and effective course introduces 2500 year-old wisdom that is fresh and applicable in today's world. Continue »

Radical Dharma Circle

with Angel Kyodo Williams

October 26th—October 27th

Encounter race where it lives in your life. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 27th

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 »

How to Meditate - Nov

with Barry Buchy

November 12th

This program is a thorough introduction to meditation practice. This simple and effective course introduces 2500 year-old wisdom that is fresh and applicable in today's world. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 12th

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 »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Thomas Berthoff

December 12th

How to Meditate - Dec

with Alison Driscoll

December 17th

This program is a thorough introduction to meditation practice. This simple and effective course introduces 2500 year-old wisdom that is fresh and applicable in today's world. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 26th

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 »