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

Resilient Parenting

with Phyllis Mark

May 16th—September 19th

Ten lessons based on the Parami - qualities to practice that keep us from acting from the place of "me first." Working with these paramis, we learn to interact with others more authentically. Therefore... we can use these paramis to become more connected Continue »

Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana Course II - The Second Noble Truth: The Origins of Suffering, Part I - The 5 Skandhas

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell & Acharya Dale Asrael

June 14th—August 23rd

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

Learn to Meditate

July 18th

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

Sunday Unplugged Meditation Retreat

July 26th

Sunday Unplugged is a monthly opportunity for meditation practice extended beyond the weeknight one-hour sessions. Practice is from 10 am until 1 pm. Continue »