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

Learn to Meditate

June 15th

In this introductory class you will receive the technique, guidance, and experience necessary to start a mindfulness-awareness or “peaceful abiding” meditation practice. Continue »

Midsummers Day at Tannehill State Park

June 15th

Join the sangha on a summers day to celebrate the mark of midsummer. Continue »

Awakened Heart - Shambhala Training Level IV

July 13th—July 27th

Continuing Shambhala Training in a weekly format. Continue »