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

What the Buddha Taught: A Year of Studying the Core Teachings of Buddhism - Monthly Online

February 1st—January 9th (2021)

Join us for an online monthly feast of Dharma ! Continue »

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

May 3rd—June 28th

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

Transforming Suffering into Love, Connection and Compassionate Action (Online)

with Jude Robison

May 28th—June 25th

Relating to suffering is the essence of Buddhist mind/heart training. Rather than responding to suffering by armoring the heart, we can open to compassion, based on our heart’s fearless capacity to love and to recognize interconnection. Continue »

What the Buddha Taught: Karma, the 12 Nidanas, and Auspicious Coincidence (Online)

with Thomas Berthoff

June 6th—June 13th

Why are we suffering? What can we do to stop suffering? How does meditation accomplish both understanding and stopping suffering? The Buddha’s teaching on karma, interdependence and auspicious coincidence answers those questions. Continue »

Sunday - Maitri Bhavana Practice (Online)

June 7th

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 »

Shambhala Sadhana

with Thomas Berthoff

June 7th

The Shambhala Sadhana is an enriching practice that engages connection in this time of social distancing and isolation. Continue »

Sunday - White Tara Practice (Online)

June 14th

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

Sunday - Community Meeting - (Online)

June 21st

You are warmly invited to the monthly Community Meeting. Continue »

Sunday - Bagels & Dharma (Online)

June 28th

Join our popular gathering online for food, dharma and conversation. Continue »