Join us in this next episode of Catch Your Spirit for our Summer Meditation Series - Episode 4 - Shambhala Meditation with Janet Bronstein.

Janet has been a meditation practitioner since 1979, and an instructor since 1984.  

She practices in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, which is based in the Kagyu and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism. 

Shambhala is an international network of meditation centers offering meditation instruction, classes and training programs, a place to practice and a welcoming community.

Last Fall she was appointed Shastri, which is lead teacher, for the Birmingham Center.

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 realizing the beauty and magic of the ordinary world without aggression or manipulation.

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

Mindfulness/awareness meditation is the foundation of all that we do at the Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center. This ancient practice of self-discovery is rooted in the simple but revolutionary premise that every human being has the 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.