Welcome to the December/January Newsletter! We continue to offer online programming while the Center is closed to visitors, and unfortunately, due to the rise in Covid-19 cases in Arizona, our programming will be exclusively online for the time being. We are happy to announce a new online class starting in January, the Four Reminders, with guest presenters from the Los Angeles Shambhala Center.

Turning Our Minds to the Dharma: A Class on Contemplating the Four Reminders

Begins Saturday, January 9

This six-week course will present traditional teachings that are essential to Buddhist thought, and which illuminate how we could all enjoy our life much more. Known as the Four Reminders, or the Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind Toward the Dharma, these teachings invite us to contemplate the Dharmic view of the preciousness of our life, the impermanence of everything, how suffering is impossible to avoid, and how we are all subject to karma.

Our guest instructors are Emily Bower and Shastri Joel Wachbrit from the Los Angeles Shambhala Center. Please visit our website for more information, including costs and our Generosity Policy, and to register; a Zoom link for the class will be sent after you register.

Weekly Online Meetings

Sunday Public Sitting and Book Study
Monday Night Book Study (bi-weekly)
Heart of Recovery (Sarpashana), Tuesdays
Wednesday Public Sitting

We’re happy to offer our regular weekly schedule of sittings via Zoom. You can join the Zoom meetings using a computer or mobile app at the following links:

You do not need a Zoom account in order to join. If you do not have the Zoom computer client or mobile app, you’ll be prompted to download it when you click the link, or you can download it here.

You can also join with a telephone call. Please visit our calendar and click the event you want to join for a list of phone numbers.

Meditation instruction: If you would like meditation instruction, please contact us so we can set you up with an instructor.

Monday Night Book Study: This group meets every other week at 7 pm, and will be reading Mind Beyond Death by Dzogchen Ponlop. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Chris Noble-Power at 602-696-9694 and she will provide you with the Zoom link.

Public sittings, Sarpashana, book studies, and meditation instruction are always free. Donations are gratefully accepted. To make an online donation with PayPal, please visit our Donate page.

Have you ever thought about becoming a member of the Phoenix Shambhala Center?

Membership does more than just keep the rent paid so our building will be ready for us when we reopen. (Although that’s important, too!) Membership can be a statement about your personal inspiration, curiosity, and commitment to the path of awakening. Learn more at our Membership page.

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