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 »

Modern Buddhist Classics 3.0 Online Book Group

February 7th—June 6th

In this online book group, we will explore books from various traditions that are shaping contemporary Buddhist thinking, particularly in the West, but which signify an evolving Buddhism around the world. Continue »

Journey Without Goal Book Discussion Group (online)

February 24th—July 21st

This historic series provides a colorful, penetrating, and deeply experiential portrait of tantra and the tantric practitioner.  Continue »

Zoom Movement Class

with Rebecca Narva

April 7th—July 28th

Feeling boxed in by zoom meetings? Here is a class to open up that box by giving your thinking mind a break and tapping into the playful life energy of your body with safe, easy movement and joyful upbeat music. Continue »

The Myth of Freedom Returns (Online)

with Jude Robison & James Avery

April 29th—May 27th

The Myth of Freedom challenges our notion of freedom (the myth) and offers a path, the path of meditation, whereby we can discover true freedom. Continue »

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

May 9th—August 15th

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

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction- Refresh, Restore, and Renew

with Marilia Marien & Aurora Casta

May 10th—July 5th

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a class grounded in research that teaches skills to help you further develop your ability to cope more effectively with expected and unexpected life stress.  Continue »

Belonging in Shambhala

May 23rd

You are warmly invited to a Philadelphia Shambhala Center Community Conversation on “Belonging in Shambhala.” Join us in a warrior practice of genuine conversation: listening deeply, speaking from the heart, and weaving our insights together. Continue »