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.


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

Online Programs

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

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

Sunday Morning Meditation (Online 10-10:45 am)

May 23rd—August 29th

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

Speaking your truth despite the obstacles: a poetry & prose workshop

with Jeffrey Lee

June 19th—August 14th

The intent of this creative writing workshop is to enable participants to overcome the many ways that we can avoid saying what really matters Continue »

VIRTUAL 2030 Sansom: Philadelphia Shambhala Community Room Community Meeting - (Online)

June 20th—August 15th

This month we'll have an open conversation around whatever is of interest to those who show up. Continue »

Envisioning Miksang: The Foundation Practices of Contemplative Photography Part 1   (Online)      

with Ivette Ebaen

August 7th—September 4th

Not to be confused with the usual run-of-the-mill photography courses, Miksang is a contemplative photography practice based on the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »