The Shambhala View

It is the Shambhala view that every human being has a fundamental nature of goodness, warmth and intelligence. This nature can be cultivated through meditation, following ancient principles and it can be further developed in daily life, so that it radiates  to family, friends, community and society.

Shambhala Sydney Meditation offers guided instruction and teachings to the public at our City gatherings every Wednesday night. Several times a year local or international senior teacher come and teach a Shambhala Training Level which is part of the Way of Shambhala curriculum. Shambhala Training is a sequence of contemplative weekend workshops, suitable for anyone looking to explore the transformative benefits of meditation.

“There will always be hardened hearts and mental anomalies-depression,anxiety, and fear-just as there will always be behavioural anomalies and environmental anomalies. From the perspective of bravery, these conditions are not the norm, and when they arise, they should be treated with compassion and concern. That’s how a fearful mind becomes a joyful mind. In order to be brave, we must trust that underneath it all, there is sanity and openness. It is critical to understand that there is a direct relationship between our internal ethics and the external environment.”

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche



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Ongoing Offerings

Open House & Community Practice Evenings

Every Tuesday Evening
5:45pm – 7pm

Open to the Public – All welcome. A practice evening; Meditation, walking meditation & Shamatha Yoga, and may include discussions and contemplation meditations.

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  • Margaret Hughes teaching on Generosity, the first of the six Paramitas, at Sydney Shambhala. This is Talk 1 in a series of six talks on the Six Paramitas, or the The Six Ways of Compassionate Living.

    The Six Ways of Compassionate Living – Talk 1 Generosity

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