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.
Meditation is a personal journey and a path of social transformation. The Shambhala teachings offer a way to discover the wisdom, sanity and goodness within our seemingly complex and chaotic minds. Through meditation we discover the inherent goodness in society. As individuals and community we learn how to bring forth that goodness through the experience of bravery, gentleness and delight.
THE DALAI LAMA CAME TO BIRMINGHAM!
The BSMC hosted a series of Thursday night talks in September and October prior to the Dalai Lama’s visit to our city in late October. You may listen to the four audio recordings as well as view three videos of programs in which the Dalai Lama participated. They are available at this link: http://shambhala-talks-online.org Enjoy!
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 →
New to Shambhala?
Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community.