Laura Stone

In 2012 Shambhalian Laura Stone celebrated 40 years of practicing and teaching T'ai Chi Ch'uan. Along with the basic principles of relaxation, grounding, effortless power and synchronizing body and mind, core themes for Laura are contact, space, and harmony. These within oneself and in interaction with others.
She is fascinated with the art of soft contact pushing/sensing hands and T’ai Chi boxing as metaphors for relationship. These interactive practices are exquisite training for embodying qualities such as mindfulness, fearlessness, inscrutability and joy in (inter) action.

Laura is an accomplished classical pianist. Improvising with Veronika Simonett, she joins her love of making music via the piano and voice with the sound world of today's music. Music from the heart.

Meditation, counseling and other body-mind disciplines are also part of the mix that inspires Laura and her interplay with others.

Laura lives in Deventer, The Netherlands, with her husband and Shambhala teacher Fred van Welsem.

“ I love the natural world, small and vast, and people.
Sharing the rich mix of T’ai Chi, music, meditation and life experience with others gives meaning, joy and satisfaction in my life, and hopefully theirs too. A way to contribute to creating an authentic and sane society this very moment.”


26 September 2016

Extract from Seeing Wisdom as the Essence of Phenomena 

20 July 2016

Dathün is a four-week meditation intensive which will take place in March 2017. Open to everyone, it is all about taking the time to really unwinding settle into the ground of meditation, finding room for what is...

18 August 2016

Come live, practice and work as part of the core residential staff at Dechen Chöling, Shambhala's European center! We are currently looking for a Head of Personnel:

18 April 2016

Nyinthün or "days of practice" were created by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and continue with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as a way for people living in the world with families and jobs to have an ongoing spiritual path that deepens over time.

25 February 2016

The Way of Shambhala is a complete introduction to the foundations of Shambhala Buddhism. This series of weekend contemplative workshops and weeknight classes provides an experiential overview of meditation practice, wisdom teachings, contemplative arts, and physical disciplines rooted in the ancient traditions of Shambhala and...

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