Programs for Great Britain & Ireland Region

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

ZOOM - Cutting through Spiritual Materialism (Book Club)

with David Philbedge

January 15th—June 18th

Join us for an exploration of Trungpa Rinpoche's classic, Cutting through Spiritual Materialism! This Zoom-based group is open to everyone and will be mostly participant-led. Continue »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Learn to Meditate

with Shastri Tessa Watt

March 19th—April 9th

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

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Shambhala Training Weekend II: 'Birth of the Warrior'

with Acharya Orhun Cercel

March 30th—March 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 »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

The Search for Meaning - Open House Talk

with Jim O'Neill

April 1st

A public talk on how compassion, loyalty and a joy for life are important in this time of Brexit, Trump, impending climate catastrophe and the disillusionment that our, and many other spiritual communities, are presently suffering. Continue »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Parinirvana Day - Celebrating Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

April 4th

All Shambhala Members and those with a strong connection to VCTR or the Sadhana of Mahamudra are invited to celebrate the parinirvana anniversary of the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche with the Sadhana of Mahamudra feast practice. Continue »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Shambhala Training Weekend I: 'The Art of Being Human'

with Shastri Merlin Cox

April 13th—April 14th

Meditation is presented as an opportunity to rest in what you already are — basic goodness, natural peace, and clarity. It is how we train in being awake, placing the mind on the breath, in the present moment. Continue »

Bristol and S.W. U.K. Shambhala Meditation Group

Monthly talk - The Shambhala Lineage Supplication

April 24th

This is part of our series of monthly talks. During this talk we will look at the process of and reason for chanting and discover more about the various lineage holders who feature in this particular chant. Continue »

Dublin Shambhala Center

Kado: The Way of Flowers

with Martina Marx

April 26th—April 28th

Japanese art of contemplative flower arrangement Continue »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Developing Maitri and Turning against Self-Criticism

with Jim O'Neill

April 27th—April 28th

Save the date for a weekend with Jim O'Neill, focussing on the development of Maitri, or Loving-Kindness! Continue »

Bristol and S.W. U.K. Shambhala Meditation Group

Bringing an Attitude of Practice into Relationships

with Shastri John Seex

May 5th

Relationships are a practice of going beyond our fixed and habitual notion of self or ME. It is a profound practice of opening to the world and trusting the open space of whatever happens between us. Continue »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

The Art of Being an Idiot with Lucy Hopkins

May 11th—May 12th

This workshop offers space to learn, to discover, to identify obstacles and to overcome them, to play, to laugh and experience the amazing power of honest connection. Continue »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Save the Date: Lojong / Mind-Training Weekend

with Shastri Jane Hope

May 25th—May 26th

Save the date - a weekend of Lojong/Mind-Training teachings, with senior teacher Jane Hope! Continue »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Shambhala Training Weekend III: 'Warrior In The World'

with Shastri Jane Hope

May 31st—June 2nd

Having learnt not to turn away from fear, we can extend this insight into everyday life situations. We learn that we can apply our practice to whatever arises, developing more confidence in all aspects of our life. Continue »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Joy in Everyday Life

with Shastri Merlin Cox

June 6th—July 4th

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 »

Bristol and S.W. U.K. Shambhala Meditation Group

Drala

with Shastri Jane Hope

June 15th—June 16th

When you invoke drala, you begin to experience basic goodness reflected everywhere -- in yourself, in others, and in the entire world." - Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Continue »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Learn to Meditate

July 11th—August 1st

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

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Bleddfa Retreat : Maitri Space Awareness

with Acharya Barbara Märtens & Peter Conradi

July 19th—July 28th

This year we will offer teachings on both Shamatha, or Calm Abiding, and on the practice - discovered by Trungpa Rinpoche - of Maitri Space Awareness. These two practices can complement and deepen each other. Continue »