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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.

We’d love to meet you! Here’s how you can get started:

6/26/17 – The Young Meditators Group is temporarily postponed. Anyone interested is welcome to come to community meditation on Tuesday evenings or Sunday mornings instead.

 


Featured Programs

Emptiness and the Heart

with Aaron de Long & Kim Desrosiers

August 2nd—August 27th

In this class, we will explore the concept of emptiness, or shunyata, through the use of readings ranging from Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche to Thich Nhat Hanh, while referring to the Heart Sutra as our foundational text. Using contemplations, group exercises Continue »

Learn To Meditate in the Shambhala Buddhist Tradition

September 5th—September 19th

Want to learn how to meditate? Sign up for our 3 session class held on the first three Tuesday evenings of every month. In this class we will present and discuss the principles of Shambhala Buddhism and the path towards a meaningful life. Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Way of Shambhala Level I

with Shastri Jerry Webster

September 15th—September 17th

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 »

Learn To Meditate in the Shambhala Buddhist Tradition

October 3rd—October 17th

Want to learn how to meditate? Sign up for our 3 session class held on the first three Tuesday evenings of every month. In this class we will present and discuss the principles of Shambhala Buddhism and the path towards a meaningful life. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Jay Lippman

October 19th—November 16th

Jay Lippman will guide us through this 5-week course on cultivating a gentle and friendly relationship with our everyday lives. Through talks, guided meditation, contemplation, and discussion, we gain understanding and experience of unconditional contentm Continue »

 


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Recent News

  • 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!    

  • 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