Programs for SoCal & Southwest USA Region

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Gentle Yoga

with Judy Hirsh

January 8th—February 26th

The class is for both new and experienced yoga students who would like a gentle practice that stretches and challenges the body while also respecting our individual physical limitations. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Buddhism 101: An Overview of Theravadan Buddhism (Westside)

with Gregory Lubkin, Claude Zachary, Sharon Owyang

January 27th—March 24th

What is Buddhism all about? This class series will explore the origins of Buddhism with an introduction to the life of the Buddha and some of the essential teachings of Theravadan Buddhism, including on the Four Noble Truths, karma, the Buddhist psycholog Continue »

Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center

Wisdom In Everyday Life

with Shastri Kim Kelso

February 13th—March 20th

This course looks at the qualities of a master warrior whose vastness of mind and kindness are fully manifested in the world. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

What is Real?: Seeing Things As They Are -- A Public Talk

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

February 21st

In this age of fake news, how do we know anymore what is real, and what and who we can trust? Join visiting teacher Acharya Dan Hessey as we explore how the Shambhala Buddhist teachings and the direct experience of meditation can help us see more clearly Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Power and Magic: Windhorse and Drala as Antidotes in the Dark Age -- A Special Members Gathering

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

February 22nd

A special event for Shambhala Center Members to meet Acharya Dan Hessey and listen to a talk on Windhorse and Drala as antidotes in this dark age. Continue »

Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center

The Art of Being Human, Shambhala Training Level 1

with Shastri Kim Kelso

February 22nd—February 24th - Date postponed or cancelled

In Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence through the practice of meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism and Doubt: Working with Disappointment on the Vajrayana Path (Eagle Rock)

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

February 23rd—February 24th

Program restricted to Shambhala Vajrayana practitioners. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Kalapa Ikebana Winter 2019

with Donna West

February 23rd—March 2nd

The basic purpose of ikebana is opening to and expressing the sacredness, natural harmony and order of the world. By arranging branches, flowers, greenery, container and water, we can express this connection beautifully and simply ... Continue »

Casa Werma

10-Day Ashe Mahamudra Retreat

with Acharya Richard John

February 27th—March 10th

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Weekend Retreat I (Orange County)

with Shastri Marcia Fink

March 2nd—March 3rd

This meditation retreat explores how to reawaken our hearts and minds to our own fundamental goodness and the sacredness of life. OPEN TO ALL! Continue »

Tucson Shambhala Meditation Center

Ashe Society

March 2nd

A monthly gathering of the Tucson Ashe Society. Continue »

Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Lynn Vineyard & Stuart Rice

March 3rd—April 14th

Have you ever been curious about meditation? This course provides introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Learn to Meditate

March 4th

People new to meditation as well as more experienced practitioners who wish to refresh their technique will receive instruction in a relaxed, uplifted atmosphere. Encourage your family, friends or others curious about meditation to attend. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Gentle Yoga

with Judy Hirsh

March 5th

The class is for both new and experienced yoga students who would like a gentle practice that stretches and challenges the body while also respecting our individual physical limitations. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Exploring the Energetic Terrain of the Body (Eagle Rock)

with Eva Wong

March 9th—March 10th

In understanding the energetic terrain of the body, Taoist internal alchemy offers powerful approaches to identifying energy centers and pathways as well as techniques that allow energy to move smoothly and peacefully. In this program, we will use qigong Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Milarepa Day

March 9th

EVERYONE IS WELCOME to join in the annual all-day reading of the beautiful songs of realization (dohas) of the Kagyu lineage, found in The Rain of Wisdom. Continue »

Tucson Shambhala Meditation Center

Heart Sutra: Weekend Retreat

with Shastri Kim Kelso

March 15th—March 17th

This study and practice weekend is a deep dive into the Heart Sutra, a traditional Buddhist teaching chanted all over the world by most sects of Buddhism. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Shambhala Training Weekend Retreat III: Warrior in the World (Eagle Rock)

with Shastri Joel Wachbrit & Debra Dysart

March 16th—March 17th

Open to graduates of Shambhala Training Level II. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Family Sundays

March 17th

Activities for children will be provided on the third Sunday of each month from 10:00 – 11:00 am, offering parents the opportunity to participate in group meditation practice and the whole family to enjoy tea and refreshments afterward. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Talk: Flower Arranging as Meditation In Action (Orange County)

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

March 21st

In this talk and demonstration, Ms. Shibata will introduce you to Kado, which means β€œThe Way of Flowers.” Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Kado: Introduction to The Way of Flowers

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

March 23rd

This one-day introduction to Kado is open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Kado: The Way of Flowers 2-Day Weekend Program (Eagle Rock)

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

March 23rd—March 24th

Open to all. No previous experience required. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Kado: The Way of Flowers

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

March 24th

Open to students who have completed a Kado program with Ms. Shibata. Continue »

Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center

Way of the Moon Open House

with Shastri Kim Kelso

March 24th

Learn about the Way of the Moon, a new year-long course of study and practice engaging the Mahayana teachings and the Sadhana of Kindness. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Gentle Yoga

with Judy Hirsh

March 26th

The class is for both new and experienced yoga students who would like a gentle practice that stretches and challenges the body while also respecting our individual physical limitations. Continue »

Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center

The Art of Being Human, Shambhala Training Level 1

with Shastri Kim Kelso

March 29th—March 31st

In Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence through the practice of meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

All Day Meditation Retreat (Eagle Rock)

March 30th

For new and experienced practitioners alike, this all-day community meditation retreat is a rare opportunity to take a real break from our usual routines to truly relax with ourselves and refresh our sense of wellbeing, goodness, and sanity. Continue »

Tucson Shambhala Meditation Center

Spring Day-Long Meditation Retreat

March 30th

Join us for a full day of meditation practice! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Seeing Things As They Are: Shambhala Art Part 2 (Orange County)

April 6th

Open to those who have completed Shambhala Art Part 1. The Shambhala Art teachings are about discovery and play and the universal nature of creativity and communication. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Buddhism 101: An Overview of Mahayana Buddhism (Westside)

with Debra Dysart, Shastri Marcia Fink, Gregory Lubkin, Carolyn Sykes

April 7th—May 19th

What is Buddhism all about? This class series will explore some of the essential teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, including on Bodhicitta, Compassion, the 6 Paramitas, Lojong, and Emptiness. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Entering the Desung Path (Eagle Rock)

with Jan Jercinovic & Dan Peterson

April 12th—April 14th

Desung practice is about working with our own minds as we attempt to be helpful to others who are encountering significant physical, emotional, social or spiritual difficulty. On the Desung Path all situations are viewed as workable. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Coming to Our Senses: Shambhala Art Part I (Westside)

April 13th

Shambhala Art's purpose is to explore the creative process and the product we call art from the viewpoint of a meditative discipline. The Shambhala Art teachings are about discovery and play and the universal nature of creativity and communication. Continue »

Casa Werma

SPMI Training, Part 2

with Acharya Dale Asrael

April 16th—April 21st - Date postponed or cancelled

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Write Where You Are (Orange County)

with Debra Dysart & Alicia Vogl Saenz

April 20th

Open to all. No previous meditation or writing experience required. Continue »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Family Sundays

April 21st

Activities for children will be provided on the third Sunday of each month from 10:00 – 11:00 am, offering parents the opportunity to participate in group meditation practice and the whole family to enjoy tea and refreshments afterward. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Shambhala Training Weekend Retreat IV: Awakened Heart (Eagle Rock)

with Shastri Marilyn Moore

April 27th—April 28th

Open to graduates of Shambhala Training Level III. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Coming to Our Senses: Shambhala Art Part I (Eagle Rock)

May 11th

Shambhala Art's purpose is to explore the creative process and the product we call art from the viewpoint of a meditative discipline. The Shambhala Art teachings are about discovery and play and the universal nature of creativity and communication. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Shambhala Training Weekend Retreat V: Open Sky (Eagle Rock)

with Shastri Marcia Fink & Shastri Joel Wachbrit

June 1st—June 2nd

Open to graduates of Shambhala Training IV. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Write Where You Are (Westside)

with Debra Dysart & Alicia Vogl Saenz

June 8th

Open to all. No previous meditation or writing experience required. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Seeing Things As They Are: Shambhala Art Part 2 (Eagle Rock)

June 15th

Open to those who have completed Shambhala Art Part 1. The Shambhala Art teachings are about discovery and play and the universal nature of creativity and communication. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

The Creative Process: Shambhala Art Part 3 (Eagle Rock)

August 24th—August 25th

Open to those who have completed Shambhala Art Part 2. Those who have already taken Part 3 may repeat this weekend for 50% off the program price. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

SHAMBHALA ART Parts 4 & 5 (Eagle Rock)

with Steve Saitzyk & Anne Saitzyk

October 19th—October 20th

Open to those who have completed Shambhala Art Part 3. Those who have already taken Shambhala Art Parts 4 and 5 may repeat this program for 50% off the program price or $82.50. Continue »