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 »

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 »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Awakened Heart - Shambhala Training Level IV

July 13th—July 27th

Continuing Shambhala Training in a weekly format. Prerequisite: Level III Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Gallery Hop: Reception w/ the Artists: Art Teachers & Alumnus Exhibit

July 19th

Join three Lexington-area art teachers and one of their former students as they present their own personal works. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Women and Buddhism

with Jan Willis

July 20th

Investigate the complex status of women in Buddhism and examine the portrayal of women in Buddhist literature over time. We will focus on their lives, both ancient and contemporary, to understand the values and concerns that sustained and empowered them. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

AMN Summer 1-Day Pop-Up Meditation Retreat

July 27th

The Alabama Meditation Network's Summer 1-Day Meditation Retreat Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Embodiment Awareness Through Movement for the BIPOC Community

with Arawana Hayashi

July 27th—July 28th

Designed for the BIPOC community we will use meditation and Social Presencing Theater to support groundedness, connection to the earth, and open friendliness to our own bodies in this exploration of race and spirituality. Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Pema Chodron: Watch live broadcast of Q&A; Compassion in the Challenge Zone

July 28th

This is the third of four 75-minute live call opportunities with Pema Chödrön throughout 2024. Each Zoom call will begin with a 30-minute intro teaching/guided meditation session led by Tim Olmsted, Pema’s longtime trusted co-teacher for many events. Fol Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

The Life of Milarepa

August 10th—August 24th

Join this short and accessible summer course on Shambhala Online that will explore the legendary life and story of Milarepa – Tibet’s most famous yogi and Meditation Master. Continue »

St. Petersburg/Tampa Shambhala Meditation Center

Weekend Retreat Level III: Warrior in the World

with Gerard Van Gils

August 17th—August 18th

This weekend retreat requires completion of the Level II Weekend Retreat Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Awakened Heart - Shambhala Training Level IV

with Jackie Muse

August 17th—August 18th

Feeling the texture of thoughts and emotions with precision and openness can develop our awareness and bring us into direct communication with our world. This weekend will provide real techniques to help us be more present with ourselves and others. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Open Sky - Shambhala Training Level V

August 17th—August 18th

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. Prerequisite: Awaken Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

September 7th—September 8th

Through the practice of meditation, we begin to glimpse that goodness—rather than confusion—is the unconditional ground of our existence. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Sacred Path - Great Eastern Sun

with Alexander DeVaron

September 21st—September 22nd

The first in the series of Shambhala teachings, “The Sacred Path,” open to people who have completed Level V, Open Sky. Continue »

Durham Shambhala Center

Profound Simplicity Meditation Retreat

with Richard John

October 5th—October 7th

The ability to rest the mind in stillness is an essential basis for all other practices. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

The Four Noble Truths + Contentment in Everyday Life

October 5th—October 19th

This 3-session course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. Continue »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Sacred Path - Windhorse

October 26th—October 27th

The second in the series of Shambhala teachings, “The Sacred Path,” open to people who have completed Great Eastern Sun. Continue »