Community

The Sydney Shambhala group is made up of a diverse, capable and friendly group of people. Our members and friends include senior teachers who have walked the Shambhala Buddhist path for many years; as well as a growing number of enthusiastic newcomers who are just discovering our teachings on realising basic goodness and building an enlightened society.

The Sydney Shambhala community features community and health workers, therapists, professionals, academics, business people, artists, healers and people who are creating alternate livelihoods. The age of the community ranges from the twenties to the sixties. Ethnicity and religious backgrounds are also quite diverse.

Our commonality is founded in our hearts desire to create contentment in our own personal lives while simultaneously contributing to the manifestation of an enlightened society. Wisdom, compassion and mindful expression of Shambhala Buddhist values are also shared aspirations and qualities.

We are very much part of a global Shambhala community or mandala, the centre of which is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The organisational structure and responsibilities at Shambhala Sydney Meditation is governed within the framework outlined by our global community.

Whether you are just simply looking to find some personal answers or if you are looking for a journey of a lifetime, you are always most welcome!

Open House

We are now offering both regular online and face-to-face open houses.

All are welcome!

Online Tuesday Evening Meditation and Discussion Group 7.30-8.45pm
This group commences on 16 February and then continues on the first and third Tuesday of every month. Our local meditation instructor will be guiding this Open House and there will be sitting, walking and contemplations with discussion. Once a month we will have a guest meditation instructor ,  who will present talks and run group discussion on a variety of dharmic themes.

Weekly Meditation Online every Sunday morning 9- 10.45am
At this group, we join up with the Northern Rivers meditators and two of our Australian teachers. We sit and walk for about an hour and also share our responses to select readings.

In-person Meditation and afternoon tea on Sunday 2 May 1-3.30pm
This will take place in the beautiful Dickson Street hall in Newtown. These gatherings will then continue on the first Sunday of the month. The next one is 2 May. It will be wonderful to meet in person again after 2020.

For more details go to our Facebook page or email: [email protected]