The Shambhala View: a path of basic goodness

The Sydney Shambhala group offers guided meditation instruction and teachings to the public at our Newtown venue every Tuesday 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.

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.

“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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Open House & Community Practice Evenings

Open to public. All welcome.

The community evenings will be on the first Wednesday evening of every month from 6pm to 7.30 pm. The practice evenings will then be on every Tuesday night till the end of the month 6.15pm – 7.45pm.  More →

Recent News

  • Community night this Wednesday

    On Wednesday 4 October we will be featuring a talk by Daniel Hessey, a senior meditation teacher in the Shambhala tradition called Mindfulness – Kindness or Claustrophobia? We often have subtle habits – deeply ingrained – of anxiety and self-aggression, experienced as resistance and claustrophobia both on and off the cushion. Daniel Hessey discusses how … Continue