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Our building at 2030 Sansom remains closed to help avoid the spread of COVID-19. We are offering our ONLINE opportunities for practice, study and community at low or no charge. Your generous support will help us provide online programming that will sustain our community in difficult times. Please give what you can through our donation page.

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)

October 25th—November 22nd

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

Maitri Bhavana Practice

November 1st—December 6th

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

November 1st—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 »

Zoom Movement Class

with Rebecca Narva

November 4th—December 30th

Feeling boxed in by zoom meetings? Here is a class to open up that box by giving your thinking mind a break and tapping into the playful life energy of your body with safe, easy movement and joyful upbeat music. Continue »

What the Buddha Taught: Awakened Mind and Open Heart in Practicing the Paramitas (Online)

with Lisa Kraus

November 7th

How can our practice help us be of benefit, especially in this time of extreme challenges? Continue »

Sunday - White Tara Practice (Online)

November 8th—December 13th

In the face of the worldwide pandemic of COVID19, please join us for the healing practice of White Tara. Continue »

Learn to Meditate Tuesday(Online)

with Alison Driscoll

November 17th—December 15th

Ideal for beginners as well as students who want to work on stabilizing their meditation, this program provides tools and teachings for everyone who is interested in learning about meditation.  Continue »

The Four Reminders: Life and Death, Samsara and Karma

with Jude Robison & Aaron De Long

November 17th—December 8th

This four-week course will focus on the traditional Buddhist teaching of the four reminders as a basis for contemplation and practice. Continue »

Examining What We Teach and How We Teach

with Shastri Alexander deVaron

November 19th

You are invited to an exploration into how patriarchy, white privilege, and heterosexism have shaped our teaching and lead to moments of aggression and harm. Continue »

The Power of Engagement: Meditation and the Path of True Perception (Online)

with Shastri Alexander deVaron & Joann Herson

November 22nd

This day of contemplation, meditation and sensory exercises can bring clarity to the ongoing quest  of " how to bring practice into daily activities". Continue »

Bagels & Dharma: (Online)

November 22nd

Join us for one hour of dharma and discussion. BYOB Continue »

Learn to Meditate Saturday (Online)

November 28th—December 19th

Ideal for beginners as well as students who want to work on stabilizing their meditation, this program provides tools and teachings for everyone who is interested in learning about meditation.  Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

with Thomas Berthoff

November 29th

The Shambhala Sadhana is a practice that supports the journey of establishing trust and confidence in the basic goodness of oneself, others and society. Continue »

The Intimate Eye

with Joann Herson

December 12th

This class will be an in-depth contemplative exploration into full engagement with our intimate sense of sight - how and what we see. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

with Thomas Berthoff

December 27th

The Shambhala Sadhana is a practice that supports the journey of establishing trust and confidence in the basic goodness of oneself, others and society. Continue »

Bagels & Dharma: (Online)

December 28th

Join us for one hour of dharma and discussion. BYOB Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

with Thomas Berthoff

January 30th (2021)

The Shambhala Sadhana is a practice that supports the journey of establishing trust and confidence in the basic goodness of oneself, others and society. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

with Thomas Berthoff

February 27th (2021)