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: marcjason223@gmail.com


All Programs

Community Events

Harvest of Peace Celebration

September 21st

Join us to celebrate the changing of the seasons and to help cultivate peace in ourselves and for our planet. Continue »

Bagels and Dharma: Why Am I Still Suffering?

with Thomas Berthoff

September 29th

Even though all kinds of promises are made about the results of meditation practice, we find ourselves still caught in cycles of suffering. Why is that? What do we need to do to change those patterns? How can meditation support that process? Continue »

Teaching Presence: An Evening with Mitra Lee Worley

October 1st

We are delighted to host Mitra Lee Worley who will offer instruction related to her recent book, Teaching Presence: Field Notes for Players. The book features embodied practices for teaching and everyday life. Continue »

Open House

with Jude Robison

October 2nd

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 »

Facing Failure: Growing Up To Wake Up In The Dharma

with Rev. angel Kyodo williams

October 25th

Rev. angel Kyodo williams brings her unique voice to a presentation of buddhadharma. Continue »

Radical Dharma Circle

with Rev. angel Kyodo williams

October 26th—October 27th

Encounter race where it lives in your life. Continue »

Bagels and Dharma

with Jonathan Herson

November 3rd

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 »

Open House

with Jean Plough

November 6th

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 »

Bagels and Dharma

with Lisa Kraus

November 24th

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 »

Open House

with Thomas Berthoff

December 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 »