Welcome to Adelaide Shambhala Meditation Group

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

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 meditation sessions, courses and retreats. You are warmly invited to join us!


Programs for 2019

We are changing our dates!

Open House will be offered twice per month 
(first and third Monday of the month, starting in May) 

Saturday meditation will be offered on the last Saturday of the month 
(starting Saturday 25 May)

 As an outcome of our recent annual review, the Adelaide Shambhala Governing Council has decided to change the dates of our regular public offerings. These changes are intended to create space into which we will be offering other styles of study, contemplation and meditation as the year unfolds. The changes will begin in May.

Open House
From Monday 6 May Open House will be offered twice monthly, on the first and third Monday of each month. Start and finish times remain the same: 7:00-9:00pm.

Open House is also available via Zoom (similar to Skype). If you would like to join us online for Monday night Open House, you can log-in via  Zoom software. Click on the link above at around 6.45, install the software and join us online at 7.00 pm.

Zoom Link for Open House: https://zoom.us/j/671305477

Saturday meditation
Saturday meditation will be offered on the last Saturday of the month, commencing from Saturday 25 May. Start and finish times remain the same:
9:30 am – 4:00 pm (including a shared lunch). You are welcome to stay for the whole day or arrive and leave at any time.

Both offerings are open to the general public. They provide a wonderful opportunity for experienced and new meditators to share the meditation space with others, engage with the Buddhist wisdom teachings of the Shambhala lineage and enjoy each other’s good company. Individual meditation instruction is available.

New dates for your diary:

Open House (first and third Monday of the month)
6 & 20 May, 3 & 17 June,
1 & 15 July, 5 & 19 August,
2 & 16 September, 7 & 21 October,
4 & 18 November, 2 & 16 December

Saturday meditation (last Saturday of the month)
25 May, 29 June,
27 July, 31 August,
28 September, 26 October,
30 November


Summer 2020 Meditation Retreat

with Acharya Dale Asrael 

3 January – 18 January 2020

Shambhala Australia is pleased to announce that we are holding a two-week retreat in January 2020 in country Victoria.

A two-week retreat – called a half-dathün, (dathün is Tibetan for “moon session”)  – is an in-depth introduction to and deepening of the mindfulness-awareness meditation technique. Doing this practice transforms how we relate to ourselves and everyday life by allowing us to get to know our mind and patterns.

Half-dathüns also explore the Shambhala principle of basic goodness — that we are all, at the core, worthy and complete. Learning this principle is a journey whereby we make friends with who we are and draw out our inherent fearlessness.

The 2020 retreat follows two previous summer retreats in 2018 and 2019. Our venue is in beautiful hill country in central Victoria. Accommodation is comfortable, and the food is tasty and nourishing.

There will be options to attend the first week as well as the full two weeks.

Further information and registration will be available in May 2019.

Please consider joining us!


Information on allegations against the Sakyong 

In response to serious allegations of sexual misconduct and clerical abuse by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche (Shambhala’s Halifax-based leader), Shambhala International has taken a number of steps.  An Interim Board of Directors has been appointed by the Transition Task Force to oversee fiduciary and legal responsibilities and a Process Team is now organised to look at a new approach to community leadership in Shambhala. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has stepped aside from teaching and administrative duties. More detailed information including frequently asked questions and regular updates are available from websites hosted by the Interim Board (https://board.shambhala.org/) and the Process Team (https://shambhala-process-team.org/) We will continue to post email updates we receive and point of other information and resources, please follow the link…  Continue 


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