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: [email protected]


All Programs

What the Buddha Taught: A Year of Studying the Core Teachings of Buddhism - Monthly Online

February 1st—January 9th (2021)

Join us for an online monthly feast of Dharma ! Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation (Online 10-10:45 am)

May 3rd—August 16th

Join us for meditation in an online format. Open to everyone. Just click on the link below to join the online meeting. Continue »

The Places that Scare You: Book Study Group (Online)

June 17th—September 16th

It is possible to encounter our own anger, hurt, and fear in a way that allows us to soften up.  We can then extend compassion to ourselves and others, freeing us to act for the benefit of all. Continue »

Tuesday: Public Meditation, Reading and Discussion Online

June 23rd—August 11th

Join us for public meditation practice, a short reading and group discussion offered online via Zoom. Everyone is welcome. Continue »

Meditation and the Path of Sad-Joy (Online)

with Shastri Alexander deVaron

July 2nd—July 30th

Through taking this class you will become familiar with the liberating experience of sad-joy, both in meditation and in your daily life. Continue »

Maitri Bhavana Practice

July 5th

Maitri Bhavana is a meditation on loving kindness that is practiced for those who are seriously ill, either physically or mentally, a timely and powerful practice in this time of Covid-19. Continue »

Modern Buddhist Classics 2.0 Online Book Group

July 5th—December 6th

In this online book group, we will explore books from various traditions that are shaping contemporary Buddhist thinking, particularly in the West, but which signify an evolving Buddhism around the world. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

with Thomas Berthoff

July 5th

The Shambhala Sadhana is an enriching practice that engages connection in this time of social distancing and isolation. Continue »

What the Buddha Taught: Meditation, Wisdom and Conduct (Online)

with Joann Herson

July 11th

Please join us to explore practice through the three categories of Shila (discipline), Samadhi (meditation) and Prajna (insight). Continue »

Community Meeting - (Online)

July 19th

You are warmly invited to the monthly Community Meeting. Continue »

Maitri Bhavana Practice

August 2nd

Maitri Bhavana is a meditation on loving kindness that is practiced for those who are seriously ill, either physically or mentally, a timely and powerful practice in this time of Covid-19. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

with Thomas Berthoff

August 2nd

The Shambhala Sadhana is an enriching practice that engages connection in this time of social distancing and isolation. Continue »

Exploring the Nature of Reality (online)

with Shastri Alexander deVaron & James Avery

August 8th—August 22nd

 We will start by training in how to evoke  an atmosphere of relaxation, openness, clarity  and curiosity. From that ground we will explore the question, “What is real?” Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

with Thomas Berthoff

September 5th

The Shambhala Sadhana is an enriching practice that engages connection in this time of social distancing and isolation. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

with Thomas Berthoff

October 3rd