Ongoing programming at the Phoenix Shambhala Center

We offer regular weekly meditation sittings and Heart of Recovery (Sarpashana). Additional classes on meditation and Buddhist topics, and Sadhana practice opportunities, are offered online by our Center or others. Please read on for more information about our various offerings. Weekly Sittings Our Sunday Sittings and Heart of Recovery are offered in a hybrid format. … Continue 

Shambhala Day 2021 – Year of the Iron Ox

Update: The recording of the Shambhala Day broadcast is now available for free viewing at Shambhala Online. This year’s Shambhala Day is Friday, February 12. Join the Phoenix Shambhala Center, the Southwest Region, and Shambhala Online for a slate of online celebration and practice opportunities. Mamo Chants are done the last 10 days of the … Continue 

Community changes for COVID-19: online sittings and meditation instruction, and other resources

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: In-person public events, including Sunday/Wednesday sittings and Heart of Recovery (Sarpashana), have been temporarily suspended and moved to Zoom. We are working on putting a plan in place to safely reopen the Phoenix Center, and we are beginning to test models for hybrid online/in-person meetings. For the time being we will continue to … Continue 

FAQ – Answers to some common questions about the Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center

Welcome to the Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center! We often receive questions from newcomers about what to expect when they visit, and we’d like to answer some of the most common questions here. If you have further questions, please email us! Please note: Some of our events are online only, while others may offer limited in-person … Continue 

A Visit from Acharya Adam Lobel, February 10

The Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center is delighted to welcome Acharya Adam Lobel in a special Arizona visit on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7 pm. Acharya Lobel will be giving a talk on dharma practice, with a focus on answering our questions on how to practice in this groundless time. If you plan to attend … Continue 

The Heart of the Buddha: A new course in Mahayana study and practice

January events posted! There is a vast pool of ancient teachings on the Buddhist path of loving-kindness/compassion and emptiness from the Mahayana tradition. This is the tender heart of the Buddhist path – where we work to exchange ourselves for others. This skillful practice makes the discipline of our meditation practice come to life, and … Continue 

How do I learn to meditate? How do I learn more about meditation? An overview of our introductory programs

Are you curious about meditation? Have you tried meditation but you have questions about how to keep it going and establish a regular practice? The Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center has many different ways to learn to meditate or learn more about meditation. Read more to see which one might be right for you. What is … Continue 

Guest Post: Drupa Drong Monastery, by Chris Painter

Hello, my name is Chris Painter. I am an education graduate student at ASU and a friend of Pavel Sidakov. I have been meditating for around 10 years. As you may know, Nepal suffered a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 2015. Around 9,000 people across the country lost their lives, and scores of precious cultural … Continue 

Finance Report for the Phoenix Shambhala Center

From Phoenix Shambhala Chagdzö, Andre Shearer Intro Since becoming Chagdzö/treasurer for the Phoenix Shambhala Center, I have worked to understand trends in our income and spending and to develop a simple, clear way of providing information about finances for the Phoenix Shambhala Community. This work is ongoing. In the interest of answering questions that are … Continue 

Resources for the Sangha Regarding Harm in Shambhala

As many of you know, on June 25, 2018 Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche indicated the following in an open letter to the community: It is my wish for you to know that in my past there have been times when I have engaged in relationships with women in the Shambhala community. I have recently learned that … Continue