The Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center is part of the global community of Shambhala. Our purpose is to contribute to a society informed by meditation  — with a culture of kindness and wakefulness, embracing the inherent goodness of every person. Our programs, groups, and community gatherings offer a way to train in spiritual warriorship, and study and practice these teachings from the Shambhala tradition in everyday life. Please join us in this journey!


Our Offerings:

The Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center is pleased to offer multiple opportunities for meditation throughout the week.  Newcomers will be offered abbreviated meditation instruction on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights.  For the morning sessions, no instruction will be available.


Featured Programs and Events

Awakened Heart - Shambhala Training Level IV

July 13th—July 27th

Continuing Shambhala Training in a weekly format. Prerequisite: Level III Continue »

The Life of Milarepa

August 10th—August 24th

Join this short and accessible summer course on Shambhala Online that will explore the legendary life and story of Milarepa – Tibet’s most famous yogi and Meditation Master. Continue »

Open Sky - Shambhala Training Level V

August 17th—August 18th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind - a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Prerequisite: Awaken Continue »

Presentation to Interfaith Group

September 14th

Phyllis Mark will talk with members of an interfaith group from St. Stephen's Church about Buddhism and Shambhala. Our members are invited to meet with the group. Continue »

Sacred Path - Great Eastern Sun

with Alexander DeVaron

September 21st—September 22nd

The first in the series of Shambhala teachings, “The Sacred Path,” open to people who have completed Level V, Open Sky. Continue »