Shastri Jon Barbieri

Jonathan Barbieri has taught Buddhist and Shambhala trainings extensively throughout North America for over 30 years, and this year was appointed a Shastri. Shastris are senior teachers in the Shambhala Lineage who help teach and mentor others and ensure the integrity of meditation and study.  Jon has been engaged in several livelihood pursuits including consulting with cities and counties on workforce development, creating contemplative co-housing communities, and, most recently, teaching Mindfulness programs to public agencies and businesses. He was formerly the Executive Director of Shambhala Mountain Center.

Upcoming Programs by Shastri Jon Barbieri


The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

June 3–5, 2016

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. This immersive weekend workshop helps us open to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation and begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. This program is recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as those looking to […]