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

Introductory

Maitri Bhavana Practice

January 3rd—December 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 »

Sunday - White Tara Practice (Online)

January 10th—December 12th

Please join us for a brief practice invoking Tara, and a discussion of her qualities. Continue »

The Buddhist Journey: An Overview of Teachings and Practices Part I (Online)

with Dr. Elaine Yuen & Thomas Berthoff

September 16th—October 21st

Beginning with insights into how humans generate confusion and habitual patterns, we will explore how those insights become the foundation for compassion and skillful means to work with others in contemporary contexts. Continue »

Outdoor Meditation

October 17th

A chance to sit together in community outside.  Continue »

Bagels & Dharma (Online)

with Jude Robison

October 24th

Toast your bagel, pour your java, and let’s talk about the dharma. Continue »

The Buddhist Journey: An Overview of Teachings and Practices Part II (Online)

with Dr. Elaine Yuen & Thomas Berthoff

November 4th—December 16th

Beginning with insights into how humans generate confusion and habitual patterns, we will explore how those insights become the foundation for compassion and skillful means to work with others in contemporary contexts. Continue »

Bagels & Dharma (Online)

November 28th

Toast your bagel, pour your java, and let’s talk about the dharma. Continue »

Bagels & Dharma (Online)

December 26th

Toast your bagel, pour your java, and let’s talk about the dharma. Continue »