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

 

 

Introductory

Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana Course IV - The Third Noble Truth; Freedom From Suffering

with Acharya Dan Hessey & Acharya Suzann Duquette

November 8th—December 13th

The Birmingham Shambhala Center is excited to present the fourth in a series of five courses from Shambhala Online exploring the profundity of the Hinayana teachings of the Buddha. Continue »

Resilient Parenting

with Phyllis Mark

November 14th—March 20th (2021)

Parenting can be tough even at the best of times! But when life is stressful or volatile, it can be particularly difficult to model compassion and buoyancy for children the way we’d like. Resilient Parenting is a crash course in mindfulness-based techniqu Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice

November 28th—June 26th (2021)

The Shambhala Sadhana is celebrated and practiced on or around the full moon as opportunities for us to meet, practice together, and have conversation around themes of basic goodness and wholesome society.  More instruction is now being included. Continue »

The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion

with Judy Lief

December 13th

Join the Huntsville Group in this online study of Judith Lief's presentation of the mahayana path, Volume 2 of The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma. Continue »

Southeast Regional Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level I - The Art of Being Human (ONLINE)

with Shastri Gayle Van Gils

January 16th—January 17th (2021)

OPEN TO ALL! In cooperation with the Southeast Region of Shambhala: This is the first in a sequence of Shambhala Weekend Retreats for exploring meditation as a means to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and our wo Continue »