Philadelphia Shambhala Center

2030 Sansom St
Philadelphia PA  19103-4417

Phone: (215) 568-6070

Philadelphia Shambhala Center

Welcome!

The Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center is part of Shambhala International, an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Our center offers daily public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices.

We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.

Public meditation is offered daily Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday.

The Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center offers public meditation sessions and classes in the Buddhist and Shambhala teachings and contemplative arts.

Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is the foundation of all that we do at the Shambhala Meditation Center. Originating from Shakyamuni Buddha, this 2,500 year-old practice of self-discovery is rooted in the simple, but revolutionary premise that every hum

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.

We offer free meditation instruct

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Founded: Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Parking: Street, Parking Lot

Categories: Buddhist Temple, Community Center, Education, Educational Organization

Hours

Mon: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm



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Past Events

Bagels & Dharma with Jude Robison

Bagels & Dharma with Jude Robison
10:30 am - 05/27/2018

At Philadelphia Shambhala Center

Bagels & Dharma is a program that reflects the Sakyong's vision of enlightened community. It combines meditation practice with a dharma talk, food, and conversation. ...

How to Meditate with Barry Buchy

How to Meditate with Barry Buchy
07:00 pm - 05/22/2018

At Philadelphia Shambhala Center

This program is a thorough introduction to meditation practice. This simple and effective course introduces 2500 year-old wisdom that is fresh and applicable in...

Monthly Sing - Mindfulness & Song

Monthly Sing - Mindfulness & Song
01:00 pm - 05/06/2018

At Philadelphia Shambhala Center

For anyone who wishes to join mindfulness and song... This two-hour gathering will include singing in unison, in parts, rounds and vocal warm-ups. We will also...

Feel, Be, Touch: The Practice of Shambhala Meditation

Feel, Be, Touch: The Practice of Shambhala Meditation
07:00 pm - 05/04/2018

At Philadelphia Shambhala Center

This course introduces Shambhala Meditation, a new practice created by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Simple yet profound, Shambhala Meditation complements and empowers...

The Joy of Origami by Barbara Pearl

The Joy of Origami by Barbara Pearl
06:00 pm - 04/27/2018

At Philadelphia Shambhala Center

THE JOY OF ORIGAMI with award winning author, educator, and storyteller Barbara Pearl, M.A. Discover the beauty and joy of origami, the art and Zen of Japanese paper...

Bagels & Dharma with Shastri Tom Berthoff

Bagels & Dharma with Shastri Tom Berthoff
10:30 am - 04/22/2018

At Philadelphia Shambhala Center

Bagels & Dharma is a program that reflects the Sakyong's vision of enlightened community. It combines meditation practice with a dharma talk, food, and conversation. ...

Dying Matters: End Of Life Planning For Buddhists

Dying Matters: End Of Life Planning For Buddhists
09:30 am - 04/21/2018

At Philadelphia Shambhala Center

Dying Matters: End Of Life Planning For Buddhists, Introducing “Death & Dying: A Guide” Saturday, April 21, 9:30 to 4:00; 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia The...

Philly Fresh Dharma: Leap in with Bravery! with Jean Plough

Philly Fresh Dharma: Leap in with Bravery! with Jean Plough
07:00 pm - 04/12/2018

At Philadelphia Shambhala Center

WhaStarting a conversation has the quality of leaping. Beginning a conversation is an act of bravery… it shows your vulnerability. Bravery is an act of fearlessness....

How to Meditate with Joann Herson

How to Meditate with Joann Herson
07:00 pm - 04/12/2018

At Philadelphia Shambhala Center

This program is a thorough introduction to meditation practice. This simple and effective course introduces 2500 year-old wisdom that is fresh and applicable in...

Open House / Orientation with Jude Robison

Open House / Orientation with Jude Robison
07:00 pm - 04/11/2018

At Philadelphia Shambhala Center

All are warmly welcomed to attend our Open House program. The Philadelphia Shambhala Center hosts an Open House on the first Wednesday of each month from 7-8:30...

Open House

Open House
07:00 pm - 04/11/2018

At Philadelphia Shambhala Center

All are warmly welcomed to attend our Open House program. The Philadelphia Shambhala Center hosts an Open House on the first Wednesday of each month from 7-8:30...

Beyond Enemies - Friday Talk

Beyond Enemies - Friday Talk
07:00 pm - 04/06/2018

At Philadelphia Shambhala Center

How can we most effectively meet our toughest social, cultural, environmental and political challenges with less rancor and divisiveness? To tap nondual wisdom and...

Radical Responsibility - Weekend

Radical Responsibility - Weekend
07:00 pm - 04/06/2018

At Philadelphia Shambhala Center

Radical Responsibility: A Mindfulness-Based Emotional Intelligence (MBEI) Training for Personal & Social Transformation * Friday night only registration is also...

Philly Fresh Dharma with Valerie Saxton

Philly Fresh Dharma with Valerie Saxton
07:00 pm - 04/05/2018

At Philadelphia Shambhala Center

Explore fresh perspectives on the Shambhala dharma led by emerging teachers. This presentation, discussion, and conversation is part of a Thursday evening series...

Monthly Sing - Mindfulness & Song

Monthly Sing - Mindfulness & Song
01:00 pm - 04/01/2018

At Philadelphia Shambhala Center

with Alexander deVaron This is for anyone who wishes to join mindfulness and song... temple.edu/boyer/about/people/alexanderdevaron.asp This two-hour gathering...

Philly Fresh Dharma: Be Kind with Marilia Marien

Philly Fresh Dharma: Be Kind with Marilia Marien
07:00 pm - 03/29/2018

At Philadelphia Shambhala Center

What do you do when you don't know what to do? Be kind! We will expolore what being kind means in this conversation, part of a Thursday evening series open to...

Philly Fresh Dharma: End Well with Anna Murphey

Philly Fresh Dharma: End Well with Anna Murphey
07:00 pm - 03/22/2018

At Philadelphia Shambhala Center

Life is full of endings, big and small. As human beings, we struggle with endings. We don’t want to face the truth that everything changes. Saying “goodbye”...

Meditation in Everyday Life

Meditation in Everyday Life
06:30 pm - 03/20/2018

At Philadelphia Shambhala Center

Meditation in Everyday Life is a five-week class designed to help new meditators (including those who have never meditated before) develop a regular practice and...

Philly Fresh Dharma: The Strength of Feedback

Philly Fresh Dharma: The Strength of Feedback
07:00 pm - 03/15/2018

At Philadelphia Shambhala Center

with Margaret Ervin The Philly Fresh Dharma series is an exploration of fresh perspectives on the Shambhala dharma led by emerging teachers. The program is open...

How to Meditate with Jude Robison

How to Meditate with Jude Robison
07:00 pm - 03/14/2018

At Philadelphia Shambhala Center

This program is a thorough introduction to meditation practice. This simple and effective course introduces 2500 year-old wisdom that is fresh and applicable in...

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