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Our Sarpashana group serves all people who are interested in relating their path of meditation and dharma studies to their alcohol or other addictions and recovery.
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Shambhala Online offers online sessions of various subject matter. Some sessions will be for specific topics and/or specific practice groups. Follow the link and check out their calendar for more information and registration.
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The vision of Shambhala is that a gentle and dignified life based on meditative understanding is accessible to everyone, and can blossom into enlightened society. Contemplative practices bring to our ordinary lives a natural sense of goodness, fearlessness, and humor. We welcome everyone who would like to learn meditation practice and who aspires to expand the experience of gentleness and non-aggression into all areas of life.
The Tucson Shambhala Meditation Center is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and further developed by his son and lineage holder Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. At our center, located at 3250 North Tucson Boulevard, we offer basic meditation classes, free meditation instruction, a curriculum of Buddhist studies and Shambhala Training—a progressive series of weekend workshops that help students develop a personal meditation practice in order to engage more fully and compassionately in the world. TSMC also provides many opportunities for communal gatherings, celebrations, and events.
We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.
Open Calendar View of Programs
Basic Goodness with Pema Chödrön
October 8th - October 29th
You are fundamentally open-minded, open-hearted, worthy, and good. But maybe you've forgotten that. In this course through meditation, teachings, and dialogue, Pema Chödrön will help you remember your basic goodness.more info
Heart of Warriorship Level II: Birth of the Warrior
October 24th - October 26th
Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness.more info
Learn To Meditate
Meditation is a natural state of the human mind—at rest, open, alert. The basic meditation technique predates all religious traditions, though it is used in one way or another by each of them.more info
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