Programs for Northeastern States USA Region

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Monthly Meditation Workshop - First Wednesdays

January 2nd—December 4th

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center offers a regular monthly meditation workshop for both new and experienced meditators. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

The Life of the Buddha

with Shastri Donna Williams, Jeffrey Slayton, Ryan Harvey

January 8th—February 26th

Tuesday nights 6:45 - 8pm. Open to all, no charge. Suggested donation $10. The life and teachings of the Buddha were a radical breakthrough in a time with many parallels to today. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

The Basic Goodness of Being Human: Who Am I?

with Ellen Rook

January 10th—February 21st

This course asks the question “Who am I?” and explores the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, buddha nature, and the confidence of warriorship. Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Radical Dharma - Book Group

with Alexandra Vlasic

January 13th—March 10th

Sangha members will study Radical Dharma book together. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Members Monthly Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice and Pot Luck

January 19th—December 14th

Gathering for Members of the White River Shambhala Center to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

The Way of the Bodhisattva

with Michael Stephens & Kari Kastango

January 22nd—February 26th

Study, contemplation, and discussion of selected sections from "No Time to Lose" - a commentary by Pema Chodron on the Way of the Bodhisattva, a poetic text written by the 8th century sage Santideva. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Shambhala Café: Nourish Community Feb 24th

February 10th—February 24th

Sunday Feb 24th from 11 am to noon. . Coffee, tea, bagels, cream cheese. Conversation, community, intellect, intuition. Come just for the cafe at 11, or come sit with us earlier during the meditation hour 10 to 11 am.(Except for the fi Continue »

Karme Chöling

Mukpo Institute: Spring Semester

with Acharya Suzann Duquette, Ashe Acharya John Rockwell, Acharya Michael Greenleaf, Shastri Bill Brauer

February 17th—May 11th

A semester of Buddhist study and practice under the direction of Acharya Suzann Duquette, Shastri Bill Brauer, and senior teachers from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Simply Sitting Feb 17-23

February 17th—February 23rd

Just come and sit! Someone will be leading sitting from 9am to 5pm every day this week, so just drop in for an hour, afternoon, or a whole day! Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

The Path of Individual Liberation: The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma

with Scott Perry & Bill McPheters

February 19th—March 19th - Date postponed or cancelled

The first course of this series presents the teachings of the hinayana. The hinayana introduces core Buddhist teachings on the nature of mind, the practice of meditation, the reality of suffering, and the possibility of liberation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Community Listening Evening

February 21st

In our continuing efforts to create healing and care within practice environments we have reserved a space at the Church of the Village for this Thursday evening at 7pm.   Especially in light of new new revelations of abuses and activity within Shambha Continue »

Karme Chöling

Shambhala Training Retreat: Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse and Drala

with Timothy Quigley

February 22nd—March 1st

Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse, Drala mark the beginning of the Shambhala Sacred Path, introducing advanced warriorship practices that extend the meditation training of Levels I-V. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Finding Bravery in Times of Confusion - Shambhala Training Levels I - III

with Benoît Côté

February 22nd—March 1st

This is where it all starts: the first 3 of 5 levels of the Heart of Warriorship training - a seminal path of ancient meditation practices & wisdom teachings rooted in the Shambhala tradition & created for the challenges of our modern, everyday existence. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Shambhala Training: Great Eastern Sun

February 22nd—February 24th

This retreat introduces the vision of the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists. Great Eastern Sun is the entry into the Sacred Path section of Shambhala Training. Continue »

Sky Lake Lodge

Monarch Retreat

with Cynthia Mackay

February 23rd—March 3rd

Karme Chöling

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

with Benoît Côté

February 24th—February 26th

Examine your fears and habitual patterns by training the mind to meet challenging moments with courage and confidence. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Shambhala Training: Windhorse

February 24th—February 26th

The Sacred Path brings the principles of warriorship and the practice of mindfulness-awareness into daily life. It is designed to nurture the student's ability to experience the world as sacred and their aspiration to create an enlightened society. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Full Day Nyinthun: Meditation with Readings from the Rain of Wisdom: the Vajra Songs of the Kagyu Gurus with Bill Wooding

February 24th

On this annual day of remembrance we celebrate the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, one of the three great lineages of Shambhala. We will mix the nyinthun practice of sitting and walking meditation with reading and chanting The Rain of Wisdom. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Central Deleg meeting

February 25th

For members of Central deleg Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Profound Treasury study: Liberation from Suffering and Developing Bodhicitta

with Mary Lang, Nealy Zimmermann, Jonathan Wyman

February 25th—April 1st

The first volume of The Profound Treasury, The Path of Individual Liberation, presents the Hinayana, the core Buddhist teachings on the practice of meditation, the reality of suffering, and the possibility of liberation. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Benoît Côté

February 26th—March 1st

Having discovered our own goodness and having begun to relax with the nature of fear, we can afford to be more daring, open, and genuine. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Shambhala Training: Drala

February 26th—March 1st

The Sacred Path brings the principles of warriorship and the practice of mindfulness-awareness into daily life. It is designed to nurture the student's ability to experience the world as sacred and their aspiration to create an enlightened society. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Mindful Singing

with Damian Ubriaco

February 26th

Mindfulness brings us into the fullness of the moment. Singing infuses our being with vibrant energy. Imagine the possibilities when we bring these two activities together! Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Shambhala Wednesday Night: The Three Jewels and the Buddha We Nurture Within

with Anthony Walker

February 27th

Informal Talks and Conversation About Life, Mindfulness, & Society. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Joy in Everyday Life

with Elissa Kane

February 28th—March 28th

Through study and practice of these teachings on discipline and the traditional Buddhist teachings of the Mahayana, we step out of the trap of our habitual patterns, free ourselves from confusion, and cultivate the noble heart of compassion. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Michael Stephens

March 1st—March 3rd

In level III, we make an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated during our meditation practice into all aspects of our daily life. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

MURG Members' Gathering

March 2nd

Off-site Members Understanding and Repair Gatherings (MURGs) are intended to be informal opportunities to process thoughts and feelings about The Current Situation in Shambhala. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Community Gathering - Open House: Bringing Adverse Circumstances to the Path of Awakening

with Mark Seibold

March 3rd

Join us on the first Sunday of each month at 10am with an introduction to Shambhala, meditation instruction and practice. At 11, a senior teacher offers a dharma talk. Refreshments and socializing follow this presentation. Donation requested. Continue »

Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

Finding Contentment within Ourselves: in Brunswick

with Sarah Chandler & Kathy Bither

March 5th—April 2nd

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Goo-Gone: Renunciation and Prajna: A Tuesday Dharma Talk

with Ken Ketchum

March 5th

Come for the talk at 6:45 or come between 5:30 and 6:30 for sitting meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Weekly Dharma Gathering:

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

March 5th

This open house is an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting, to learn about how to apply the principles of meditation to everyday life, and to meet and mingle with fellow New Yorkers interested in mindfulness. Bring your friends! Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

The Three Jewels: The Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha

with Charlotte Brodie

March 7th—March 21st

What does it mean to become a Buddhist? This three-session class introduces the basic principles of the three jewels and is an introduction to Buddhism for anyone. Continue »

St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center

Living Sustainably

March 8th

Join us for an action-oriented community conversation on the urgent issue of sustainability Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level Two: Birth of the Warrior

with Timothy Quigley

March 8th—March 10th

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness as Continue »

Karme Chöling

IUP Alternative Spring Break Retreat

March 9th—March 16th

This alternative Spring break retreat introduces Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) students to the Karmê Chöling community, the Shambhala culture and to a flexible, simple way of enjoying the benefits of sitting meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Care for Yourself With Jin Shin Jyutsu

with Ryu Yoshida

March 9th—March 10th

Jin Shin Jyutsu is a Japanese healing art that releases stress and supports the body's natural immune and healing powers. Join us for a two (half) day workshop to learn easy and effective techniques to take charge of your wellness. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Be Bold, Go Gentle Yoga

with Ann Bruck

March 10th

Support body awareness for a well-rounded sitting meditation practice. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Read and Discuss: The Future is Open: Good Karma, Bad Karma, and Beyond Karma, by Chogyam Trungpa

with Mark Mounts & Ellen Hollyday

March 12th—April 16th

Read in class and discuss a part each week. Drop in to any or all. THE FUTURE IS OPEN adds to the understanding of karma through its emphasis on the importance of transcending karmic cause and effect through meditation and awareness as a path of awakening Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Reflections on Silver River: The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva

with Mark Seibold

March 12th—April 30th

Within the Tibetan tradition the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva by Tokmey Zangpo is a famous contemplation on how to engage the bodhisattva path of working for the benefit of others. In this meditation practicum we will engage Tokmey Zangpo’s ver Continue »

Karme Chöling

Weekthun: A Week of Meditation

with Acharya Suzann Duquette & Ethan Nichtern

March 15th—March 23rd

with Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette and Ethan Nichtern Open to everyone! Learn to understand your mind and emotions with this in-depth introduction to mindfulness-awareness meditation and Shambhala Meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Friday Night Talk: Understanding Addiction as Fuel for Path

with Scott Perkins

March 15th

How is addiction similar and different from the understanding of ego, grasping and other Buddhist concepts? How can Buddhism, meditation and mindfulness support recovery and how can understanding addiction and recovery enhance meditation practice? Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Heart of Recovery One-Day Practice Retreat

March 16th

Establishing a daily practice is hard. This daylong intensive program will introduce meditation practice and mindfulness exercises, and will be the launching point for a 90 in 90 Meditation Support Group. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Social Engagement Meeting

with Ellen Hollyday

March 16th

Come together to discuss: Is it time to step up our involvement in our world? Let’s gather and see what rises up...diversity and anti-racism work, but maybe your interest is climate change, immigration issues, criminal justice reform, reproductive health Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Learn to Meditate - Weekend Edition

with Ryu Yoshida

March 17th

Weekend version of Learn to Meditate class. Continue »

Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

Outrageous and Inscrutable - in Brunswick

with Jane Arthur

March 22nd—March 24th

No longer afraid of making mistakes, the unconventional and visionary perspective of the outrageous warrior combines with the skill of spontaneous inscrutability to create benefit for others on a large scale. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Shambhala Training: Meek

March 26th—March 28th

The warrior, having learned to rest in basic goodness, rouses energy to engage with the larger world guided by the teachings of the dignity of Meek. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Making Your Way Back Home, Shambhala Training Levels IV - V

with Henry Chapin

March 26th—April 1st

The last 2 of 5 levels of the Heart of Warriorship, a seminal path of training rooted in the ancient meditation practices & wisdom teachings of the Shambhala tradition & created for the challenges of our modern, everyday existence. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Shambhala Training Retreat: The Four Dignities

March 26th—April 2nd

The warrior, having learned to rest in basic goodness, rouses energy to engage with the larger world guided by the teachings of the four dignities (Meek, Perky, Outrageous, and Inscrutable). Continue »

Karme Chöling

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

March 26th—March 29th

In this pivotal program, we allow our hearts to be touched without closing down, and from this place, we learn that our inner experience and our outer experience are not so different after all. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Shambhala Training: Perky

March 28th—March 30th

The warrior, having learned to rest in basic goodness, rouses energy to engage with the larger world guided by the teachings of the dignity of Perky. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

March 29th—April 1st

In this cumulative program, we learn that communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness sharpens. We find the open clear sky of mind, a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Shambhala Training Weekend III: Warrior in the World

with Jonathan Wyman & Alexandra Vlasic

March 29th—March 31st

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Shambhala Training: Outrageous and Inscrutable

March 30th—April 2nd

The warrior, having learned to rest in basic goodness, rouses energy to engage with the larger world guided by the teachings of the dignities of Outrageous and Inscrutable. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Parinirvana Day

April 4th

Come celebrate the life of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche on the anniversary of his death. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Kado, The Way of Flowers

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

April 5th—April 7th

Discover and cultivate the source of creativity and learn how to express this in flower arranging. Kado is a meditative, contemplative understanding of self, nature, space and perception. No prior knowledge nor training in flower arranging is needed to ta Continue »

Karme Chöling

Kado, The Way of Flowers - Extended Retreat

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

April 7th—April 9th

A deeper exploration of the principles and practice of Kado. Attendance at Kado, the Way of Flowers, or prior Kado training, is a pre-requisite. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Sit, Walk, Write: Half-Day Contemplative Writing Retreat

with Ellen Rook

April 7th

Inspired by Natalia Goldberg's 'The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language,' join us for a morning meditation, movement and writing retreat. All welcome, Instruction will be provided. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Relax, Renew and Awaken

with Tune Faulkner

April 11th—April 14th

Discover relaxation and wakefulness in the rolling green mountains of Northern Vermont and learn contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Mudra Space Awareness

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

April 12th—April 16th

Unlock your inherent freedom and discover the unbound fearlessness that lies in all. Mudra Space Awareness is an energetic sequence of group exercises designed by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

The Trekchö Instructions of Yeshe Tsogyal

with Acharya Richard John

April 12th

For Shambhala Tantrikas, explore these pith instructions for cutting through to primordial purity received by Yeshe Tsogyal Continue »

Karme Chöling

Garden Apprentice Program

with Jan Enthoven

April 13th—November 7th

Entering its seventh year, the Garden Apprenticeship Program at Karmê Chöling is a unique six-month residential program of contemplative gardening through close mentorship with Master Gardener Jan Enthoven. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Chariot of Mahamudra

with Acharya Richard John

April 13th—April 14th

Deepen your meditation practice through the simple and direct experience of the mind of the Mahamudra tradition of vajrayana Buddhism Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Open Board Conversations

with Sarah Kimball & John Ranco

April 18th

Meet and discuss with members of the board what is important to you Continue »

Karme Chöling

Half Dathun: Two Weeks of Meditation

with Cara Thornley & Caroline DeMaio

April 19th—May 4th

Open to everyone! Expand your understanding of your mind, emotions, and heart in this in-depth meditation retreat. Attend the first week, or the full two weeks Continue »

Karme Chöling

Weekthun (Half-Dathun: Week 1)

with Cara Thornley & Caroline DeMaio

April 19th—April 27th

This meditation retreat is the first week of a half-dathün. It fulfills the weekthün practice requirement for those on the Shambhala Buddhist path. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

April 19th—April 21st

Shambhala Training Level V or Open Sky introduces the vastness of mind and the possibility of continuously communicating with the world gently and fearlessly. Through opening up fully, our awareness is sharpened and we discover the clear sky of mind: Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Learn to Meditate - Weekend Edition

with Ryu Yoshida

April 21st

Weekend version of Learn to Meditate class. Continue »