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:

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Way of Shambhala

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

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 »

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 »