Programs for SoCal & Southwest USA Region

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Online Acharya Talk: A Year of Deepening in Compassion

June 23rd—August 25th

The Shambhala Acharyas have offered to lead the community in a year-long series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage. Continue »

Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center

Heart of the Buddha: The Six Paramitas

with Shastri Kim Kelso

August 17th—September 15th

Explore in depth the ancient teachings on the six paramitas - or six transcendent actions. Continue »

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Finding Sanity: A Course in Buddhist Teachings for Chaotic Times (Eagle Rock)

with Shastri Joel Wachbrit & Debra Dysart

August 20th—September 10th - Date postponed or cancelled

In these times of great anxiety and confusion, many people are questioning how we relate to ourselves and the world. What is the nature of our minds and our relationship to the world? Continue »

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A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part I - The Four Limitless Ones, (Orange County)

with Shastri Marilyn Moore

August 25th—December 8th

The path of the Bodhisattva Warrior begins with developing loving-kindness for ourselves and expands this to others, dissolving the barriers that divide us. T Continue »

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All Day Meditation Retreat (Eagle Rock)

with Debra Dysart

August 31st

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 »

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Online Acharya Talk: A Year of Deepening in Compassion

September 1st

The Shambhala Acharyas have offered to lead the community in a year-long series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage. Continue »

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Introduction to Meditation in Eagle Rock

September 5th

These evenings are appropriate for anyone wishing to learn the basics of mindfulness/awareness meditation or to refresh their existing meditation practice. Continue »

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Introductory Meditation Retreat - Shambhala Teachings Weekend I in Eagle Rock (2-for-1 Discount)

with Shastri Ruth Wallen

September 7th—September 8th

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 »

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WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Fearlessness in Everyday Life (Westside)

September 7th—September 28th

This class is open to students who have completed Joy in Everyday Life (JIEL). Continue »

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

with Carolyn Sykes & Amanda Tasse

September 8th

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 »

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Qigong: Level 3 (Eagle Rock)

with Kate Summers

September 14th—September 15th

Qigong Level 3 will introduce you to many new forms and practices from the Xiantianwujimen and Yiquan lineages. Take this rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique lineages which have not previously been fully transmitted in the West. Continue »

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Kalapa Ikebana

with Donna West

September 14th—October 12th

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 with a sense of eleganc Continue »

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Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

September 14th

This hour long practice of chanting and meditation is simple and quite powerful in its direct approach to basic goodness. The Sakyong composed this practice to deepen our personal and social connection with basic goodness. Continue »

Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center

The Art of Being Human, Shambhala Training Level 1

with Adana Barbieri

September 20th—September 22nd

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 »

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Harvest of Peace - A Community Gathering and Celebration (Eagle Rock)

September 21st

Harvest of Peace, held at the time of the autumn equinox, is an opportunity for local communities to gather, hear teachings, and celebrate the riches of our local cultures and heritage. Continue »

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Introduction to Meditation on the Westside

October 2nd

These evenings are appropriate for anyone wishing to learn the basics of mindfulness/awareness meditation or to refresh their existing meditation practice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Shambhala Training Weekend Retreat III: Warrior in the World (Orange County)

with Shastri Marilyn Moore

October 5th—October 6th

Open to graduates of Shambhala Training Level II. Continue »

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Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

October 13th

This hour long practice of chanting and meditation is simple and quite powerful in its direct approach to basic goodness. The Sakyong composed this practice to deepen our personal and social connection with basic goodness. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Wisdom in Everyday Life (Westside)

with Shastri Marcia Fink

October 26th

Open to graduates of Fearlessness in Everyday Life (FIEL). Continue »

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Discovering our Innate Intrinsic Health: An Intro to Contemplative Psycholology

October 26th—October 27th

Karuna is the Sanskrit word meaning compassion, and Karuna Training is a compassion and meditation-based program that teaches how to work with intense emotions, improve communication, and genuinely connect with others. Continue »

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All Day Meditation Retreat (Eagle Rock)

November 2nd

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 »

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Sacred Path II: Windhorse

with Shastri Marcia Fink

November 2nd—November 3rd

This program, the second in the Sacred Path series, teaches a practice to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement, enabling the warrior to go forward in the midst of whatever challenges occur. Continue »

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Introduction to Meditation on the Westside

November 6th

These evenings are appropriate for anyone wishing to learn the basics of mindfulness/awareness meditation or to refresh their existing meditation practice. Continue »

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Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

November 12th

This hour long practice of chanting and meditation is simple and quite powerful in its direct approach to basic goodness. The Sakyong composed this practice to deepen our personal and social connection with basic goodness. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

RIGDEN: Unconditional Confidence and Enlightened Leadership (Eagle Rock)

with Acharya Emily Bower

November 16th—November 17th

This culmination of the Way of Shambhala I series explores the principle of enlightened leadership as symbolized by the Rigden, the gentle, compassionate, fearless, and wise ruler of Shambhala. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Introduction to Meditation on the Westside

December 4th

These evenings are appropriate for anyone wishing to learn the basics of mindfulness/awareness meditation or to refresh their existing meditation practice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Winter Meditation Retreat: A Shambhala Weekth├╝n (Eagle Rock)

December 26th—January 1st (2020)

This retreat is an intensive, week-long meditation program for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. Join us for the whole week or sign up for a day or two. Continue »

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Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Marcia Fink, Shastri Marilyn Moore, Shastri Joel Wachbrit

January 25th—February 9th (2020)