Programs for Mid-Atlantic States USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Profound Treasury: The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion

September 9th—May 11th

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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Buddha, Dharma, Sangha: Exploring the Refuge Vow (Online)

with Thomas Berthoff

March 21st—April 4th

Taking refuge in the three jewels - Buddha, Dharma and Sangha - is the formal start of the Buddhist path. This two-day retreat is for anyone interested in exploring the Refuge Vow and what it means personally and spiritually. This is an online class. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

How to Truly be of Service: The Practice of the Six Transcendent Actions (Paramitas)-ONLINE CLASS

with Chris Montone

March 23rd—April 27th

In this six-week course, through readings, contemplations, and discussions, we will explore together the phenomenon of bodhicitta and the selfless path of the paramitas. (This class will be taught ONLINE only.) Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II--POSTPONED

with Ciprian Iancu

March 27th—March 29th

Examine your fears and defense mechanisms by training the mind to meet challenging moments with courage and confidence. Prerequisite: The Art of Being Human – Shambhala Training Level I Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

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

with Ellen Rook

March 28th - Date postponed or cancelled

Cancelled due to COVID-19. 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 New York

Profound Treasury Book Club Online

with Michele Laporte

March 28th

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

Conversations on Patriarchy for Women and Non-Binary Group

with Naoko Kojima & Alison Pepper

March 30th - Date postponed or cancelled

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 New York

Sangha Night with Acharya Spiegel Online

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

March 31st

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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Online Community Practice Session & Check In

with Shastri Alexander deVaron & Marilia Marien

April 2nd

Join in with the community for an online practice session and checkin on how we are. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

What the Buddha Taught: the Habit Called Ego (Online)

with Michael Carroll

April 4th

Join us for this online course as we consider the role ego plays in our lives Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Family Day and Bodhi School

April 5th - Date postponed or cancelled

Our theme for 2019-20 is "The Eightfold Path," the path to uproot the causes of our suffering. Join us for FAMILY DAY AND BODHI SCHOOL each month for children from age 2 years to High School, "Parenting as a Path" discussion group, and potluck lunch. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Ellen Rook

April 7th—May 5th

Five week class on class on working with fear and cultivating a fearless approach to life. Prerequisite: Joy in Everyday Life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Meditation in Everyday Life Online

with Rachel Faro

April 7th—June 2nd

This introductory course combines technique and teaching in a supportive, communal setting to provide you with everything you need to build a healthy, strong meditation practice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Dharma Gathering Online: Intimate with One Another: A Buddhist View of Love

with Dr. Bill Auerbach

April 14th

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

Conversations on Patriarchy for Women and Non-Binary Group

with Naoko Kojima & Alison Pepper

April 15th

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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Qigong 1 and 2 - Peaceful Body, Peaceful Mind - Postponed

with Michael Busby

April 18th

Introduction to QiGong - Relax your body & align your mind Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training II: Discover Your Inner Warrior

with Yeshe Clarke & Edward Hargadon

April 18th—April 19th

Shambhala Training Weekend II: Discover Your Inner Warrior builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Weekend I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world we live in. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Entering the Stream: a retreat including Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

April 24th—April 26th

This weekend retreat is open to anyone who has a connection to meditation practice and to the dharma. You do not have to commit to making a vow to take this course. If you wish to take either, vow a meeting with a meditation instructor is required. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism, and Racial Inequality Online

April 25th

Open to All: People of Color and White Allies 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 reflectio Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Community Gathering with the Interim Governing Council Online

April 28th

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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Sexual Harm, Trauma, and the Healing Journey (Online)

May 1st

This free online series on understanding the pervasiveness of sexual abuse, stages of trauma,and paths toward a healthier and safer community is freely available for viewing on your own. Not currently associated with a program. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

What the Buddha Taught: Four Foundations of Mindfulness

with Alison Driscoll & Richard Driscoll

May 2nd

Deepen your understanding of mindfulness practice Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Community Gathering - Haiku Hike at the Cylburn Arboretum

May 3rd

Join this last First Sunday Family Day gathering of the season for a contemplative hike in the woods followed by sharing poetry and a picnic! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Meditation for Daily Living: A Course for Beginners

with Ciprian Iancu

May 5th—May 26th

This introductory course will explore both the principles and techniques of mindfulness meditation in a supportive group setting, and provide everything needed to help beginners establish a strong, regular meditation practice. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Chris Kreeger

May 8th—May 10th

Composed by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in a sacred cave in Bhutan in 1968, the Sadhana of Mahamudra was an important turning point in his presentation of the Buddhist teachings in the West. It is written for modern times, with the expressed Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism, and Racial Inequality

May 9th

Open to All: People of Color and White Allies 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 reflectio Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Dharma Gathering

with Shastri Elizabeth Reid

May 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 »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Weekend IV: Awakened Heart

with Linda Catling

May 15th—May 17th

In Shambhala Training Weekend IV, we learn how to open our hearts so we can communicate more fully with the world. Rather than using our experiences as an occasion to regenerate habitual patterns, we can use them as reminders to further wake up. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Ordinary Magic - Open Sky; a review of the themes and meditation/awareness practices of the Heart of Warriorship path, Levels 1-5

with Steve Clorfeine

May 16th

Ordinary Magic - Open Sky; a review of the themes and meditation/awareness practices of the Heart of Warriorship path, Levels 1-5. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Community Gathering with the Interim Governing Council Online

May 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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Conversations on Patriarchy for Women and Non-Binary Group

with Naoko Kojima & Alison Pepper

May 27th

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 New York

Dharma Gathering

with Irene Woodard

June 9th

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 »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Weekend Level V: Open Sky

with Chris Kreeger

June 12th—June 14th

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 trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Intro Program: The Art of Being Human - Shambhala Training Level I

with Shastri Jerry Webster

June 13th—June 14th

This urban retreat will introduce and deepen instruction on basic mindfulness meditation practice, and help new and experienced meditators alike incorporate practice into their daily lives. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Community Gathering with the Interim Governing Council Online

June 23rd

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, and Racial Inequality

June 27th

Open to All: People of Color and White Allies 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 reflectio Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Shambhala City Weekthun

with Shastri Jerry Webster

July 25th—July 31st

Open to all! Join us for all or part of this week-long practice intensive. This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen one's meditation practice without going far from home. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Making Friends With Yourself: Pema Chödrön Video Seminar

September 14th—October 26th

In this introductory video seminar, blending traditional Buddhist teachings with real-life stories, and deep insight into modern life, Pema shows how we can transcend the negative patterns and attachments that are at the root of our suffering. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Meditation for Daily Living: A Course for Beginners

with Ciprian Iancu

September 15th—October 6th

This introductory course will explore both the principles and techniques of mindfulness meditation in a supportive group setting, and provide everything needed to help beginners establish a strong, regular meditation practice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Intro Program: The Art of Being Human - Shambhala Training Level I

with Shastri Jerry Webster

October 10th—October 11th

This urban retreat will introduce and deepen instruction on basic mindfulness meditation practice, and help new and experienced meditators alike incorporate practice into their daily lives. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Training the Mind and Awakening the Heart: The Practice of Lojong

November 9th—December 14th

Lojong—which means ‘mind training’ in Tibetan—provides a potent framework for bringing kindness and compassion into daily life. These teachings are an indispensable set of tools for cultivating the awakened heart of compassion and wisdom. Continue »