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Shambhala Teachings – Weekend Three


If you would like to participate in this programme but will not have attended Shambhala Teachings Weekend One and Two, please email [email protected].

This weekend can be attended in-person in Clapham or online on Zoom.

More info on the Shambhala Teachings Series here.


This weekend is the part of our path that draws upon our newfound strength and insight to help us negotiate the larger world of relationships, work, and life in general. Everyday choices become clearer as we begin to step out of our habitual conditioning and open to the freshness of each new moment. We find ourselves responding creatively to even the most difficult situations, as we discover a range and depth of inner resourcefulness we never knew we had.

We learn to relate to our perceptions and our world directly through the practice of meditation, and we develop our capacity to relate to others and our environment with humour, kindness, and strength.


“What if we said, ‘yes, this is the way it is; this is what it means to be human’ and decided to sit down and enjoy the ride.” – Pema Chödrön




Saturday: Tea/coffee & registration 9.00am, start 9.30am. Finish 5.00pm
Sunday: Tea/coffee 9.30am, start 10am. Finish 4.30pm

For further information please email: [email protected]


The Teachers

Jim O’Neill has been practicing and studying Psychoanalysis for as many years as he has been practicing Buddhism. He teaches at The Philadelphia Association and The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, of which he a member. He is also a member of the College of Psychoanalysts and a training supervisor, supervising other practitioners’ and trainee therapists’ clinical work. His psychotherapy teaching has often focused on the relationships and the useful links between Psychoanalysis/Psychotherapy and Buddhist studies and practice. Jim started teaching Shambhala Training and Buddhist studies in 1994 and has taught extensively throughout Europe.

Rachael Cheang has been meditating since 1997 and has studying with many different spiritual groups and Buddhist teachers. She first joined Shambhala in 2014 and is currently a trustee of the London Shambhala Meditation Centre. In 2016, she did an MSc. in Mindfulness and Compassion and is now doing a PhD researching the effects of mindfulness for people with alexithymia and autism. In 2019, she had a systematic review published about the effects of mindfulness on empathy and compassion in children and adolescents. She is a British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA) registered teacher, qualified to teach the 8-week Mindfulness Based Living Course and Compassion Based Living Course. She also began practicing Tai Chi in 2009 has been a qualified instructor since 2013. She lives in Northampton with her husband and their four teenagers, where she runs her own meditation group, offering classes, short courses, workshops and retreats.


Payment Terms and Conditions
Please register and pay in full on registration, ensuring you click on the relevant price option to go through to PayPal where you can also pay by credit/debit card. Cancellation up to 1 week before the programme will receive a full refund, after that there will be a £20 fee charged for cancellation up until two days before, after which no refund is granted.

The early bird registration fee of £90 is available until two weeks prior, after which time the fee will be £110. A concession fee of £60 is available for those earning below £25,000 per annum and a concession fee of £50 is available for those earning below £20,000. Please contact [email protected] to arrange a concession.

We do not want cost to be a barrrier to anyone attending and understand that these are challenging times financially for many people – please do not hesitate to contact us if you require a further concession.


Repeat attenders
If you have previously attended this course and would like to do so again, you may attend for 50% of the price of either the full cost or the concessionary cost, depending on income. Please contact [email protected] for a discount code.

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