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

Contemplative Arts & Disciplines

Monthly Contemplative Dance Practice

January 5th—December 6th

Contemplative Dance Practice is training for personal and group awareness of body/mind through a simple form that alternates sitting meditation with self-directed body movement in space. Continue »

Shambhala Art - Part One & Part Two

with Shastri Alexander deVaron & Joann Herson

February 15th—February 16th

Shambhala Art is art that wakes us up. Meditation inspires creativity by clarifying our perceptions and relaxing habitual mind. In Shambhala Art we explore the creative process, cultivating awareness that leads to pure expression. Continue »

Shambhala Art - Part One: Coming to Your Senses

with Shastri Alexander deVaron

February 15th

Shambhala Art - Part Two: Seeing Things As They Are

with Joann Herson

February 16th

Through meditation we come to see things as they are as opposed to how we think or imagine they are. We discover that everything has a felt presence to it as well as a thought sense that we bring to it. Continue »

Awake in the Body: Mindfulness of Body in Our Meditation and Our Lives

with Jude Robison & Asimina Chremos

March 22nd

Let's explore how we can use our attention towards our body as the support for our meditation practice and everyday lives Continue »