Learn to meditate and naturally grow your confidence, mindful awareness, and compassion. The Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center offers free public meditation sittings. We also offer a wide variety of classes and retreats in meditation, and Buddhist and Shambhala teachings.
Those of all spiritual traditions are invited to explore our offerings in the quest to find a mind of compassion, gentleness and sanity. We offer programs for beginners in meditation as well as experienced practitioners.
Honoring the Miksang Photography of Peter WeltePeter Welte, late husband of BSMC teacher and Council member Marion Buckley, loved taking pictures. When he was a boy he took them with a Brownie. As a man he carried a Cannon digital camera and equipment with him most all the time. A deeply spiritual man, he fell in love with Miksang contemplative photography...View the 13 Galleries
The Birmingham Shambhala Center offers several supports for helping someone begin or reestablish a meditation practice. A simple way to begin is to attend any of our weeknight sitting meditation sessions. More →
BSMC offers a rich array of weekly ongoing offerings free to the public. No prior meditation experience required to attend. Most programs offer meditation instruction upon request. All are welcome. More →