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

Buddhist Studies

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 »

Modern Buddhist Classics 2.0 Online Book Group

July 5th—December 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 »

A World That Could Use Some Love (Online)

with Jude Robison

September 24th—October 22nd

The current crises facing us locally and globally point directly to the fact that we are inextricably linked to all beings and the planet itself; in the words of Thich Nhat Hanh, we Inter-Are. Continue »

What the Buddha Taught: The Excellence of Bodhichita (Online)

with Barry Buchy

October 3rd—October 10th

For the bodhisattva, bodhichitta is both path and goal.  It provides relative skillful means to recognize and cultivate ultimate awakened heart.  Continue »

Reclaiming Women's Stories & the Feminine Principle in Buddhism (Online)

with Holly Gayley

October 17th

Join us as we explore the social relevance of the feminine principle in the Mahayana based on the classic teachings on emptiness and compassion. Continue »