All Courses, Events, Programmes and Workshops

Joy In Everyday Life

with Shastri Merlin Cox

November 19th—December 17th

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 Oxford Group - 21st Century Warrior Series: Bringing Compassion into Our World

November 21st—December 12th

In these series, we will explore core Buddhist teachings on how to cultivate compassion, starting with ourselves. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

with Shastri Merlin Cox

December 12th - Date postponed or cancelled

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

Resource < Dance > Meditation - An Open Floor Meditation Cycle facilitated by Killian Strong

December 13th

Join in this simple and sometimes profound form: sitting, walking, dancing. Continue »

Winter Solstice Celebration

December 21st

All are warmly invited to join together at the Centre for our annual Winter Celebration on Saturday 21st December.  Continue »

Winter Retreat - Deepening Our Practice

with Peter Conradi

December 29th—December 31st

The turn of the year can be a challenging time and yet is also a good moment to pause and find renewed strength and consolation in our practice. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Jez Taylor

January 7th—January 28th (2020)

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

Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

with Shastri Merlin Cox

January 10th (2020)

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

MI / Guide Morning

with Jim O'Neill

January 12th (2020)

Process groups and general discussion for MIs and Guides Continue »

Basic Goodness Retreat: Feel Human Again (Shambhala Training Level 1)

with Jane Hope

January 18th—January 19th (2020)

“Feel Human Again” is a weekend retreat devoted to the practice of meditation and the discovery of basic goodness.  Open to everyone, whether you want to learn meditation for the first time or whether you are already an experienced meditator. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Shastri Merlin Cox

January 23rd (2020)

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 (2020)

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 »

Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

with Shastri Merlin Cox

February 9th (2020)

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

Mamo Chants - Dön Season

February 13th—February 22nd (2020)

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 (2020)

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 (2020)

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

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Shastri Merlin Cox

February 23rd (2020)

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 24th (2020)

Join us for early morning Shambhala Day celebrations starting with 108 gongs. Continue »

Relative Bodhicitta

with Shastri Merlin Cox

March 7th—March 8th (2020)

Coming to our Senses: A Lamledra Retreat

with Shastri Tessa Watt

March 15th—March 21st (2020)

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 Acharya David Schneider

March 21st—March 22nd (2020)

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 (2020)

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

Meditation and Action In the World

June 13th—June 14th (2020)