Introductory

Shambhala Day Community Celebration 2020

February 29th

Start a New Year! The Year of the Iron Mouse! This Saturday celebration is a larger celebration compared to the earlier Monday celebration. Continue »

First Monday Dharma Talk: The Four Dignities of Shambhala

with Shastri Janet Bronstein

March 2nd

The first Monday of each month, we offer a half-hour of meditation followed by a dharma (Buddhist and Shambhala teachings) talk and discussion. Continue »

Zen Public Talk and Zazen with Zenkai Taiun M. Elliston, Roshi

March 7th—March 8th

BSMC is hosting a program by the Birmingham Zen Group with a Saturday evening talk and Sunday sitting practice (zazen). Continue »

The Contentment of Tiger

March 11th

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life, offered in an expanded format. Continue »

The Contentment of Tiger Session 1: Courage, Kindness, and Curiosity

with Marion Buckley & Bill Elliott

March 11th

The first session of a which course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life, offered in an expanded format. Continue »

Mindful Monday Community Conversations - Mindfulness and Climate Change

with Joyce Lanning

March 16th

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 »

Learn to Meditate

with Tonya Veitch

March 21st

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

March 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 »

The Contentment of Tiger Session 2: Contemplating Contentment

with Shastri Janet Bronstein & Bill Elliott

March 25th

The second session of a course which provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life, offered in an expanded format. Continue »

First Monday Dharma Talk: Why Start with the Truth of Suffering?

with Shastri Janet Bronstein

April 6th

The first Monday of each month, we offer a half-hour of meditation followed by a dharma (Buddhist and Shambhala teachings) talk and discussion. Continue »

The Contentment of Tiger Session 3: Suffering and the 4 Noble Truths Part 1

with Marion Buckley & Tonya Veitch

April 8th

The third session of a course which provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life, offered in an expanded format. Continue »

Mindful Monday Community Conversations - Mindfulness and Shambhala Art

with Tonya Veitch

April 20th

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 »

The Contentment of Tiger Session 4: Suffering and the 4 Noble Truths Part 2

with Shastri Janet Bronstein & Tonya Veitch

April 22nd

The fourth session of a course which provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life, offered in an expanded format. Continue »

Sunday Unplugged Meditation Retreat

April 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 »

First Monday Dharma Talk: Meditation and Emotional Resilience

with Marion Buckley

May 4th

The first Monday of each month, we offer a half-hour of meditation followed by a dharma (Buddhist and Shambhala teachings) talk and discussion. Continue »

The Contentment of Tiger Session 5: Working with Emotions

with Marion Buckley & Loraine Locke

May 6th

The fifth session of a course which provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life, offered in an expanded format. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

May 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 »

The Contentment of Tiger Session 6: The Confidence of Contentment

with Shastri Janet Bronstein & Loraine Locke

May 20th

The sixth and last session of a course which provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life, offered in an expanded format. Continue »

Sunday Unplugged Meditation Retreat

May 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 »

First Monday Dharma Talk: Does Compassion Really Come Naturally?

with Marion Buckley

June 1st

The first Monday of each month, we offer a half-hour of meditation followed by a dharma (Buddhist and Shambhala teachings) talk and discussion. Continue »

The Joy of Lion

June 3rd—August 12th

As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey, offered in an expanded format. Continue »

How to BE in Community: A Public Talk

with Shastri Nicholas Kranz

June 5th

A glimpse of Social Meditation, free and open to all. Continue »

Social Meditation: A Weekend Workshop for All Ages

with Shastri Nicholas Kranz

June 6th—June 7th

Through relating genuinely with ourselves and others, we learn to bring the world back into balance. A deep dive into the practice of Social Meditation for the whole community. Continue »

First Monday Dharma Talk: The Challenges and Benefits of the Practice of Generosity

with Shastri Janet Bronstein

July 6th

The first Monday of each month, we offer a half-hour of meditation followed by a dharma (Buddhist and Shambhala teachings) talk and discussion. 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 »

First Monday Dharma Talk: What is Equanimity in the Buddhist Tradition?

with Marion Buckley

August 3rd

The first Monday of each month, we offer a half-hour of meditation followed by a dharma (Buddhist and Shambhala teachings) talk and discussion. Continue »

Sunday Unplugged Meditation Retreat

August 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 »

The Fearlessness of Garuda

August 26th—November 4th

Learn to Meditate

September 19th

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

Learn to Meditate

November 14th