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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

The Path of Natural Wakefulness: Exploring Vajrayana

with Valerie Morvan & Norma Harris

June 5th—June 29th

This 4-week hybrid class ending with a half day retreat is for anyone who wants to learn more about Vajrayana Buddhism. Sometimes seen as esoteric, it is never separate from the basic teachings on mindfulness, awareness, egolessness, and compassion. 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 »

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Continuing Education for Meditation Instructors: Weekend Three

June 22nd—June 23rd

Part of a series of three weekend trainings that are designed as continuing education for already authorized Meditation Instructors, as well those who are being mentored into that 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 »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Sacred Song Circle

July 14th

Join us for an hour and a half of Kirtan, Sacred Song Circle. 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 »

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

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 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 »

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 »