All Courses, Events, Programmes and Workshops

Learn to Meditate

with Jez Taylor

January 7th—January 28th

Our four-week Learn to Meditate foundation course provides a complete introduction to mindfulness meditation. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Adam Hart

January 23rd

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We recite a meditation text composed by Shambhala's founder, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice & our lives. Continue »

Awakening Joy and Equanimity

with Peter Conradi

January 25th—January 26th

This weekend we will explore how we can open up fully to our own experience and to our interconnection with others. We will  work with the practice of the 'Four Limitless Ones' and in particular with the last two: joy and equanimity. Continue »

Open Weekend Meditation Sessions

February 8th—February 9th

This weekend of sitting practice offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the simple yet profound practice of shamatha meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

with Shastri Merlin Cox

February 9th

All community members are welcome to gather to practise the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Mamo Chants - Dön Season

February 13th—February 22nd

The Mamo Chant is an elaborate protector offering traditionally recited from the twentieth through the twenty-ninth days of the last lunar month of the Tibetan year. Continue »

Shambhala Oxford Group - 21 st Century Warrior Series: Making Enlightened Society Possible

February 13th—March 5th

In these sessions we will explore how the wisdom tradition can inform and empower us to contribute positively to our society, starting at home, in our workplace, and in our wider community. Continue »

Neutral Day - Inviting the Dralas

February 23rd

The day before Shambhala Day, we will gather together as a community for the traditional Neutral Day activity: cleaning! Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Adam Hart

February 23rd

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We recite a meditation text composed by Shambhala's founder, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice & our lives. Continue »

Shambhala Day 2020 - Year of the Iron Mouse

February 29th

All are warmly invited to meet as a community offering appreciation and light to each other. Continue »

Relative Bodhicitta

March 7th—March 8th

Coming to our Senses: A Lamledra Retreat

with Shastri Tessa Watt

March 15th—March 21st

We will explore how our senses act as an antidote to the discursive chatter of the mind and wake us up to the richness and sacredness of the world. Continue »

SAVE the DATE: Arts Programme

with David Schneider

March 21st—March 22nd

Save the date for an arts programme with David Schneider from Cologne! Continue »

Absolute Bodhicitta: Emptiness and Compassion

with Jim O'Neill

April 25th—April 26th

To glimpse ‘Shunyata’ or ‘Absolute Bodhicitta’, is to simultaneously experience freedom, confidence and a sense of relaxed completeness. Continue »

Joy In Everyday Life

with Shastri Tessa Watt & Jez Taylor

May 12th—June 9th

This perspective-shifting course opens our minds to possibilities that the life we have here and now could be lived with more joy than we ever anticipated. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level 2: 'Birth of the Warrior'

with Peter Conradi

May 30th—May 31st

When we open up to our own genuineness through meditation, we can begin to work directly with our fears. We can meet life's challenging moments, not with distractions and self-aggression, but with courage and confidence. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Jez Taylor

June 4th—June 25th

Our four-week Learn to Meditate foundation course provides a complete introduction to mindfulness meditation. Continue »

Open Weekend Meditation Sessions

June 20th—June 21st

This weekend of sitting practice offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the simple yet profound practice of shamatha meditation. Continue »

Bleddfa Retreat: Bravery and Compassion

with David Schneider, Peter Conradi, Diederik Prakke, Jim O'Neill

July 24th—August 2nd

The focus of retreat practice is to work directly with awakening the mind, and opening the heart. This year we will offer teachings on bravery and compassion, and the connection of both of these with shamatha meditation Continue »