Programs

Educator Training Class Series

with Shastri Janet Bronstein

July 10th—November 20th

Study and practice for those on the educator path. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I -The Art of Being Human

September 28th—September 29th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Shastri Janet Bronstein

October 2nd—November 13th

This course asks the question, “How can I help?” and explores our relationships with others, an aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation. Continue »

October Community Engagement Project

October 12th

The Center's Community Engagement Committee sponsors projects in which sangha members can provide services and assistance in the Birmingham community. We’ll once again be working with Birmingham Audubon at Putnam Middle School. Continue »

Two-Day Meditation Retreat (Huntsville)

October 12th—October 13th

A two-day meditation retreat with chants, sitting and walking meditation, and sessions with the Heart Sutra. Attendance is limited to 12 participants, so register soon. Continue »

Ashe Society

October 13th

Ashe Society meeting for stroke practice Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice

October 13th

A full moon practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. PLEASE NOTE THE BEGINNING TIME OF 5 PM THIS MONTH. Continue »

Mindful Monday Community Conversations - Mindfulness and Depression

with Loraine Locke

October 14th

In this series, on the third Monday of each month (usually, 3rd Monday this month!), we will practice meditation 7:00-7:30 PM, and engage in a conversation about mindfulness applied to different areas of our life and society, from 7:30-8:30. Continue »

Sunday Unplugged Meditation Retreat

October 27th

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 »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice

November 12th

A full moon practice of the Shambhala Sadhana Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Shastri Janet Bronstein

November 16th

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

Mindful Monday Community Conversations - Mindfulness and Politics

with Laurel Hitchcock

November 18th

In this series, on the third Monday of each month (usually, 3rd Monday this month!), we will practice meditation 7:00-7:30 PM, and engage in a conversation about mindfulness applied to different areas of our life and society, from 7:30-8:30. Continue »

Sunday Unplugged Meditation Retreat

November 24th

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 »

Birth of the Warrior - Shambhala Training Level II

January 24th—January 26th (2020)

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness in Level I, we want to learn more. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask underlying fear. Continue »

Winter Retreat

February 13th—February 22nd (2020)

The annual Winter Retreat is a time of preparation for the Tibetan New Year which begins on Shambhala Day, February 24, the Year of the Iron Mouse. Continue »

Shambhala Day

February 24th (2020)