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 »

Building Your Meditation Practice

with Shastri Alexander deVaron & Ellen Knapp

October 3rd—October 24th

This four-week class is designed to help new meditators (or those who would like re-set) develop a regular practice and bring the benefits of mindfulness to their daily lives.  Continue »

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Shastri Alexander deVaron

October 18th—October 20th - Date postponed or cancelled

Allowing our heart and intuition to open, it's possible to connect with and communicate more directly with the world, and thus feel more deeply into our experience of it. Continue »

Facing Failure: Growing Up To Wake Up In The Dharma

with Rev. angel Kyodo williams

October 25th

Rev. angel Kyodo williams brings her unique voice to a presentation of buddhadharma. Continue »

Radical Dharma Circle

with Rev. angel Kyodo williams

October 26th—October 27th

Encounter race where it lives in your life. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Thomas Berthoff

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 »

Overcoming Suffering: Essential Teachings of the Buddha

with Jonathan Herson

November 2nd

The Four Noble Truths provide insights to new students as well as experienced practitioners. Continue »

Bagels and Dharma

with Jonathan Herson

November 3rd

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 »

Modern Buddhist Classics Book Group

November 3rd—April 5th (2020)

Join us for a discussion of books from various traditions that have shaped contemporary Buddhist thinking. Continue »

Open House

with Jean Plough

November 6th

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 »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Jude Robison

November 9th—November 10th

Shambhala Training Level I is the beginning of the Way of Shambhala path - a series of weekend retreats and weekly companion courses that are an effective way for students of any tradition to learn to meditate. 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 »

Working with Emotions or How to Make Friends with Yourself

with Jean Plough

November 16th

Through the practice of meditation we can understand our experiences and gain insights from our emotions. Continue »

Awake in the Body: Mindfulness of Body in Our Meditation and Our Lives

with Jude Robison & Asimina Chremos

November 23rd

Let's explore how we can use our attention towards our body as the support for our meditation practice and everyday lives Continue »

Bagels and Dharma

with Lisa Kraus

November 24th

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 »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 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 »

Open House

with Thomas Berthoff

December 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 »

Kado - Rigden School of Ikebana with Marcia Wang Shibata

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

December 6th—December 8th

Discover and cultivate the source of creativity. Learn how to express this in flower arranging. Kado is a meditative, contemplative understanding of self, nature, space and perception. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Thomas Berthoff

December 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 »

A Day of Listening

with Shastri Alexander deVaron

December 14th

Take a listening journey, mixing experiential exercises with meditation practice, talks and discussion. Continue »

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 »