Programs for Southeast States USA Region

Palm Beach County Shambhala

Writing is for Everyone!

with Tunde Nemeth & Steven Ray

January 12th—February 23rd

Writing, like meditation, is a solitary act that benefits greatly from practice with others. Come join us in exploring what happens when meditation gets involved with writing. Drawing on the work of Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones), Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Yoga: Moving into Stillness

with Lance Brunner

February 7th—February 28th

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

A Year of Deepening in Compassion | The Four Limitless Ones

February 10th—April 21st

The path of the Bodhisattva Warrior begins with developing affection for ourselves and expands this to others, dissolving the barriers that divide us. Come to the Center for this online class. Continue »

Asheville Shambhala Meditation Center

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Josephine Spilka & Charlotte Bernard

February 13th—March 20th

"Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human" focuses on the sense of self and includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego, the 5 skandhas, cocoon, buddha nature, and the confidence of warriorship. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Profound Kindness Retreat - Weeklong

with Acharya Susan Chapman & Mary Sehlinger

February 16th—February 22nd

What the World Needs Now: Profound Kindness Weekthun Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part I: The Four Limitless Ones

February 17th—April 21st

Please join us as we come together as a Shambhala Community to study and deepen our practice of Shambhala Buddhism. We will be doing this Shambhala Online class together on Sundays. The path of the Bodhisattva Warrior begins with developing affection f Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Human Trafficking: The Battle Continues - Art Exhibition

February 17th—March 12th

Exhibit continues through March 12 - Please join us for a Panel Discussion Sunday, February 17, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00 PM Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Shambhala Sadhana Full Moon Practice

February 18th—December 12th

These Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practices are open to our entire sangha community, Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Contentment in Everyday Life (Huntsville)

with Bill Elliott

February 21st—March 21st - Date postponed or cancelled

Being offered in Huntsville, this course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. It can be a stand-alone class or a complementary class to Shambhala Traini Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Bodhisattva: Living for the Benefit of Others - 21st Century Edition

with Shastri Bill Brauer & Ella Reznikova

February 22nd—February 24th

How can we be enriched by Buddhist wisdom while learning to apply it our daily life? This weekend retreat will explore how we, as modern people living in a deeply challenging world, can cultivate sanity in ourselves and others. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Catherine Neill

February 22nd—February 24th

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II (Decatur)

with Norma Harris

February 22nd—February 24th

This weekend program intensifies the discipline of meditation practice, revealing how our habits have limited our natural human potential. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Full-Day Silent Retreat (Grant Park)

February 23rd

Spend the day making friends with your mind. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Poetry as Contemplative Practice

with Lance Brunner

February 23rd

Calling all poetry lovers!!! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Community Meeting

February 24th

Community Meeting to discuss what is happening in the Shambhala community. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Joy in Everyday Life

February 26th—March 26th

As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

People of Color Meditation Retreat

March 2nd

This retreat provide a deep experience of the Buddha’s teaching on mindfulness, manifesting Peace, happiness, clarity and inward freedom. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level I -The Art of Being Human

with Christian Gregory

March 2nd—March 3rd

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Asheville Shambhala Meditation Center

Change & The Power of Choice

with Josephine Spilka

March 2nd

During this day together, you will investigate change through the lens of Buddhist meditation practice. You will contemplate change from every angle, from the very personal to the global, bringing together your experience of both yourself and your world. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Intro to Ikebana

with Brooke Pohl

March 2nd

Introduction to Ikebana Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Healing Harm

with Ditte Ferrigan & Jeanie McCullough

March 3rd

This group addresses harm through an exploration of breathing, Buddhist teachings, and meditation practice, along with the healing power of sangha (i.e. community). Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Shastri Shelley Heinz & Mary Jo Gatton

March 4th—April 1st

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Taming the Mind (from Shambhala School of Buddhist Studies)

with Shastri Janet Bronstein, Marion Buckley, Phyllis Mark

March 6th—April 6th

Our first offering from the Shambhala School of Buddhist Studies introduces the view and practice of hinayana Buddhism. Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Great Eastern Sun & Windhorse

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

March 8th—March 10th

Learn how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists and further your understanding of the windhorse practice. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Ashe Society

March 10th

Ashe Society stroke practice Continue »

Palm Beach County Shambhala

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

March 15th—March 16th

The Art of Being Human is the first in the series of Shambhala Training weekends and the first program in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. The Way of Shambhala offers a structured path of meditation and a complete introduction to the foundations of Shambh Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Learn To Meditate (Grant Park)

March 16th

This 3-hour class will help you start and establish a mindfulness-awareness meditation practice. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice

March 21st

A full moon practice of the Shambhala Sadhana Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level I -The Art of Being Human (Huntsville)

with Shastri Janet Bronstein

March 23rd—March 24th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Downright/Upright

with Hope Martin

March 23rd

During this full day of instruction and practice, Hope Martin will share basic principles of the Alexander Technique that help us find habitual holding patterns and release them so that our meditation can become more comfortable and free. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Shape of Awake Weekthun

with Hope Martin

March 24th—March 30th

Atlanta welcomes Hope Martin to lead her Weekthun for the tenth year! Please join us! Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Contentment in Everyday Life (CIEL)

with Jan Snyder & Nora Wiser

March 29th—March 31st

Explore mindful appreciation and gentleness to oneself. Foundational Buddhist teachings are introduced. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Sasha Loring

April 5th—April 7th

In Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart, we learn to allow our hearts and intuitions to open so that we can communicate fully with the world. Continue »

Asheville Shambhala Meditation Center

The Awakened Householder: Vision, Practice, and Enlightened Society

with Shastri Will Ryken & Paula Bickford

April 5th—April 6th

Whether you are sharing an apartment with roommates, raising a family, living solo, or empty nesting, this program will assist you in creating a uplifted environment that supports your intentions to be awake. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III (Decatur)

with Hope Martin

April 5th—April 7th

Now that we have seen how we retreat into a cocoon of habit and fear, how do we step out in the world? Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Weekend Retreat Level III: Warrior in the World

with Gerard Van Gils

April 13th—April 14th

This weekend retreat requires completion of the Level II Weekend Retreat Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Susan Gaylord & Tekla Jachimiak

April 16th—May 14th

Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings on mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. We dare to face life and death as they are. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice

April 18th

A full moon practice of the Shambhala Sadhana Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II and Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Janet Bronstein & Marion Buckley

April 20th—May 25th

We are excited to be piloting a class in the Shambhala curriculum which melds the content of Shambhala Training Level II and its companion class, Contentment in Everyday Life in a weekly Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Ikebana: The Art of Working with Space and Form

with Sasha Loring

April 20th

This workshop will be an opportunity to learn the basic principles of ikebana and practice making flower arrangements. Continue »

Palm Beach County Shambhala

Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

April 26th—April 28th

Having experienced the basic goodness of our fundamental nature, we want to go forward. Birth of the Warrior builds on the skills and insights learned in Level I with a focus on the habitual patterns and defenses we have developed over time. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Shambhala Guide Training

April 27th—May 5th

This training is for practitioners who have a personal meditation practice and feel inspired and ready to help others on their meditative journeys. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Buddha Day at Avondale Park!

with Phyllis Mark

May 4th

Join us for our annual celebration of our Center children, spend an afternoon outdoors, and have some fun/food and play inspired by the Buddha's emphasis on kindness and mutual appreciation. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Shastri Thomas Brothers & Shastri Jerry Webster

May 17th—May 19th

Level V trains the warrior in communicating with the world gently and fearlessly. In so doing, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind, a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Ashe Society

May 19th

Quarterly meeting of Ashe Society Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice

May 19th

A full moon practice of the Shambhala Sadhana Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Susan Gaylord & Catherine Neill

May 28th—June 25th

Wisdom in Everyday Life looks at the qualities of a master warrior whose vastness of mind and skills in enriching the world are fully manifested. Continue »

Palm Beach County Shambhala

Summer Weekthun With Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls

with Dr. Shante Smalls

May 31st—June 7th

A summer week of practice in Palm Beach County, Florida. A Weekthun is an intensive, week-long meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice

June 17th

A full moon practice of the Shambhala Sadhana Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Warrior in the World (Level III and Joy in Everyday Life)

with Shastri Janet Bronstein & Marion Buckley

August 17th—September 28th

We are excited to continue piloting melded classes in the Shambhala curriculum with this program which includes the content of Shambhala Training Level III and its companion class, Joy in Everyday Life. Continue »