About meditation


Meditation is a natural state of the human mind — at rest, open, alert. The practice of meditation has been taught for over 2,500 years as a vehicle for realising the beauty and magic of the ordinary world without aggression or manipulation.

The teachings of Shambhala Buddhism emphasise the potential for enlightenment inherent in every situation or state of mind. Through discipline, gentleness and a sense of humour, the practitioner is invited to let go of conflicting emotions and wake up on the spot.

Mindfulness/awareness meditation is the foundation of everything we do. This ancient practice of self-discovery is rooted in the simple but revolutionary premise that every human being has Shambhala Hamburgthe ability to cultivate the mind’s inherent stability, clarity and strength in order to be more awake and to develop the compassion and insight necessary to care for oneself and the world genuinely.

Meditation instruction is available to everyone. We offer introductory instruction to newcomers and follow-up instruction to other practitioners every week (please check our calendar).