Open House – Conversation, food, and meditation

Please note: Open House has been temporarily suspended. Please contact us at [email protected] and we’ll respond within 24 hours to set you up with a meditation instructor.




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. This bi-monthly event is free and open to the public.

Meditation practice and instruction play a central role in Shambhala Buddhism. In more than 170 centers around the world Shambhala welcomes anyone interested in learning to meditate. Although one can find the essential techniques written down in many places, meditation remains essentially an oral tradition, and individual personal instruction is important.

Meditation is a natural state of the human mind—at rest, open, alert. The basic meditation technique predates all religious traditions, though it is used in one way or another by each of them. Undertaken as a steady practice, meditation allows the mind to relax and settle. It encourages our inherent qualities of stability, clarity and mental strength to emerge.

Please join us!

  • 6:30pm – Welcome with coffee, tea and snacks
  • 7:00pm – 7:30pm – Basic Goodness, meditation instruction, Intro to Shambhala lineage, activities of the center
  • 7:30pm – 8:00pm – Meditation and Questions

No preregistration is required.

Find how to get to our Shambhala Center here.