Programs for US: Southeast Region

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Quarterly Nyinthun Practice Day

February 5th—August 4th

A nyinthün is a full-day or half-day retreat where we can take the time to be with ourselves and extend our meditation practice. Nyinthun offers time to more fully immerse ourselves in the practice of mindfulness and to do so in a shared atmosphere of sup Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Buddhism and Psychology: Community Conversations

January 4th—June 6th

Each month, a local psychologist helps us explore these intersections, bringing their deep understanding of people within the frame work of Buddhism. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Journey Without Goal on Shambhala Online

March 31st—May 12th

Seven session course through Shambhala Online features teaching videos of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Through the revenue sharing plan, BSMC receives half of your registration fee. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

First Sunday Compassion Practice

April 7th—June 2nd

We are now offering a regular lovingkindness, or Metta practice on the first Sunday of the month. Lovingkindness is a contemplative practice that opens our hearts and nurtures our capacity for compassion. Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Sons & Daughters of Noble Family facilitated by Laura & Steve Simmons

April 7th—October 20th

Join more than twenty individuals who began their Buddhist path as students of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, or within the Vajradhatu / Shambhala community, and who have continued walking the path of dharma in an extraordinary variety of ways. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Shape of Awake - the Embodied Warrior in the World [in person]

with Hope Martin

April 26th—April 28th

When we shed our tension and come upright, we are more connected to ourselves and attentive to what’s around us. In this way we can venture into the world with a vulnerability that is fearless, gentle, and awake – come what may. And we feel better! Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Continuing Education for Meditation Instructors: Weekend Two

with Erika Berland

May 4th—May 5th

Continuing education designed to help meditators who are interested in developing as Meditation Instructors. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Warrior in the World - Shambhala Training Level III

May 11th—June 1st

Continuing Shambhala Training in a weekly format. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Sitting with Sadness and Joy: A Meditation Mini Retreat

with Christopher Wenger

May 11th

"Sadness and joy put together are the fundamental notion of basic goodness." ~ Chogyam Trungpa -- Discover your natural wakefulness as we experience the richness of both our sadness and our joy in the space of meditation. Open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Buddhism 101

with Christopher Wenger & Stephanie Lindemann

May 19th

What makes someone a Buddhist? Is Buddhism a religion, or something else? What are the basic teachings and principles of Buddhism? If you've wondered about these or similar questions, please join us for this brief introduction. Continue »

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Living the Dharma (Part One) with Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo (facilitated by Jan Snyder)

May 19th—June 23rd

Time is short and getting shorter. You’ve tried meditation—you may even be a committed practitioner. But what does it take to actually realize the wisdom of all you have studied and practiced, to cut through complacency and live a truly meaningful life. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Learn to Meditate

June 15th

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

Gainesville Shambhala Meditation Group

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V

with Jan Snyder

June 22nd—June 23rd

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind—a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Continuing Education for Meditation Instructors: Weekend 3

June 22nd—June 23rd

This third weekend training is for authorized Meditation Instructors and those who are being mentored into the role. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Continuing Education for Meditation Instructors: Weekend Three

with Janet Solyntjes & Elaine Yuen

June 22nd—June 23rd

Continuing education designed to help meditators who are interested in developing as Meditation Instructors. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Awakened Heart - Shambhala Training Level IV

July 13th—July 27th

Continuing Shambhala Training in a weekly format. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Meditation Retreat with Richard John

with Richard John

October 5th—October 6th

Durham Shambhala Center

Vajrayana Retreat with Richard John

with Richard John

October 7th—October 9th