Brunswick Portland Shambhala Meditation Center offers numerous programs and events. You will find links here.

For the beginner, the number and types of offerings may sometimes seem confusing, even intimidating.  You’ll notice however that each program/event has an e-mail address attached.  Just click that to inquire as to whether this particular offering is right for you.

Personal meditation instruction is always available and if you are new to the center it is often possible to meet with an instructor prior to the program you will be attending. Just ask.

We also have a Generosity Policy.

 

 

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 »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Third Wednesday Maitri (metta ) Practice

March 20th—December 18th

In the practice of maitri (or in Pali, metta,) we cultivate (bhavana) loving-kindness (maitri) towards ourselves and others. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Garden Apprentice Program

with Jan Enthoven

April 13th—November 7th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Profound Treasury: The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion

September 9th—May 11th (2020)

Open to all, monthly discussion group meeting to discuss the material from Chögyam Trungpa's Profound Treasury, Volume Two: The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Tuesdays: A Year Of Deepening In Compassion: Fearless Garuda: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhicitta

September 17th—November 19th

Tuesday 6:45 pm: Open to all. Join us in this wonderful opportunity to hear many of our most learned teachers and to gather together as a community to practice and contemplate the profound Mahayana. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Advanced Buddhist Studies: Insight into Emptiness

with Derek Kolleeny

September 17th—December 17th

This course will be an in-depth exploration of the Middle Way view of the nature of reality as presented in the Tibetan Prasangika tradition. We will focus primarily on the method of the Geluk tradition as presentation in the fine book Insight into Emptin Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Reflections on Silver River: Part 2

with Mark Seibold, Elizabeth Peterson, Joe Arak

September 28th—December 3rd

Continuing our study of Tokmey Zangpo’s famous Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva, we resume our verse-by-verse reading and discussion of his profound contemplations on how to engage the bodhisattva path of working for the benefit of others. Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown & Rachael Timberlake

October 8th—November 5th

White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times: Emanated from the tears of the compassionate Avalokiteshvara, peaceful White Tara is said to witness the suffering of beings through her seven eyes. She soothes their fear, calms their anguish, heals Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Finding Your Rhythm - Contentment in Everyday Life

with Elissa Kane

October 10th—November 7th

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. With meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences, free from s Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Full Moon Gathering - Shambhala Sadhana and Pot Luck Oct. and Dec.

October 12th—December 14th

Members and Friends gather for the Shambhala Sadhana practice and pot luck. 5 pm Click through for dates. Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Training Level 3: Warrior in the World

with Timothy Quigley

October 18th—October 20th - Date postponed or cancelled

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Vajrayana Practice Weekend at Sky Lake

October 18th—October 20th

Held at Sky Lake Lodge, weekend retreat will include meditation, contemplation, discussion, and movement. Open to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color with all levels of meditation experience, from any tradition. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of New Haven

Recovery Dharma and Heart of Recovery: The Bramhaviharas/Four Immeasurables

with Enrique Redondo

October 18th—October 20th

The New Haven Recovery Dharma and Heart of Recovery groups will host a joint weekend program. Recovery Dharma of New Haven and The Heart of Recovery present: The Bramhaviharas/Four Immeasurables Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

The Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

with Jeff Wigman

October 18th—October 20th - Date postponed or cancelled

Birth of the Warrior emphasizes how our habitual fear and anxiety can lose its power when confronted directly, in an atmosphere of gentleness. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Mudra Space Awareness Summit: A Radical Mind-Body Immersion

with Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette, Greg Heffron

October 22nd—October 29th

Leading Mudra teachers, gathered for the first time, will present the scope of these intensive physical & sensory experiential teachings and convey their use for spiritual realization, lifestyle balance and professional development. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Vajrayana Circle

October 22nd

All Vajrayana practitioners are warmly invited to an evening of community and practice. This is an opportunity to come together as a Vajrayana sangha at a time without a permanent space for regular practice. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Wednesday Dharma talk: New Crisis, Ancient Insight. Special Guest Teacher

October 23rd

Dharma talk: New Crisis, Ancient Insight. Special Guest Teacher: Gendo Allyn Field. Climate crisis suggests, on one hand, an issue unique in human history. But, actually, Buddhism has been about this problem for a long time. Open to all, donations apprec Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

BIPOC Sitting Group

with Naoko Kojima & Joy Gutierrez

October 23rd

The BIPOC Sitting Group provides a space for black, indigenous, and people of color in our sangha. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Fall Teen Retreat

with Pablo Coddou & Anne-Marie Keppel

October 25th—October 27th

This Fall retreat for youth, ages 13-18, is designed for young people with a genuine curiosity about life and the wish to explore the principles of awareness and warriorship in the company of their peers. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Weekend Mudra Space Awareness Summit

with Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette, Greg Heffron

October 25th—October 27th

Leading Mudra teachers, gathered for the first time, will present the scope of these intensive physical & sensory experiential teachings and convey their use for spiritual realization, lifestyle balance and professional development. Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Qigong Level 1 & 2

with Beth Latchis

October 26th—October 27th - Date postponed or cancelled

Qigong is designed to cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath, and qi (internal energy) to promote health and longevity. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Death Fair 2019: Let’s Talk About Death

with Mary Lang, Maryl Schapiro, Nealy Zimmermann, Cathy Brennan

October 26th

6th Annual Death Fair. For Buddhists the moment of death, and how we prepare for it, are a critical opportunity on our path of awakening. An interactive workshop open to all. Continue »

Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

Shambhala Art Part 1- in Portland

with Ellen Rook

October 26th - Date postponed or cancelled

What is Shambhala Art? Exploring the Art of Nonagression Continue »

St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center

Get real. Engage. Let go. The Three Stages of the Tibetan Buddhist Path

with Judy Lief

October 26th—October 27th

In this seminar, we will examine key elements of the Buddhist path Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche laid out for his students, exploring the essential teachings and methods of each of the three traditional stages of the path—the hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Profound Treasury Book Club

with Michele Laporte

October 26th

The Profound Treasury Book Club meets monthly to explore "The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma."  The three volumes of this extraordinary work present a complete map of the Tibetan Buddhist path from beginning to end, as taught by the Vidyadhara C Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Full Day Nyinthun: the Paramita of Meditation with video talk by Acharya John Rockwell

with William Wooding & Janet Romaine

October 27th

All are welcome to participate in all or any part of the day. Continue »

Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

Shambhala Art- Part II in Portland

with Ellen Rook

October 27th - Date postponed or cancelled

Seeing Things as They Are looks more closely at the process of perception and how our thinking influences our perceptions. Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Charlotte Brodie & Geri Amori

October 28th—November 18th

This introductory class provides an opportunity to learn and deepen our experience and understanding of meditation. It is valuable for both newer and experienced students as it places special attention on practical suggestions for establishing a sitting. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Community Gathering with the Interim Governing Council

October 29th

As part of our ongoing goal of fostering connection, we invite you to a community gathering with the Interim Governing Council. Please come and share with us. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism & Racial Inequality Group

October 30th

The purpose of these meetings is to create a safe and brave space for honest conversations about race. Held monthly, this gathering is an open forum facilitated by the organizers with prompts for reflection, sharing, and discussion on the issues of race Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Shambhala Training Weekend I: The Art of Being Human

with Charlie Trageser

November 2nd—November 3rd

Shambhala Training is a secular meditation training that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. Touch in with your inherent goodness and humanity with this weekend training. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Community Nyinthun: Morning Session

November 2nd

A nyinthun is a day-long meditation session: nyin is Tibetan for “day”, and thun means “session” of formal meditation. For meditators of all experience levels, this community nyinthun is a rare opportunity to take a day or half day to relax with ourselves Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

The Power of Peacemaking: Discovering Decency in Anxiety-Driven Conflict

with Greg Heffron

November 2nd—November 3rd

Coming from core teachings by Chögyam Trungpa as adapted into Acharya Susan Chapman’s Five Keys to MindfuI Communication, “The Power of Peacemaking” weekend will explore the four ways that aggressive speech escalates into conflict. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Community Nyinthun: Afternoon Session

November 2nd

A nyinthun is a day-long meditation session: nyin is Tibetan for “day”, and thun means “session” of formal meditation. For meditators of all experience levels, this community nyinthun is a rare opportunity to take a day or half day to relax with ourselves Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

The Bodhisattva Warrior: The Six Paramitas

with Ellen Rook

November 5th—December 3rd

The bodhisattva—the renowned ideal of Mahayana Buddhism—is not a god or deity but a way of being we can all aspire to. As Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche explains, those who take the bodhisattva vow make one simple commitment: to put others first, holding nothin Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Monthly Open House

with Alexandra Vlasic

November 6th

Monthly Open House & Dharma Talk: Cultivating Agency Beyond Habits of Control Continue »

Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

Fall Weekthun- in Rockland

with Rachel Nixon

November 7th—November 14th

Join us for a joyful and supportive week-long meditation retreat in Rockland. Come for the whole week or as much of the week as possible! Open to new and experienced practitioners. Continue »

Troy Shambhala Meditation Group

Compassion Without Limit

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

November 7th

Troy welcomes Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown who will offer the practice of lovingkindness. Continue »

Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

Kado- The Way of Flowers in Brunswick

with Anjie Cho

November 8th—November 10th

Kado is a contemplative/meditative art, revealing the relationship between nature, space and human awareness or unawareness of both, and simultaneously the inner relationship between our true nature or our ignorance of it. Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Shastri Donna Williams

November 8th—November 10th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind, a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Golden Key - The Shambhala Sacred Path

with Susan Ryan

November 9th—November 11th

This program is based on the Shambhala text “The Letter of the Golden Key,” which addresses our relationship to our sense perceptions and the material world around us. Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Social Meditation: Adults of All Ages

November 11th - Date postponed or cancelled

Social Meditation is a group practice that facilitates creating a culture of nowness, By bringing the wisdom of meditation into the vibrancy of social interaction. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Dharma Gathering

with Robert Stevens

November 12th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

BIPOC Sitting Group

with Naoko Kojima & Joy Gutierrez

November 13th

The BIPOC Sitting Group provides a space for black, indigenous, and people of color in our sangha. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Joy in Everyday Life

with Elissa Kane

November 14th—December 19th

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 »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Finding Bravery in Times of Confusion: Shambhala Training Level 1 - The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Bill Brauer, Suzanne Trahey, Alexandra Vlasic, Kate Raddock

November 15th—November 16th

Finding Bravery in Times of Confusion - Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Queer Warriorship: An Intro to Meditation and Mindfulness for the LGBTQ Community and Allies

November 16th

LGBTQ individuals and allies welcome! Come learn to meditate or brush up on your technique in a supportive queer and ally-friendly environment. Explore mindfulness strategies you can use in everyday life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism & Racial Inequality Group

November 18th

The purpose of these meetings is to create a safe and brave space for honest conversations about race. Held monthly, this gathering is an open forum facilitated by the organizers with prompts for reflection, sharing, and discussion on the issues of race Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Community Sitting

with Shastri Elizabeth Reid & Shastri Sheila Bascetta

November 19th

Community sitting is an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting as a way to help deepen our practice as individuals and as a community. For meditators of all experience levels, this community sitting is an opportunity to unplug, relax with o Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Jeff Wigman

November 22nd—November 24th

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 »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Qigong Level 3

with Sophie Leger

November 23rd—November 24th

Prerequisites: Gigong Levels 1 and 2 (taken together). Hua Tu's Five Animals Calisthenics and tendon-changing Techniques. The five animal forms covered are: tiger, bear, deer, monkey, and bird. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Community Gathering with the Interim Governing Council

November 26th

As part of our ongoing goal of fostering connection, we invite you to a community gathering with the Interim Governing Council. Please come and share with us. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training III: Warrior in the World

with Andrea Darby

December 6th—December 8th

In Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World we work in a deliberate way. We make an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated during our meditation practice into all aspects of our daily life. Continue »

St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Bill Brauer

December 6th—December 7th

This program introduces the practice of meditation, which can help people of all walks of life and followers of any spiritual tradition become more present in their own lives, and more compassionate and courageous with the world around them. Register now! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Making a True Move - Meditation, creative process and social change

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

December 6th—December 8th

Join Acharya Arawana Hayashi for a weekend retreat using meditation, creative process, body-based learning and the insights of Theory U to gain new insight into how organizational and social change happens. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Introduction to Making a True Move - Meditation, creative process and social change

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

December 6th

Join Arawana Hayashi for an introduction to how meditation, creative process, body-based learning and the insights of Theory U can affect organizational and social change. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Learn to Meditate - Weekend Edition

with Mr. Ryu Yoshida

December 8th

Weekend version of Learn to Meditate class. Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Social Meditation: Adults of All Ages

December 9th - Date postponed or cancelled

Social Meditation is a group practice that facilitates creating a culture of nowness, By bringing the wisdom of meditation into the vibrancy of social interaction. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Dharma Gathering

with Hope Martin

December 10th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism & Racial Inequality Group

December 12th

The purpose of these meetings is to create a safe and brave space for honest conversations about race. Held monthly, this gathering is an open forum facilitated by the organizers with prompts for reflection, sharing, and discussion on the issues of race Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of New Haven

Meek & Perky Weekend

with Susan Ryan & Frank Ryan

December 13th—December 15th

The Four Dignities are a path through which warriors develop insight and strength. This weekend will focus on the dignities of Tiger and Lion (Meek and Perky). Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Sit, Walk, Write: Contemplative Writing Retreat

with Ellen Rook

December 15th

Inspired by Natalia Goldberg's 'The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language,' join us for a day of meditation, movement and writing retreat. Half day participants welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Community Sitting

with Shastri Elizabeth Reid & Shastri Sheila Bascetta

December 17th

Community sitting is an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting as a way to help deepen our practice as individuals and as a community. For meditators of all experience levels, this community sitting is an opportunity to unplug, relax with o Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

BIPOC Sitting Group

with Naoko Kojima & Joy Gutierrez

December 18th

The BIPOC Sitting Group provides a space for black, indigenous, and people of color in our sangha. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Mindful Singing - Joining Mindfulness and Song

with Damian Ubriaco

December 18th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Winter Weekthun at Sky Lake: Dharma Art and Co-Creating Good Communities

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson & Acharya Arawana Hayashi

December 27th—January 3rd (2020)

Take a trip to Sky Lake for the annual week-long meditation intensive, an opportunity to fully immerse oneself in mindfulness meditation. This week-long program is open to all, beginning and experienced meditators. Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Coming Home: A Winter Meditation Retreat (Saturday)

with Kate Raddock & Alexandra Vlasic

December 28th

Coming Home: A Winter Meditation Retreat Continue »