Programs

Basic Goodness I - Who Am I?

with Shastri Janet Bronstein

May 22nd—June 26th

This course asks the question, “Who am I?” and explores the sense of self. from the Buddhist and Shambhala perspectives. Continue »

Sunday Unplugged Meditation Retreat

May 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 »

OPEN HOUSE! Project Linus Blankets

June 8th

Shambhala's Blessing Blanketeers invite you to join us at the center on Saturday, June 8 from 2 -4 pm to help make blankets for traumatized children. The Blanketeers participate in the local chapter of Project Linus, a charitable organization that knits, Continue »

Central Alabama Pride Parade

June 8th

Come join us as we march in the Pride Parade again this year supporting the Birmingham LGBTQ community! Continue »

Sangha Slow Art Sunday at Birmingham Museum of Art

June 9th

Visit the Birmingham Museum of Art with your sangha members! We’ll gather together in the museums main entrance lobby beginning at 1:45 pm. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice

June 17th

A full moon practice of the Shambhala Sadhana Continue »

Mindful Monday Community Conversations - Mindfulness and Addiction

with Alvin Cotton

June 17th

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 »

Midsummer Day Community Picnic and Getaway

June 22nd

This annual community event will be at Rickwood Caverns State Park. with cookout. Hiking and cave tour are options. Family friendly! Continue »

Sunday Unplugged Meditation Retreat

June 23rd

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 »

Educator Training Class Series

with Shastri Janet Bronstein

July 10th—November 13th

Learn to Meditate

with Shastri Janet Bronstein

July 13th

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 Camping Weekend

July 13th

Mindfully engage with nature with a one-day and overnight camping event with Shambhala at Desoto State Park. Continue »

Mindful Monday Community Conversations - Mindfulness and Fashion

with Loraine Locke

July 15th

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

July 28th

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 »

Walking the Bodhisattva Path (from Shambhala School of Buddhist Studies)

with Shastri Janet Bronstein & Marion Buckley

July 31st—August 31st

Our secondoffering from the Shambhala School of Buddhist Studies introduces the view and practice of mahayana Buddhism. Continue »

Graduate Sessions for Level III / JIEL

with Shastri Janet Bronstein

August 14th—September 11th

For students who have completed all of the Way of Shambhala classes. Continue »

Sunday Unplugged Meditation Retreat

August 25th

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 »

Learn to Meditate

with Marion Buckley

September 14th

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

September 22nd

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »