Programs for Mid-Atlantic States USA Region

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Maitri Bhavana Practice

January 3rd—December 5th

Maitri Bhavana is a meditation on loving kindness that is practiced for those who are seriously ill, either physically or mentally, a timely and powerful practice in this time of Covid-19. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Zoom Movement Class

with Rebecca Narva

January 6th—May 26th

Feeling boxed in by zoom meetings? Here is a class to open up that box by giving your thinking mind a break and tapping into the playful life energy of your body with safe, easy movement and joyful upbeat music. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Council Meeting

January 13th—June 9th

Monthly Shambhala Council Meeting Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Modern Buddhist Classics 3.0 Online Book Group

February 7th—June 6th

In this online book group, we will explore books from various traditions that are shaping contemporary Buddhist thinking, particularly in the West, but which signify an evolving Buddhism around the world. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Journey Without Goal Book Discussion Group (online)

February 24th—July 21st

This historic series provides a colorful, penetrating, and deeply experiential portrait of tantra and the tantric practitioner.  Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Making Friends with Death (Online - Closed Group)

April 5th—December 6th

The Making Friends with Death monthly reading group is opening for new participants during April & May. Please join us as we begin our new book, exploring how we relate to death and, in the process, how we might make the most of our experience of living. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Appreciation & Relaxation 101 (CIEL)

with Elissa Kane & Damian Ubriaco

April 15th—May 13th

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 . We can learn to appreciate ourselves and simp Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

The Myth of Freedom Returns (Online)

with Jude Robison & James Avery

April 29th—May 27th

The Myth of Freedom challenges our notion of freedom (the myth) and offers a path, the path of meditation, whereby we can discover true freedom. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Contentment In Everyday Life (Online)

with Cynthia Spencer & Enrique Redondo

April 29th—May 27th

This course is a training in mindfulness and appreciation. By opening to our natural state of being, we begin to feel a simple worthiness that makes life less forced and more enjoyable. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

A Guided Study of Khenchen Thrangu’s Work: Vivid Awareness: The Mind Instructions of Khenpo Gangshar

with Jerry Webster

May 4th—May 25th - Date postponed or cancelled

Teachings from the revered 20th century meditation master Khenpo Gangshar offer potent insight on joy and suffering, resting the mind, and cultivating equanimity in the most challenging times. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Sunday Morning Meditation (Online 10-10:45 am)

May 9th—August 15th

Join us for meditation in an online format. Open to everyone. Just click on the link below to join the online meeting. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction- Refresh, Restore, and Renew

with Marilia Marien & Aurora Casta

May 10th—July 5th

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a class grounded in research that teaches skills to help you further develop your ability to cope more effectively with expected and unexpected life stress.  Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Open House (Online)

with Jennifer Parde

May 10th

Please join us for Open House, a time and space to come together as a community and share each other's wisdom and companionship. This week, Jennifer Parde will be speaking on "Drawing from the Well: Tapping Into Your Inner Source of Wisdom and Creativity" Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Dharma Gathering: Taking Our Posture and Tasting Our Heart (Online)

with John Rockwell

May 11th

This open house is an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting and to learn how to apply the principles of meditation to everyday life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Online)

with Joseph Mauricio

May 12th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra involves meditation and chanting. It is open to the whole Shambhala community and is practiced on the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Shambhala Training Level 3: Warrior in the World

with Shastri Mary Campbell

May 14th—May 16th

Our Friends from The Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center will be offering Level 3. In Warrior in the World, the third of the Shambhala Training retreats, we work to extend the mindfulness and awareness we have cultivated during our meditation practice into a Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Heart of Warriorship-the Art of Being Human

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

May 14th—May 16th

Shambhala Online has developed the exciting opportunity to offer the full series of Shambhala Level Trainings led by senior teachers in Shambhala and hosted by local groups and centers. These are live weekend retreats which may be attended through the Lex Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Open House (Online)

with Alex Welna

May 17th

Please join us for Open House, a time and space to come together as a community and share each other's wisdom and companionship. This week, Alex Welna will be speaking on "A Human Pace." Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Open House (Online)

with Edward Hargadon

May 24th

Please join us for Open House, a time and space to come together as a community and share each other's wisdom and companionship. Our speaker this week will be Ed Hargadon. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Shakyamuni Buddha Day (Vaishaka Day) (Online)

with Thomas Berthoff

May 26th

Vaishakha Day is a major Buddhist holiday which commemorates three major events in the life of Shakyamuni Buddha: his birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana. Everyone is invited to join us for meditation, talks, and celebration. This is an online event. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

May 26th

The Shambhala Sadhana is an enriching practice that engages connection in this time of social distancing and isolation. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

First Monday Open House (Online)

June 7th

Meditators of all levels, come share your experience of practice! We’ll use Zoom breakout rooms for small group discussion and senior meditation teachers will be available to answer questions. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Deepening in Compassion: Maitri and The Four Immeasurables (Online)

June 8th—July 13th

The first in a four-course series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings, this course offers an in-depth exploration of The Four Limitless Ones, as well as instruction in the practice of tonglen. This class is free of charge & is open to everyone. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Dharma Gathering: We Are All Characters (Online)

with Leanne Harrison

June 8th

This open house is an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting and to learn how to apply the principles of meditation to everyday life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Online)

June 10th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra involves meditation and chanting. It is open to the whole Shambhala community and is practiced on the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World (Online)

with Vegan Aharonian

June 11th—June 13th

Having learned not to turn away from fear, we can extend this insight into everyday life situations. We learn that we can apply our practice to whatever arises, developing more confidence in all aspects of our life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

A Mindful Outdoor Experience [IN PERSON]

with Jean Beebe

June 12th

A Mindful Outdoor Experience (MOE) is a personally guided 60-90 minute meditative outdoor walk, appropriate for people from all walks of life, meant to engage our present moment awareness using our sense perceptions. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Open House (Online)

with Gail Spiva

June 14th

Please join us for Open House, a time and space to come together as a community and share each other's wisdom and companionship. This week, Gail Spiva will be speaking on "The Gift of Bearing Witness to One Another." Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Open House (Online)

June 21st

In our Open House series, Meditation in My Life, community members share their personal journeys with meditation and spirituality and we jointly create a space where “everyone is a teacher and everyone is a student.” This week's speaker: Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

June 24th

The Shambhala Sadhana is an enriching practice that engages connection in this time of social distancing and isolation. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Open House (Online)

June 28th

In our Open House series, Meditation in My Life, community members share their personal journeys with meditation and spirituality and we jointly create a space where “everyone is a teacher and everyone is a student.” This week's speaker: Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Joy in Everyday Life (Online)

July 8th—August 5th

In this course, we discover how the teachings on compassion can become inspiration for helping others and being of benefit in our everyday life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Online)

July 9th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra involves meditation and chanting. It is open to the whole Shambhala community and is practiced on the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

July 24th

The Shambhala Sadhana is an enriching practice that engages connection in this time of social distancing and isolation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Online)

August 8th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra involves meditation and chanting. It is open to the whole Shambhala community and is practiced on the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart (Online)

August 20th—August 22nd

Explore a meditation practice that teaches us to apply the mind of meditation to the challenges of everyday life. In this pivotal program, we'll allow ourselves to be vulnerable without closing down. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana

August 22nd

The Shambhala Sadhana is an enriching practice that engages connection in this time of social distancing and isolation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Online)

September 6th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra involves meditation and chanting. It is open to the whole Shambhala community and is practiced on the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Fearlessness In Everyday Life (Online)

September 9th—October 7th

This course presents practical tools for understanding and transforming fear, and shares the view that fear can serve as an opportunity to develop unconditional confidence. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

September 21st

The Shambhala Sadhana is an enriching practice that engages connection in this time of social distancing and isolation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Online)

October 6th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra involves meditation and chanting. It is open to the whole Shambhala community and is practiced on the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

October 20th

The Shambhala Sadhana is an enriching practice that engages connection in this time of social distancing and isolation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky (Online)

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

October 22nd—October 24th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Wisdom in Everyday Life (Online)

November 4th—December 9th

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. When we touch the world directly, we discover ordinary magic. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Online)

November 4th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra involves meditation and chanting. It is open to the whole Shambhala community and is practiced on the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

November 19th

The Shambhala Sadhana is an enriching practice that engages connection in this time of social distancing and isolation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Online)

December 4th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra involves meditation and chanting. It is open to the whole Shambhala community and is practiced on the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

December 19th

The Shambhala Sadhana is an enriching practice that engages connection in this time of social distancing and isolation. Continue »