Ongoing Offerings

Our center offers a rich array of weekly ongoing offerings free to the public. No prior meditation experience required to attend. Most programs offer meditation instruction upon request. All are welcome.

Questions about visiting our Center? See our FAQ post for answers to many common questions, or email us at the address in the footer if you don’t see your answer.

Public Sitting Hours

Our regular mid-week meditation sitting is on Wednesday night 7-7:30pm. Sitting is followed by a tea break, then book study and discussion (schedule permitting).

Our regular Sunday morning meditation sitting has two sessions: Morning Chants and Meditation at 9:30-10 am, and Sitting and Walking meditation at 10 – 11 am. You are welcome to attend either or both sessions as you prefer. Sitting is followed by a tea break and snacks, then book study and discussion (schedule permitting).

Find how to get to our Shambhala Center here.

Ongoing Study Group:The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma

This study group meets every other week at our Mid-Town Delek, the (handicap accessible) home of Muffie and Chris Noble-Power on Monday evenings. A potluck supper and social time starts at 6:30pm with the book study from 7:00pm – 8:30pm.  Please contact Chris at 602-696-9694 or Muffie at 602-885-1811 for address/directions.

We completed the first two volumes of the Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, which elucidate the hinayana and mahayana paths. As of January 2018 we are reading the third volume, the Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness. If you would like to join the book group it would be helpful to have some background in the hinayana and mahayana paths. But this is not necessary. All are welcome to participate. Once we finish the third volume (estimated two years) we will likely restart with book one The Path of Individual Liberation.

It is not necessary to buy the books. We have a copy to share as we take turns reading each evening.  If you wish to purchase your own copy, they are available at www.shambhala.com/the-profound-treasury-of-the-ocean-of-dharma.html or at other online retailers.  Please feel free to call us with questions.

 

Introductory

Phoenix Shambhala Center Open House - Meditation Instruction

November 7th

Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center will offer free instruction on how to meditate. A brief talk and meditation instruction will be followed by Q&A, and refreshments. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Lynn Vineyard & Stuart Rice

November 7th—December 5th

Have you ever been curious about meditation? This course provides introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. Continue »

Council Meeting

November 12th

Our Community Council Meetings are open to the public. Continue »

Heart Sutra Weekend

with Shastri Kim Kelso

December 7th—December 9th

This study and practice weekend is a deep dive into the Heart Sutra, a traditional Buddhist teaching chanted all over the world by most sects of Buddhism. Continue »