Learn to Meditate Classes

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 that you have the tools for a daily practice.

We will practice together and have time for discussion and questions. Ideal for beginners or students wanting to refresh their meditation technique.

Fee is $25 or whatever you can pay.



Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Janet Bronstein & Marion Buckley

April 20th—May 18th

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. It can be a stand-alone class or a complementary class to Shambhala Training Level II. Continue »

First Monday Dharma Talk - Non-harming: Discipline in the Eightfold path

May 2nd

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 »

Buddha Day at Avondale Park!

May 7th

Buddha Day is celebrated worldwide and is the observed day of the Buddha's birthday, date of enlightenment, and death. It is marked by acts of generosity - manifesting the Buddha's kindness and teachings. Continue »

Pre-Teen Meditation Group

May 7th

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 »

Monthly Kasung Gathering

May 15th

Come join the talk, discussion, and activities exploring the path of Kasungship. Continue »