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Shambhala is a welcoming, inclusive, and diverse community inspired by the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature, our innate wisdom, can be developed so that it benefits our own lives and helps meet the many challenges facing the world.

Wherever you may be on your path, at the West Chester Shambhala Center you will find a supportive community and a wealth of opportunities for spiritual and personal growth.

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Featured Programs

Zydeco Sangha Mixer

January 28th

Right after the Family and Children's hour, the day will be filled with Zydeco music, dancing and pot luck lunch. Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Way of Shambhala Level I

with Shastri Jerry Webster

February 3rd—February 5th

Ideal for both new meditators and those looking to deepen an existing practice, this weekend retreat focuses on mindfulness-awareness meditation and the vision that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. Continue »

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun

with Chris Kreeger

February 11th—February 12th

We invite eligible students to participate in the Sacred Path program, designed to further deepen your experience of meditation and contemplation practice, and to introduce you to studying specific Shambhala texts. Continue »

Ikebana Workshop - Winter

with Julia Davidson

February 18th

This workshop will continue our conversation about the Japanese art and practice of flower arranging. We will focus on seasonal arrangements for winter. This is an opportunity both for newcomers and for those who have already taken a course to practice to Continue »

Shambhala Day Celebration- Year of the Fire Bird

February 26th

Shambhala Day is the pinnacle of holidays in the Shambhala tradition, marking the new year. This holiday includes a traditional live-broadcast address from the Sakyong, and is a time for great festivities throughout Shambhala. Continue »


Recent News

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    Our Children’s Day shrine!

    West Chester is ready to celebrate Children’s Day! Our children decorated their own shrine – come visit us in the next 2 weeks to see it!    

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    October Haiku Competition

    Introducing the monthly haiku competition! Each month we will present a series of images to inspire a haiku. Simply reply to this email with your haiku, or submit at the Shambhala Center. The winning haiku will be picked by the West Chester Shambhala Council members and will be included in the next month’s newsletter. Anyone … Continue