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

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

with Aurora Casta & Marilia Marien

May 30th—July 25th

Learn to manage multiple stressors and support your well-being through practicing mindfulness in the eight-week curriculum developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. Continue »

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 »

Introduction to Kado

with Barbara Craig

July 21st

Kado, a contemplative practice that studies nature as it is, cultivates the source of creativity along with appreciation for each moment in our life. Continue »

Avalokiteshvara Lung and Practice

with Lynele Jones

July 21st

Open to Vajrayana students, this Avalokiteshvara sadhana was written by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche before leaving Tibet.  Continue »

Philly Fresh Dharma: Compassion and its relationship to suffering.

with Molly McCoy

July 23rd

8 weeks. 8 teachers. Refreshing dharma. We invite you to join us this Summer for a new series, highlighting fresh voices in our sangha's Educator Community. Each week will include practice, a dharma talk and social time. Continue »

Encompassing Opposites and the Gift of Relaxation

with Shastri Alexander deVaron

July 27th

Applying Buddhist wisdom in working with conflicting ideas and feelings Continue »

Bagels and Dharma: Teachers and Students

with Thomas Berthoff

July 28th

Do you need a teacher? What is a teacher? What's the difference between teachers? And what does being a student mean? Why would a teacher be interested in you? Let's talk about it. Continue »

Philly Fresh Dharma: Dharma and Dating

with Valerie Saxton

July 30th

8 weeks. 8 teachers. Refreshing dharma. We invite you to join us this Summer for a new series, highlighting fresh voices in our sangha's Educator Community. Each week will include practice, a dharma talk and social time. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 31st

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 »

Philly Fresh Dharma: Self-compassion: Starting on the Cushion

with Adam Tecza

August 6th

8 weeks. 8 teachers. Refreshing dharma. We invite you to join us this Summer for a new series, highlighting fresh voices in our sangha's Educator Community. Each week will include practice, a dharma talk and social time. Continue »

Open House

with Jude Robison

August 7th

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 »

The Four Fours: Foundational Buddhist Teachings

with Jonathan Herson

August 9th—August 11th

Learning about the foundations of Buddhism provides a base for students new to the path and for those who want to deepen their understanding and experience.  Continue »

Philly Fresh Dharma: Does a Dog have Buddha Nature?

with Jean Plough

August 13th

8 weeks. 8 teachers. Refreshing dharma. We invite you to join us this Summer for a new series, highlighting fresh voices in our sangha's Educator Community. Each week will include practice, a dharma talk and social time. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 15th

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 - Aug

with Shastri Alexander deVaron

August 20th

This program has been canceled. How to Meditate course in July and August will be posted shortly. Continue »

Bagels and Dharma

with Jude Robison

August 25th

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 »

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 »

How to Meditate - Sep

with Jude Robison

September 12th

This program has been canceled. How to Meditate course in July and August will be posted shortly. 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 »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 28th

How to Meditate - Oct

with Alison Driscoll

October 17th

This program has been canceled. How to Meditate course in July and August will be posted shortly. 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 has been canceled. How to Meditate course in July and August will be posted shortly. 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 has been canceled. How to Meditate course in July and August will be posted shortly. 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 »