A permanent home for meditation in West Chester

After a long search and years of anticipation, we are so very happy to announce that we have our own permanent space! West Chester Shambhala will soon be located at 120 N. Church St, Suite 102 (ground floor), in the heart of Downtown West Chester. We have renovations to do before we can move in, … Continue 

What Is Harvest of Peace?

Shambhala holds community celebrations four times a year on the equinoxes and solstices. The Harvest of Peace is celebrated close to the autumn soltstice. Traditionally we have a community meeting and also view a talk by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Harvest of Peace is on September 26 this year. The Harvest of Peace is also the … Continue 

Spiritual Friend

A description of the “spiritual friend” from the Mahayana teachings. This text is transribed from the Chogyam Trungpa’s 1975 talks on mindfulness and awareness, Talk 3 http://www.chronicleproject.com/CTRlibrary/Mindfulness-and-Awareness.html. It is very much necessary, to follow on the spiritual path, to have a sense of personal relationship with the teacher, kalyana mitra, gewa’ i shenyen. It’s very … Continue 

Midsummer’s Day Event

Whew! That was one long winter. We have a Midsummer’s Day party coming up on June 20, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm, to celebrate the longest day of the year, and each other’s company. The event is open to all, especially including family and children. It is at Alice and Jeff Hunsburger’s home in … Continue 

Shambhala Day 2015

If you click through to this post, you can see pictures and also click here to download a very short greeting from our shrine room. It seems not to want to embed on the page: Shambhala Day 2015.

January Update

We have some new events on the calendar, including two Nyinthuns, which are day-long practice events. In addition there are courses for new meditators as well as more experienced meditators. If you just found us, please consider joining us on Tuesday night from 7:00 to 9:00 at the West Chester Friends’ Meeting. You may also … Continue 

Fall Update

We have added new courses for 2014, Meditation in Everyday Life will be offered at the West Chester Borough Municipal Building in February and again in March. We will also offer Fearlessness in Everyday Life for those who have already taken Contentment in Everyday Life and Joy in Everyday Life. See the link to Courses … Continue 

Blackeyed Susans

Late Summer Update

The next course we offer is Joy in Everyday Life beginning September 3. This is the third course in the Way of Shambhala Curriculum. The prerequisite for this course is Contentment in Everyday Life, which we have offered twice in the past year. Those taking this next course will see old friends and meet new. … Continue 

Nalanda Translation Committee

Shambhala is a lineage within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition with teachings accessible to English speakers, and speakers of many other Western languages. The current teachings of the lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham (who was born in India and raised in both India and the United States) are composed in English and translated into several other languages. … Continue 

Welcome to Summer!

Our next class, Contentment in Everyday Life, begins July 10. Click on the link at upper right to register. The class will run for five Thursdays at the West Chester Friends Meeting House, 425 North High Street, West Chester 19380. Shambhala offers a series of “in everyday life” trainings to help practitioners bring their daily … Continue