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 Sunday morning meditation practice is 9:30 -11 am, with sitting and walking meditation. We begin with morning chants at 9:30. Chants are always optional; chant books are provided for those who wish to join or read along. If you do not wish to chant, you are welcome to join sitting anytime after 9:45. Sitting is followed by a tea break, then book study and discussion (schedule permitting).

No prior meditation experience is required to attend Public Sittings. Free meditation instruction is available.

Find how to get to our Shambhala Center here.

Ongoing Book Study Groups

Monday Night Book Study (Ocean of Dharma)

This study group meets via Zoom every other Monday at 7 pm. We will read together Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s book Mind Beyond Death. If you are interested in joining the group, please notify Chris Noble-Power via text/phone call (602) 696-9694 and she will provide you the Zoom link.

It is helpful but not necessary to buy the book. We will likely have an electronic copy to share via Zoom. If you wish to purchase your own copy, it is available at retail vendors or online at Shambhala Publications.

Sunday Book Study

This study group meets on Sundays after Public Sitting, starting at 11:30 am (except where there is a conflicting event). Starting in May 2023, we will be reading Pema Chodron’s newest book How We Live is How We Die. We are meeting in-person and on-line.  Find us at the Center at 7024 E. Osborn Rd, Scottsdale, or join on-line using this  Zoom link.

Sadhana of Shambhala

I am basically good.
All beings are basically good.
Society is basically good.

The Shambhala Sadhana is a practice of chants, mantras and visualization to explore basic goodness.

In January 2011, toward the end of his year in retreat, the Kongma Sakyong composed the Shambhala Sadhana as a way to celebrate and strengthen our understanding of basic goodness and enlightened society. This remarkable practice will also serve as a way to bind the Shambhala community in kinship, vision, loyalty, and delight.

These Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practices are open to our entire community. Bring your friends, family, children, partners or just yourself. We are a society. This is an opportunity for us to meet, practice together, and have conversation and food to foster experiences of basic goodness personally, and to further bind us as a wholesome community.

We look forward to all of you joining us in these monthly Full Moon gatherings to enjoy the vision and activity of enlightened society.

See our monthly calendar for practice dates.

Introductory

Impermanence is certain. Suffering is optional.

with Katherine Kim Kelso

July 28th

This 3-hour class is directed toward those who have a beginning ground and interest in mindfulness meditation practice and want to expand their mindfulness/awareness practice to include their whole experience. Continue »