Registration

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

Community Events

Modern Classics for Buddhists - Book Group

December 1st—May 3rd

Join us for a discussion of books from various traditions that have shaped contemporary Buddhist thinking. Continue »

Manifesting A Beloved Community: In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King

January 18th

As we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's contribution to the world, let us consider how we engage in supporting his vision. Continue »

Speaking your truth..a creative writing class for poets & writers

with Jeffrey Lee

January 18th—March 7th

Join other prose writers, script writers and poets and find your voice in saying what really matters. Continue »

Community Meeting: Co-Creating our Future

January 19th

Join us for discussions that will influence the future of the Center. Continue »

Bagels and Dharma: The Experience of Ego -- From Fortress to Dream

with Ellen Knapp

January 26th

Bagels & Dharma is a program that reflects Shambhala's vision of enlightened community.  It combines meditation practice with a dharma talk, food, and conversation. Continue »

Exploring Whiteness

with Deborah Cooper

January 26th

It's hoped that this presentation will provide inspiration to learn ways in which we can become compassionate agents of change. Continue »

Open House

with Marilia Marien

February 5th

Join us for an introduction to the Philadelphia Shambhala Center and all it has to offer. This evening program includes guided meditation instruction and snacks. Continue »

Community Meeting: Co-Creating our Future

February 16th

Join us for discussions that will influence the future of the Center. Continue »

Bagels and Dharma

February 23rd

Bagels & Dharma is a program that reflects Shambhala's vision of enlightened community.  It combines meditation practice with a dharma talk, food, and conversation. Continue »

Shambhala Day 2020 - Year of the Iron Mouse

February 24th

Celebrate the lunar New Year with practice, a worldwide virtual gathering, food and community! Continue »

Open House

March 4th

Join us for an introduction to the Philadelphia Shambhala Center and all it has to offer. This evening program includes guided meditation instruction and snacks. 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 »