Ongoing Offerings

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. Click on the individual offerings for more information.

Open Public Sitting Hours

Learn to Meditate Classes

Children and Families




First Monday Dharma Talk - View and Effort: Wisdom in the Eightfold Path

June 6th

The first Sunday of each month, we offer a half-hour of meditation followed by a dharma (Buddhist and Shambhala teachings) talk and discussion. Continue »

Central Alabama Pride Parade

June 11th

It's the annual Central Alabama Pride Parade! 38 years for them and 3 for the BSMC! Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Shastri Janet Bronstein

June 18th

In this introductory class you will receive the technique, guidance and experience necessary to start a mindfulness-awareness or �??peaceful abiding�?� meditation practice. Your teacher will give you detailed instruction and guided meditation so tha Continue »

Pre-Teen Meditation Group

June 19th

The Birmingham Shambhala Center is offering an opportunity for boys and girls between 10-14 (approx) to meet and learn more about meditation, its uses in everyday life, as well as a chance to build sangha (community) with other kids who have an interest i Continue »