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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:



Featured Programs

Learn To Meditate in the Shambhala Buddhist Tradition

with Jay Lippman

April 4th—April 25th

Want to learn how to meditate? Sign up for our 4 session class held on the first four Tuesday evenings of every month. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Jay Lippman

April 6th—May 4th

The Fearlessness in Everyday Life course mixes meditation with the vastness of space beyond concept. Continue »

Ikebana Workshop - Spring

with Julia Davidson

April 8th

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

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Jay Lippman

May 19th—May 21st

In Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World we work in a deliberate way. We make an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated during our meditation practice into all aspects of our daily life. Continue »

Sacred Path: Drala

with Jonathan Herson

June 23rd—June 25th

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. 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