Ongoing Support

Shambhala meditation instructors are available to answer questions about meditation and work with practitioners on an ongoing basis. Instructors are senior Shambhala Buddhist practitioners trained and authorized to help meditators deepen and stabilize their understanding and experience of meditation.

Arrangements are individualized: they can range from a meeting or two to clarify points of practice to an ongoing relationship involving more regular meetings. The relationship is based on friendship, mentoring, and confidentiality.

To work with a meditation instructor, feel free to ask one you know, or contact our Meditation Instructor Coordinator.

What to expect

Depending on your interest and experience, ongoing instruction might include:

  • Clarifying the view of meditation that points to unconditional wisdom and compassion as the very ground of our being, revealed and strengthened by the practice.
  • Instruction on working with common obstacles to meditation– disheartenment, resistance, procrastination, discursiveness and spacing out.
  • Individualized guidance on the path of practice and study to make the most of opportunities for classes, programs and retreats, as well as suggesting reading and contemplations.
  • Ways to join meditation and daily life to meet life’s ups and downs with a strong, pliable mind and an open heart.