Programs for US: Southeast Region

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Quarterly Nyinthun Practice Day

February 5th—August 4th

A nyinthün is a full-day or half-day retreat where we can take the time to be with ourselves and extend our meditation practice. Nyinthun offers time to more fully immerse ourselves in the practice of mindfulness and to do so in a shared atmosphere of sup Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Buddhism and Psychology: Community Conversations

January 4th—June 6th

Each month, a local psychologist helps us explore these intersections, bringing their deep understanding of people within the frame work of Buddhism. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

First Sunday Compassion Practice

April 7th—June 2nd

We are now offering a regular lovingkindness, or Metta practice on the first Sunday of the month. Lovingkindness is a contemplative practice that opens our hearts and nurtures our capacity for compassion. Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Sons & Daughters of Noble Family facilitated by Laura & Steve Simmons

April 7th—October 20th

Join more than twenty individuals who began their Buddhist path as students of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, or within the Vajradhatu / Shambhala community, and who have continued walking the path of dharma in an extraordinary variety of ways. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Warrior in the World - Shambhala Training Level III

May 11th—June 1st

Continuing Shambhala Training in a weekly format. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

The Path of Natural Wakefulness: Exploring Vajrayana

with Valerie Morvan & Norma Harris

June 5th—June 29th

This 4-week class ending with a half day retreat is for anyone who wants to learn more about the Vajrayana Buddhist path. Sometimes seen as esoteric, it is never separate from the basic teachings on mindfulness, awareness, egolessness, and compassion. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Soundbath with Chelsea Szegidewicz

June 8th

Relax together as crystal quartz singing bowls and a guided vocal toning practice clear our energy centers and deepen our body awareness from Root to Crown. Open to Everyone. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Learn to Meditate

June 15th

In this introductory class you will receive the technique, guidance, and experience necessary to start a mindfulness-awareness or “peaceful abiding” meditation practice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Community Circle: Service Beyond Measure

with Carol Hyman

June 15th

A Saturday gathering with meditation, contemplation, discussion, and small group activities focused on connecting with our innate sanity and opening to the world. Open to everyone. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Continuing Education for Meditation Instructors: Weekend Three

June 22nd—June 23rd

Part of a series of three weekend trainings that are designed as continuing education for already authorized Meditation Instructors, as well those who are being mentored into that role. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Continuing Education for Meditation Instructors: Weekend Three

with Janet Solyntjes & Elaine Yuen

June 22nd—June 23rd

Continuing education designed to help meditators who are interested in developing as Meditation Instructors. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Awakened Heart - Shambhala Training Level IV

July 13th—July 27th

Continuing Shambhala Training in a weekly format. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Embodiment Awareness Through Movement for the BIPOC Community

with Arawana Hayashi

July 27th—July 28th

Designed for the BIPOC community we will use meditation and Social Presencing Theater to support groundedness, connection to the earth, and open friendliness to our own bodies in this exploration of race and spirituality. Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Weekend Retreat Level III: Warrior in the World

with Gerard Van Gils

August 17th—August 18th

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

Durham Shambhala Center

Profound Simplicity Meditation Retreat

with Richard John

October 5th—October 7th

The ability to rest the mind in stillness is an essential basis for all other practices. Continue »