Programs for Southeast States USA Region

Durham Shambhala Center

Heart Sutra Study Group

September 16th—May 18th

The radical message of the Heart Sūtra, one of Buddhism's most famous texts, is a sweeping attack on everything we hold most dear: our troubles, the world as we know it, even the teachings of the Buddha himself. Continue »

Palm Beach County Shambhala

Writing is for Everyone!

with Tunde Nemeth & Steven Ray

November 2nd—February 22nd

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 »

Durham Shambhala Center

Profound Treasury: Open Practice and Study

November 16th—May 30th

Introduces core Buddhist teachings on mindfulness and awareness, cultivating virtue, and cutting grasping. Continue »

Asheville Shambhala Meditation Center

"What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality"

January 6th—February 10th

The third and final course of the series asks the question, “What is real?” and explores a number of views from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition with an emphasis on exploring the sacredness of nature and its elements. Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

The Three Jewels

with Shastri Will Ryken

January 18th—January 25th

This program explores what it means to take refuge in the three jewels and to become a Buddhist. This program is open to anyone curious about what it means to take refuge is welcome to participate in this course. This course is essential first step if y Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Unraveling Ego: The Basics of Buddhist Psychology

January 22nd—March 18th

This course will explore teachings on the five skandhas, which are the basic building blocks of ego according the Buddhist teachings. Continue »

Palm Beach County Shambhala

Level III: Warrior in the World

with Shastri Bill Brauer & Ella Reznikova

January 24th—January 25th

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

Cultivating the Compassion Instinct

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

January 24th—January 26th

The new science of compassion has found that human beings have a fundamental instinct for kindness ... Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Blanketeers for ProjectLinus

January 25th

Blanketeers produce blankets via knitting, crocheting or sewing to donate to Project Linus. The blankets ultimately go to children in trauma situations such as in hospitals, shelters, or situations involving police or fire departments. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Compassion & Social Action: Creating a Culture of Caring

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown & Jan Willis

January 25th

A conversation with distinguished Buddhist scholars, teachers, and practitioners. Many of us are reeling from the level of trauma and violence in our world.. .. Continue »

Palm Beach County Shambhala

Working With Conflict

with Ella Reznikova

January 26th

Sunday, January 26, we will spend the morning exploring together the big elephant in the room - conflict. We will look at how conflict is often seen in spiritual communities; is conflict a sign of a "bad” practitioner? What is conflict? If the Shamb Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Tekla Jachimiak & Elizabeth Brownrigg

January 28th—February 25th

Through the gentle precision of meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and our simple, day-to-day human experiences. This class is open to everyone. Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level V: Open Sky

with Shastri Bill Brauer

February 8th—February 9th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind, which is a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Mixed-Level Shambhala Weekend

February 8th—February 9th

Light a fire under your practice! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

February 8th—February 9th

The Art of Being Human is the experience of becoming familiar with our own nature. This is an opportunity to discover and explore our inherent strength, wisdom and compassion. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice

February 9th

A full moon practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Winter Retreat

February 13th—February 22nd

The annual Winter Retreat is a time of preparation for the Tibetan New Year which begins on Shambhala Day, February 24, the Year of the Iron Mouse. Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

The Three Marks of Existence and the Four Emblems of Dharma

with Acharya Dan Hessey

February 14th—February 16th

The Buddha taught that there are three characteristics of human existence: impermanence, egolessness, and suffering. The experience of all beings are marked by these three qualities according to Buddhist teachings. By understanding Suffering and Egolessne Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Who Am I? (Basic Goodness I)

with Shastri Bill Brauer & Ella Reznikova

February 15th—February 16th

This course asks the question, "Who am I?" and explores the sense of self.  It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, buddha-nature, and the confidence of warriorship. Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Refuge Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Dan Hessey

February 16th

The Refuge Vow is the traditional step of formally becoming a Buddhist by taking "refuge" in the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Day

February 25th

Join us for the New Year of the iron mouse which is the first symbol in the Asian astrological cycle, and is therefore associated with newness and beginnings. The official Shambhala Day program will be on Monday, February 24 at: 10:00 a.m. Paci Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Ashe Society

February 28th

For graduates of Warrior Assembly. Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Sacred Path: Outrageous & Inscrutable

with Shastri Will Ryken

February 29th—March 1st

The dignities of outrageous and inscrutable describe how the warrior's skill develops as the cocoon completely falls away. No longer afraid of making mistakes, the unconventional and visionary perspective of outrageous (the garuda) combines with the skill Continue »

Asheville Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Day-Year of the Iron Mouse

March 1st

SHAMBHALA DAY marks the beginning of the New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. Continue »

Asheville Shambhala Meditation Center

Welcoming the Unwelcomed- A book study

with Charlotte Bernard

March 2nd—April 6th

In her first new book of spiritual teachings in over seven years, Pema Chödrön offers fresh wisdom, heartfelt reflections, and the signature humor and insight that have made her a beloved guide during turbulent times. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Kado – Rigden School of Ikebana with Marcia Wang Shibata

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

March 6th—March 8th

Discover and cultivate the source of creativity, and learn how to express that in flower arranging. Kado is a meditative, contemplative understanding of self, nature, space and perception. Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Milarepa Day

March 7th

Join us for a day of chanting the beautiful Rain of Wisdom text. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice

March 10th

A full moon practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Birth of the Warrior - Shambhala Training Level II

with Marion Buckley

March 13th—March 15th

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness in Level I, we want to learn more. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask underlying fear. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Downright/Upright

with Hope Martin

March 21st

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 22nd—March 28th

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

Durham Shambhala Center

Great Eastern Sun

with Shastri Tom Brothers

March 28th—March 29th

The Great Eastern Sun is the primordial energy and brilliance of the world that is perceived with awakened mind and heart, Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice

April 8th

A full moon practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate. Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Weekend Retreat Level III: Warrior in the World

April 18th—April 19th

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

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III

April 25th—April 26th

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 »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

The Joy of Lion

June 3rd—August 12th

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, offered in an expanded format. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice

June 4th

A full moon practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

How to BE in Community: A Public Talk

with Shastri Nicholas Kranz

June 5th

A glimpse of Social Meditation, free and open to all. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Social Meditation: A Weekend Workshop for All Ages

with Shastri Nicholas Kranz

June 6th

Through relating genuinely with ourselves and others, we learn to bring the world back into balance. A deep dive into the practice of Social Meditation for the whole community. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice (2X)

July 5th

A full moon practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate. Continue »

Asheville Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Josephine Spilka & Alan Tilson

November 15th—November 17th

Awakened Heart is about allowing your heart and intuition to open so that you can communicate fully with the world. Continue »