End of year celebration

What a busy and successful year 2017 was. Highlights included running Level 1,2 and 3 as well as a six night program called Meditation in Every Day Life, and finishing off the Sunday afternoon series on the Paramitas. This was on top of our weekly open house. Anyhow, we have finally come to the ‘silly … Continue 

Media consumption and meditation

This Wednesday, 10 November, 2017 the Sydney Shambhala group will be holding a Community night featuring a discussion on mindful media consumption: How do we consume media? What does it mean to bring mindfulness to media and social media consumption? How can we create a healthy media diet? This is a very relevant issue for … Continue 

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 

Special Community night this Wednesday

On Wednesday 6 September we will be featuring a new documentary from Shambhala called “An Uncommon King”. This program follows the Sakyong’s life story from his father’s escape over the mountaintops of Tibet, to birth in a refugee camp in India, growing up in Colorado and finally taking up the mantle after his father’s death … Continue 

August program

During August open house and community nights will be replaced by a five week course called Meditation in Everyday Life (MIEL). So if you are not coming to this program the next public program will be the Community house on the first Wednesday in September. For details about the MIEL read the Featured Programs on … Continue 

Community night

In the last few community nights we have been exploring the theme of “What is Shambhala”? Continuing this exploration, we will watch and discuss two short talks from Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche on Shambhala, enlightened society and our own practice. Please join us for our community night, this Wednesday night 5 July, … Continue 

Community night and feast

Have you ever wondered why Shambhala has an emphasis on warriorship and basic goodness, why we meditate in this particular form, and the influences on Shambhala? Please come to our community night, next Wednesday night 7 June, 2017, where we will have a talk and discussion on some of the influences on the Shambhala culture … Continue 

Seasons greetings

Hopefully you are now beginning to wind down for the end-of-year break. 2016 has been a big year for Sydney Shambhala. We moved from the city to Newtown. The new premises are delightful and friendly. So please come and visit us in 2017. For the first time we had a float in the Gay MardiGras- … Continue 

Sydney Shambhala Meditation Group

August offerings at Shambhala Sydney – meditation and more!

Hi everyone! We have now been at our beautiful new home at Inner West Cultural Services, 35-39 Dickson St, Newtown for two months! Open House is every Tuesday night (except for the first week of every month, when we meet on Wednesday evenings) from 6pm to 7.30. Open House features sitting meditation, and walking meditation, with meditation instruction … Continue 

The Six Ways of Compassionate Living – Talk 3 Discipline

Link to Talk 3 Patience. Sydney Shambhala Meditation Group was delighted by a visit from Australia’s one and only Shastri (A title for a Senior Teacher) Loretta Geuenich. She presented Talk 3 of our Six Ways of Compassionate Living (the six paramitas) on 15 May 2016, on the same day that she presented Patience. The … Continue