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 Boston

"May all beings be happy..." Cultivating Compassion

June 19th—September 11th

Contemplative practice and discussion based on the classic teachings of the Four Reminders and the Four Immeasurables. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Monthly Saturday Full Moon Gathering - Shambhala Sadhana and Pot Luck

July 13th—December 14th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

August 1st—August 29th

This five-week recorded course introduces the short daily practice of White Tara, one of the most famous bodhisattvas of compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Heart of Recovery Retreat

with Scott Perkins

August 17th—August 25th

A exploration of how meditation and mindfulness intersect with recovery from addiction and other harmful habitual patterns. This is a week- long journey of warriorship, gentleness and bravery. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Free from Suffering: The Intersection of Buddhism, Addiction and Recovery

with John Ranco

August 22nd

Panel discussion on the intersection of meditation, Buddhist teachings and a 12-step approach to personal change Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Profound Treasury Book Club

with Michele Laporte

August 24th

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 New York

Community Gathering with the Interim Governing Council

August 27th

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 »

White River Shambhala Center

Tonglen and the Bodhisattva Warrior

with Jeffrey Slayton

August 27th

A dharma talk, guided practice, and discussion with Jeffrey Slayton. Tonglen is a fundamental and powerful practice that the Bodhisattva Warrior engages in to interrupt our habitual self-obsession so that we can be more and more open to the world. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Shambhala Wednesday Night - Growing Up: The Buddhist Path to Adulthood

with Acharya Fleet Maull

August 28th

Informal talks and conversation about Life, Mindfulness and Society Continue »

Karme Chöling

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

September 3rd—September 5th

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

Making Your Way Back Home: Shambhala Training Retreat: Levels IV - V

with Timothy Quigley

September 3rd—September 8th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala NYC Faculty Circle

with Shastri Sheila Bascetta

September 3rd

All Shambhala New York teaching faculty - Shambhala Guides, ADs, MIs and Teachers - are warmly invited to attend this quarterly gathering. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Togetherness, Nature, and No Escape!

with Jeffrey Slayton

September 3rd

Reflections on KCL Family Camp 2019 with Rachel Coombs, Jeffrey Slayton & Family Continue »

Karme Chöling

Lowering the Tents - Volunteer Weekend

September 4th—September 8th

Join the Karme Choling Staff for a weekend of lowering the tents and meditation as we close down our Summer campground. Meals and accommodations are included! Continue »

Karme Chöling

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

September 5th—September 8th

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 »

St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra Class

with Michael McLellan

September 5th—September 26th

Join us to discuss, discover or reconnect with this pithy and profound treasure. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Be Present, Now - Meditation in Everyday Life

with Damian Ubriaco, Virginia Fisher, Robert Durlak

September 5th—October 3rd

The meditator's instruction manual. Learn how to cultivate strength, stability, and clarity of mind in this 5-week course. Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Entering the Path: The Hinayana Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa

with Scott Perry & Bill McPheters

September 5th—October 3rd

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 Boston

Understanding the Impact of Trauma

with Judith Vreeland & Trish Nuzzola

September 5th

A review the prevalence and impact of trauma, with a dialogue to consider how to best support our community. Continue »

Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

Awakening Your Wisdom Energies: The Practice of Maitri Space Awareness- in Brunswick

with Shastri Myra Woodruff

September 6th—September 8th

The Wisdom Energies Practice is a vehicle for self-discovery and a ground for working with others; it is for anyone who desires to live their life more fully and have skillful ways in relating with others. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of New Haven

Weekend 1: The Art of Being Human

with Roger Guest

September 6th—September 8th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Suzanne Trahey

September 6th—September 8th

Examine your fears and habitual patterns by training the mind to meet challenging moments with courage and confidence. Level II builds on the foundation of the meditation practice introduced in Level I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure th Continue »

Karme Chöling

Kyudo Open Practice Weekend

September 7th—September 8th

Seiko Kyudojo invites all kyudo practitioners to spend the weekend in the hills of Vermont and practice at the Azuchi. Come for one or both days. Class equipment is available. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

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

with Ellen Rook

September 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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Learn to Meditate - Weekend Edition

with Mr. Ryu Yoshida

September 8th

Weekend version of Learn to Meditate class. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Community Meeting

September 8th

All members are cordially invited to a community meeting. Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Social Meditation: Adults of All Ages

September 9th

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 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

Beyond Coping: Treating the Root of Anxiety

with Nick Doolittle

September 10th

Special guest dharma teacher. Watch for more details. Open to all. Donations welcomed! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Weekly Dharma Gathering

September 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 Albany

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Shastri Donna Williams

September 13th—September 15th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

BIPOC Sitting Group

with Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls, Naoko Kojima, Joy Gutierrez

September 16th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Public Sitting

September 17th

This open practice session consists of silent sitting practice interspersed with brief periods of walking meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Conversations on Patriarchy for Women and Non-Binary Group

with Naoko Kojima & Alison Pepper

September 18th

The purpose of this group is to create a safe and brave space for practitioners who identify as women and non-binary to explore the construct and manifestation of patriarchy and its impact on our lives and community. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Community Movie Night: Brene Brown's Call to Courage

with Travis Detour & Kristine Cortese

September 19th

Join us for a community viewing of Brené Brown's Netflix Special, The Call to Courage, which explores the power of vulnerability and how it is a necessary ingredient in creating brave community together. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Practicing Non-Judgment: A Meditation and Writing Retreat

September 20th

Hosts: Jeffrey Slayton and Joni Cole. Cost: No charge but donations are welcome. Limited to 15 participants, click to preregister and for more information. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Qigong and Meditation Retreat

with Eva Wong

September 22nd—September 27th

This program will feature using Sunzi's Art of War in strategizing meditation practice. It integrates the practices of qigong and sitting meditation with an emphasis on how these two practices support each other. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Harvest of Peace

September 22nd

Harvest of Peace - Save the Date! Continue »

Karme Chöling

Harvest of Peace

September 22nd

A day for to gather and celebrate the riches of our community and Shambhala heritage! Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Harvest of Peace Gathering

September 22nd

Each year at the time of the fall equinox, we celebrate the Harvest of Peace, coming together as a community to mark the changing of the seasons. Please join us this year to celebrate the richness of our local community, our sense of Shambhala vision, the Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Community Gathering with the Interim Governing Council

September 24th

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 Albany

Tonglen Tuesday

with Judith Johnson

September 24th

Join us for Tonglen practice tonight led by one of our senior students. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism & Racial Inequality Group

September 26th

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 »

Karme Chöling

Stroking the Clouds at Karmê Chöling: an Evoking Worlds Program

with Eva Wong

September 27th—October 2nd

An Evoking Worlds Program. Join Eva Wong in this unique program that unifies Taoist awareness practice and spirit travel. Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Charles Byron

September 27th—September 29th

Awakened Heart is about allowing your heart and intuition to open so that you can communicate fully with the world. 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

Being as Community: a Day Long Social Meditation Retreat

with Shastri Nick Kranz

September 28th

Being as Community: a Day Long Social Meditation Retreat Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of New Haven

Harvest of Peace

with Michael Kern

September 28th

The Harvest of Peace is our opportunity to focus on community, and to mark the changing of seasons as a sangha. There is no cost to attend this event, but please let us know you'll be joining us by registering below. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Harvest of Peace - Save the Date

September 28th

Save the date for our Fall Equinox community celebration Continue »

Karme Chöling

Relax, Renew and Awaken

with Tune Faulkner

October 3rd—October 6th

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 »

Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

The Art of Being Human- Shambhala Level I in Portland

with Jane Arthur & Shastri Christopher St. John

October 4th—October 6th

By learning to rest in the present moment through mindfulness meditation, we connect with our own inherent sanity and worthiness despite what's happening in our world.  This special weekend retreat provides a foundation for establishing a meditation pract Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Andrea Darby & Kari Kastango

October 4th—October 6th

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. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Scorpion Seal: Year 8

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

October 8th—October 19th

This retreat will focus on intensive practice of the Werma Sadhana, with the introduction of practices specific to Scorpion Seal year 8. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Weekly Dharma Gathering

October 8th

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 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 »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Social Meditation: Adults of All Ages

October 14th

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

Public Sitting

October 15th

This open practice session consists of silent sitting practice interspersed with brief periods of walking meditation. 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 Albany

The Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

with Jeff Wigman

October 18th—October 20th

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

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

BIPOC Sitting Group

with Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls, 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 »