All Courses, Events, Programmes and Workshops

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 Richard Knott

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 »

Practice as the Process of Undressing - Open House Talk

with Jim O'Neill

March 2nd

Meditation practice may be seen as a process of undressing, of stripping off layers of defensive anxiety, of complications and of obscuration, built up over many years and perhaps lifetimes. Continue »

Public Question & Answer Session

with Larry Mermelstein

March 7th

An evening with Larry Mermelstein - on the Kagyu, Nyingma, and Shambhala paths, the history of the community.... and whatever you may want to ask! Continue »

Talk for the Vajra Sangha: The Practice of Ordinary Mind

with Larry Mermelstein

March 8th

An opportunity for the Vajra Sangha to gather and talk about the practice of ordinary mind. Continue »

The Practice Lineage: Opportunity for Lungs

with Larry Mermelstein

March 8th

An opportunity to receive reading transmission (lung) for a number of Vajrayana practices - for Ngöndro practitioners/Tantrikas, Vajrayogini, and Chakrasamvara Sadhakas. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with David Rule

March 12th—April 2nd

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

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 »

Live Space

with David Schneider

March 21st—March 22nd

Certain kinds of psycho-physical space support inspiration and the creation of art, especially dharma art. The same thing could be said more generally: particular psycho-physical spaces help us live in a mindful, brave, authentic way Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Shastri Merlin Cox

March 24th

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 »

Basic Goodness Retreat: Shambhala Training Level 1

with Jim O'Neill

March 28th—March 29th

This weekend retreat is an opportunity to deepen both our training in and understanding of the practice of meditation. It is ideal for students who have recently begun, but also for those have been practicing longer, to connect with their initial longing Continue »

Easter Weekend Meditation Retreat

with Dr. Angela Newton

April 11th—April 12th

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Adam Hart

April 22nd

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 »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Shastri Merlin Cox & Jez Taylor

April 23rd—May 21st

Soaring on the wings of hope and fear, we often crash and burn. What happens if we begin to see life as it is? This course incorporates a further exploration of the Buddhist teachings on mind and the nature of reality. Continue »

Absolute Bodhicitta: Emptiness and Compassion

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 »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Shastri Merlin Cox

May 22nd

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 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 »