Welcome to the April/May Newsletter! We continue to offer online programming while the Center is closed to visitors for the time being. However, we will resume our discussion about reopening in coming months, and we are happy to announce that we will be able to continue occupying our current space in Scottsdale. When we’re ready to reopen to in-person visits, we will be sure to let you know!

Book Study Groups

Enhance your practice with study. We offer two book study groups, currently meeting online. Book study groups are open to everyone and no preparation is required. We will share material on the screen and everyone will take turns reading.

Monday Night Book Study meets every other week at 7 pm. (April 12, 26, etc.) The group is currently 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.

Sunday Book Study meets after Sunday Public Sitting, starting at 11:30 am. The group is currently reading Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. To join this group, simply use the same Zoom link as our Sunday Sitting.

Shambhala Training

For those who have completed Level III of Shambhala Training, we’re happy to announce the continuation of the series, hosted by Phoenix Shambhala and offered online.
Classes take place over three Saturdays with additional time for sitting meditation during the week. Prerequisites apply. Please see the links for more information and to 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. 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.

Other Online Opportunities

  • Emptiness and the Heart Sutra, begins April 6, online from Shambhala Los Angeles. Explore one of the most important Buddhist texts in this 6-session course. See their website for more information and to register.
  • Foundational Teachings of Buddha Dharma with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, May 1-2, online from Shambhala Boulder. Study the Four Noble Truths with this special guest teacher. Register at the Boulder website.
  • Shambhala Sunday Gatherings continue weekly at Shambhala Online. Talks from various teachers on timely topics such as the Parinirvana of Chogyam Trungpa (April 4) and Earth Day (April 25). See the full schedule at Shambhala Online and register in advance to receive Zoom links.

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