Open Public Sitting Hours

Public Sitting

Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening, mindfulness meditation and instruction from 7:00-8:00 pm.  Thought-provoking discussion from 8 – 8:30 pm on Monday and Thursday.

Beginning Friday, February 12, the Wednesday & Friday morning meditation sessions (7:00-7:30 am) will be suspended through March 18. This offering is being re-evaluated.

Community Practice Evenings

You are invited to participate in extended group sittings, dharma readings and discussion. This opportunity to practice for up to three hours with other sangha members is now being offered one weeknight a month, rotating through Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights in upcoming months.

Opening chants and sitting begin at 6 pm; at 8 pm there will be a dharma talk and discussion; we will finish with closing chants by 9 pm.

The regular weeknight meditation session with instruction will still be available from 7 until 8.  You are welcome to join in for all or part of this practice.

Introductory

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 »

Pre-Teen Meditation Group

May 1st

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 »

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 »