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Everyone agrees that Meditation is good for you. Why not join us and see for yourself?

As part of the community of international meditation centres established by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, our goal is to practice and make available the Shambhala teachings. We provide meditation trainings, contemplative art courses, community events and family programs.

Shambhala welcomes people from all walks of life, faiths, and backgrounds. They come together to practice meditation, gather, and celebrate in order to develop a global culture that cultivates dignity and sanity in an increasingly chaotic and stressful world.

What is Shambhala?

“the Shambala meditation teachings are based on the principle that there is a basic human knowledge that can aid in solving problems of the world.”

(Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche)

This knowledge is not assumed to originate from any one culture, faith, or practice of meditation . The kindness and warmth of each individual can be enclosed by apprehension and self-centeredness. The journey to becoming completely human requires that one observe through this apprehension and awaken to discover the natural intelligence. The journey of awakening is called the path of the warrior, because of the courage required to face one’s own mind. The Shambhala path of meditation requires the practitioner to learn various other practices of meditation also. This contemplation assists us to break through old habits and self-image, to awaken completely to the bliss of living in the world.

Shambhala is also a global community of people inspired by this principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness.

“The path of Shambhala is here to awaken us to the potential of our lives. It teaches us how to live meaning fully and vigorously, with joy. Its ancient but practical wisdom allows us to discover unconditional human confidence. Through the practice of meditation, we discover that goodness, strength, and wisdom are inherent in our own mind and being. Having gained this insight, we are able to maneuver through life with courage, intelligence, and compassion. Daily life becomes an opportunity to further cultivate these qualities. In Shambhala this journey is exemplified by the tiger, lion, garuda, and dragon—four animals that each reveal to us a specific wisdom. As we fully realize these enlightened qualities, we are able to rouse them for a world that desperately needs this knowledge and experience. I look forward to working with you as we make this journey together.”

~ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

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Upcoming events (5+)

Nyilt meditáció / Open meditation

Ars & Vita Foundation

***IMPORTANT*** We are at Vaci *UTCA* and not Vaci UT!! We are down on the lower part of the pedestrian street, close to the Erzsebet bridge and Ferenciek Square metro station.. HÉTFÖ esténkent (19-21 oraig) tartjúk a közös meditációs összejöveteleinket / Open Meditation sessions each MONDAY at 7-9pm!! (for more info in ENGLISH - scroll down) RSVP *nem* szükséges! Mindenkit szeretettel várjuk HÉTFŐ esti meditáción , preferált nyelvétől és tapasztalatátől függetlenul. Mindig lesz valaki aki segiteni tud a forditásban ha szükséges. A meditációba való bevezetést továbbra is akar angolul, akar magyarul is tarthatjuk az uj gyakorlók számára. Címunk: Ars & Vita Foundation, Budapest, Váci utca 40, I. emelet (a lifttal szemben), 23-ás csengő Ami lesz: 1 óra samatha meditáció, tanítások, tapasztalataink megbeszélése, a békében időzés művészete, tea... Hozzájárulás: 1000 Ft, szíved és lehetőséged szerint Csoportunk non-profit és önfenntartó, önkéntes munkával szervezzük programjainkat. Adományoddal hozzájárulsz a terem bérleti díjához és a működési költségekhez, és segítesz másoknak is bekapcsolódni a meditáció gyakorlásába. ------ IMPORTANT : RSVP is *not* necessary! Open Meditation sessions each MONDAY at 7-9pm!! We hold our regular Open mediation session every MONDAY evening. All are welcome, whatever your language preferences may be. No prior meditation experience is required. There will always be someone available to help with translations if need be, and introductions to the mediation can be given in either English or Hungarian. If it is your first time with us, please try to arrive ~10 minutes early for a brief introduction and meditation instruction. Location: Ars & Vita Foundation, Váci utca 40, Budapest, doorbell #23. Up on the 1st floor (opposite the elevator doors - actually 2 floors up even though it's called *1st* floor :-) ) Weekly agenda: Open House - 1hr meditation, sometimes with teachings on mindfulness in everyday life or conversation topics, followed by a talking circle, tea + cookies. Contribution: Suggested 1000ft (as your heart and finances allow) Our group is non-profit and self-supporting, and we our programs are organized by and staffed with volunteers. Your donation helps to cover the location rental and operational costs and allows other - less well situated - people to participate in meditation practice.

Nyilt meditáció / Open meditation

Ars & Vita Foundation

***IMPORTANT*** We are at Vaci *UTCA* and not Vaci UT!! We are down on the lower part of the pedestrian street, close to the Erzsebet bridge and Ferenciek Square metro station.. HÉTFÖ esténkent (19-21 oraig) tartjúk a közös meditációs összejöveteleinket / Open Meditation sessions each MONDAY at 7-9pm!! (for more info in ENGLISH - scroll down) RSVP *nem* szükséges! Mindenkit szeretettel várjuk HÉTFŐ esti meditáción , preferált nyelvétől és tapasztalatátől függetlenul. Mindig lesz valaki aki segiteni tud a forditásban ha szükséges. A meditációba való bevezetést továbbra is akar angolul, akar magyarul is tarthatjuk az uj gyakorlók számára. Címunk: Ars & Vita Foundation, Budapest, Váci utca 40, I. emelet (a lifttal szemben), 23-ás csengő Ami lesz: 1 óra samatha meditáció, tanítások, tapasztalataink megbeszélése, a békében időzés művészete, tea... Hozzájárulás: 1000 Ft, szíved és lehetőséged szerint Csoportunk non-profit és önfenntartó, önkéntes munkával szervezzük programjainkat. Adományoddal hozzájárulsz a terem bérleti díjához és a működési költségekhez, és segítesz másoknak is bekapcsolódni a meditáció gyakorlásába. ------ IMPORTANT : RSVP is *not* necessary! Open Meditation sessions each MONDAY at 7-9pm!! We hold our regular Open mediation session every MONDAY evening. All are welcome, whatever your language preferences may be. No prior meditation experience is required. There will always be someone available to help with translations if need be, and introductions to the mediation can be given in either English or Hungarian. If it is your first time with us, please try to arrive ~10 minutes early for a brief introduction and meditation instruction. Location: Ars & Vita Foundation, Váci utca 40, Budapest, doorbell #23. Up on the 1st floor (opposite the elevator doors - actually 2 floors up even though it's called *1st* floor :-) ) Weekly agenda: Open House - 1hr meditation, sometimes with teachings on mindfulness in everyday life or conversation topics, followed by a talking circle, tea + cookies. Contribution: Suggested 1000ft (as your heart and finances allow) Our group is non-profit and self-supporting, and we our programs are organized by and staffed with volunteers. Your donation helps to cover the location rental and operational costs and allows other - less well situated - people to participate in meditation practice.

Nyilt meditáció / Open meditation

Ars & Vita Foundation

***IMPORTANT*** We are at Vaci *UTCA* and not Vaci UT!! We are down on the lower part of the pedestrian street, close to the Erzsebet bridge and Ferenciek Square metro station.. HÉTFÖ esténkent (19-21 oraig) tartjúk a közös meditációs összejöveteleinket / Open Meditation sessions each MONDAY at 7-9pm!! (for more info in ENGLISH - scroll down) RSVP *nem* szükséges! Mindenkit szeretettel várjuk HÉTFŐ esti meditáción , preferált nyelvétől és tapasztalatátől függetlenul. Mindig lesz valaki aki segiteni tud a forditásban ha szükséges. A meditációba való bevezetést továbbra is akar angolul, akar magyarul is tarthatjuk az uj gyakorlók számára. Címunk: Ars & Vita Foundation, Budapest, Váci utca 40, I. emelet (a lifttal szemben), 23-ás csengő Ami lesz: 1 óra samatha meditáció, tanítások, tapasztalataink megbeszélése, a békében időzés művészete, tea... Hozzájárulás: 1000 Ft, szíved és lehetőséged szerint Csoportunk non-profit és önfenntartó, önkéntes munkával szervezzük programjainkat. Adományoddal hozzájárulsz a terem bérleti díjához és a működési költségekhez, és segítesz másoknak is bekapcsolódni a meditáció gyakorlásába. ------ IMPORTANT : RSVP is *not* necessary! Open Meditation sessions each MONDAY at 7-9pm!! We hold our regular Open mediation session every MONDAY evening. All are welcome, whatever your language preferences may be. No prior meditation experience is required. There will always be someone available to help with translations if need be, and introductions to the mediation can be given in either English or Hungarian. If it is your first time with us, please try to arrive ~10 minutes early for a brief introduction and meditation instruction. Location: Ars & Vita Foundation, Váci utca 40, Budapest, doorbell #23. Up on the 1st floor (opposite the elevator doors - actually 2 floors up even though it's called *1st* floor :-) ) Weekly agenda: Open House - 1hr meditation, sometimes with teachings on mindfulness in everyday life or conversation topics, followed by a talking circle, tea + cookies. Contribution: Suggested 1000ft (as your heart and finances allow) Our group is non-profit and self-supporting, and we our programs are organized by and staffed with volunteers. Your donation helps to cover the location rental and operational costs and allows other - less well situated - people to participate in meditation practice.

Full week retreat : Sitting Still and Drala Dance

A Pannonhalmi Főapátság Vendégháza-Szent Jakab Ház

with Acharya Mathias Pongrácz, Daniel Boldog and others. Come and reset your energy, body and mind in a joyous week of meditation and dance in Hungary! We will be practicing Shamatha / Vipashyana meditation, hearing talks on how to open our heart/mind to the vastness and fundamental goodness and practicing the ancient art of Hungarian dance. This is a great opportunity to gather ourselves, synchronize body& mind and activate the awakened energy of enlightened society. Hungary has an ancient and unbroken tradition of celebrating with folk dances that on the spot act to dispel cowardly or stuck mind-states. Traditional musicians will participate and create the rhythmic, exhilarating environment for our Drala Dance. While sitting still you can easily space out - but when in a group circle danceyou are sure to immediately come back to the present! In this way we will combine the very best of human culture to create an awake and invigorating atmosphere that brings wisdom and compassion alive. The location is Pannonhalma – a retreat setting in the countryside near the oldest monastery in Hungary (over a thousand years old). It is easy to reach by train from both Vienna or Budapest. Arrival: Saturday August 10th 18h – Departure: morning of August 17 Program Pricing (amounts in €) o 460 - net income more than 1.500.- per month o 390 - net income between 1.000 and 1.500.- per month o 325 - net income between 800 and 1.000.- per month o 260 - net income between 500 and 800.- per month o 220 - net income under 500.- per month o Early Bird option (minus 40.-€). This option applies if you register and pay the full amount before May 1st, 2019 Contact: [masked]

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