Welcome to 2018

We hope you are well and rested after the seasonal break and enjoying 2018, the year of the Earth Dog. This particular element represents loyalty, protection, and friendship, so it promises to be an interesting year. Open house will commence on Tuesday 13, 2018 from 6.30pm – 8.15pm. Once again we will be celebrating Shambhala … Continue 

Closing for the 2017 holiday season

What a great end of year celebration we had last Tuesday. Now it is time to wish you seasons greetings and have a happy and restful holiday season. Open house will commence again next year on Tuesday 13 February, 2018. Hope to see you all there!

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