Welcome to Adelaide Shambhala Meditation Group

Uplift your heart and mind through meditation

The Adelaide Shambhala Meditation Group is a vibrant, welcoming and supportive community dedicated to recognising and revealing the innate goodness within us all.

We are part of a global community, led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Shambhala presents the wisdom traditions of Buddhism and Tibet through accessible, modern and dynamic teachings. The teachings and practices uncover the compassion, clarity, joy and goodness within ourselves and each other, and connect us to the natural world.

We offer free meditation instruction for beginners and support for experienced practitioners with a range of regular meditation sessions, courses and retreats. You are warmly invited to join us!   See Upcoming Programs and Regular Events highlighted on this page. 


Upcoming events

Programs will recommence on Monday 12th February 2018.

Thank you to our members and friends for your interest, participation and support during 2017.

We are looking forward to catching up in 2018 to share meditation, the wisdom teachings of Shambhala and our community.


“In meditation we are constantly discovering who and what we are.”  Chögyam Trungpa


Shambhala New York City Podcasts

The Adelaide Shambhala Meditation Group is part of a world-wide network of Shambhala Groups and Centers including Shambhala New York City (https://ny.shambhala.org/) which has been offering New Yorkers the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation for over 40 years. We would like to share with you some of these very entertaining and enlightening talks from their Open House Program featuring senior Shambhala teachers.

Elizabeth Reid: Gathering Strength from the Richness of the Phenomenal World

What does it mean to engage fully with our world? Shastri Elizabeth Reid discusses the power of meditation to open us up to our senses, and to engage with the richness of the phenomenal world.


Elizabeth Reid is a Shastri, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, having been a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now the current Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. With a background in theater and dance and an ongoing relationship with photography, she is endlessly intrigued by the interplay between meditation and the arts. Passionate about bringing more body awareness to students in their practice and lives, she offers Alexander Technique based exercises in her teaching. She has a private practice in NYC as a Nationally Certified Alexander Technique Teacher.

David Perrin: Freedom of Speech

We are inundated by various forms of speech. And oftentimes – between family, social media, and other challenging aspects – we can feel trapped by its demands. How do we find true freedom through speech?


David Perrin is a teacher and meditation instructor in the Shambhala tradition. David has held various posts in Shambhala Governance and Leadership at the Center. Trained in the disciplines of dharma art, as well as creative arts therapy, David has collaborated with youth and adults across a variety of therapeutic, recreational, and educational settings. With over twenty-five years experience working in the third sector he has served in various governance, administrative, and field posts ranging from direct-service to social change philanthropy. David lives in New York City with his wife and three children.

Filomena Leonardi: Mindful Holidays – The Gift of Presence

The Holidays: a season of joy, gratitude, family and friends… and anxiety, sadness, chaos and conflict. Filomena Leonardi helps us unpack this contradiction, and investigates the role of mindfulness in helping us navigate the holidays.


Filomena Leonardi has been a student in the Shambhala tradition since 2009. Filomena is a partner at the global consulting firm, Spencer Stuart, where she regularly advises executives on talent management and leadership development considerations. Originally born and raised in Italy, Filomena has lived in several places, including London and Sydney. She has made  New York City her ‘home’ for over 10 years. In her (limited!) spare time, Filomena is an enthusiastic ceramics artist at Greenwich House Pottery, and considers clay and the wheel her very first mindfulness teachers.

Natalie Baker: The Lost Art of Good Conversation

Natalie Baker draws from the new book, “The Lost Art of Good Conversation” by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, as a basis for exploring how to communicate mindfully and how to avoid the pitfalls of communicating from negative emotions.


Natalie Baker, founder of Buddhist Psychotherapy NY & Neurofeedback NY, is a licensed psychotherapist and certified neurofeedback trainer in New York. She has been a student and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism and Shambhala Buddhism since the 90s.