Programs for US: Mid-Atlantic Region

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Making Friends with Death (Online - Closed Group)

December 4th—December 2nd

The Making Friends with Death monthly reading group is opening for new members during December & January. 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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

What the Buddha Taught: A Year of Studying the Core Teachings of Buddhism (in person)

January 20th—December 14th

Each month the Shambhala Center will offer a full day of study and practice, focusing on teachings that have remained central to the Buddhist view, drawn from a wide range of sources. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation@33rd (on Zoom)

March 30th—November 30th

Meditation@33rd offers an intimate space in which to practice sitting meditation & to reflect on one's experience of meditation with others. Instruction provided to anyone new to meditation. Join us on Zoom every Saturday morning. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Local DC Chat Group on Zoom - Sons & Daughters of Noble Family

April 7th—October 20th

Join us for an hour of chat after watching the Sons & Daughters of Noble Family sessions presented by Karme Choling. Friends from our local DC center will gather to talk about ideas and experiences -- and perhaps inspire each other for moving forward..... Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Speaking your truth despite the obstacles: a poetry and prose workshop (online)

with Jeffrey Lee

May 18th—July 13th

This creative writing workshop’s intent is to enable participants to overcome the many ways that one can avoid saying what really matters and what is the most meaningful to oneself. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Social Presencing Theater: Curiosity, Compassion, Courage

with Elaine Yuen & Nicole Taylor

June 1st—December 15th

The Philadelphia Shambhala Center is pleased to host a series of workshops cultivating embodied presence. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Black Power Meditation Group (In Person)

with Justin Miles

June 12th—June 26th

The nature of Blackness is emptiness, humanity, love, wisdom, nurturing & generosity. The nature of Power is luminosity, fearlessness, clarity & confidence. True Black Power is discovered when we take time to sit and discover our nature as Black people. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior Book Study Group (Online)

June 18th—August 20th

Please join us for this 10-week exploration of Chögyam Trungpa’s seminal work on the Shambhala teachings! We'll be reading and discussing one chapter of the book each week, with facilitation of individual class discussions rotated among group participants Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Continuing Education For Meditation Instructors: Weekend 3

June 22nd—June 23rd

Join us in person or online for this third of three continuing education courses on how to give meditation instruction to others. If you’re a member specifically intending to continue your path as a meditation instructor in the Shambhala community, please Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Lojong Study Group (In Person & Online)

June 27th

Please join our participant-led study group focused on Lojong, the ancient Tibetan guide for developing compassion and relieving the sufferings of ego. This week, we'll be meeting both in person at Cedarcroft Center at 6112 York Road and on Zoom. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

The Way of Flowers: Exploring Ikebana as a Mindfulness Practice (Online)

with Anjie Cho

June 29th—July 20th

Join Shambhala Online to explore ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, as a contemplative dharma art exploration to enrich your meditation practice and experience mindfulness in everyday life. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

First Sunday Extended Sitting Meditation (In person)

July 7th—November 3rd

Please come join us from 9:30 - 12:00 on the first Sunday of the month for an extended period of sitting and walking meditation. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Black Power Meditation Group (In Person)

with Justin Miles

July 10th—July 24th

The nature of Blackness is emptiness, humanity, love, wisdom, nurturing & generosity. The nature of Power is luminosity, fearlessness, clarity & confidence. True Black Power is discovered when we take time to sit and discover our nature as Black people. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation@33rd (In Person & Online)

July 13th—July 27th

Meditation@33rd offers an intimate space in which to practice sitting meditation & to reflect on one's experience of meditation with others. Instruction provided to anyone new to meditation. Join us in person on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Learn to Meditate (In person)

with Barry Buchy

July 13th

In these challenging times, the practical wisdom of meditation can help us show up for our daily lives with more kindness, confidence and curiosity. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

July Ikebana

with Ellen White Rook

July 13th

Enjoy summer flowers! Explore ikebana--Japanese flower arranging. Monthly class for new and returning students. All welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Summer Celebration + Community Meditation (In-Person)

July 14th

Open to meditators of all experience levels, community meditations offer us a chance to practice and study together, meet and connect with other members of our community and refresh our sense of well-being, goodness, and sanity. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

What the Buddha Taught Class 7:  Profound View and Vast Action

with Jude Robison & Marilia Marien

July 20th

In this daylong program, we will explore the foundations of the profound view and vast action of the Mahayana teachings, as well as their relevance and application in our everyday lives. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Lojong Study Group (In Person & Online)

July 25th

Please join our participant-led study group focused on Lojong, the ancient Tibetan guide for developing compassion and relieving the sufferings of ego. This week, we'll be meeting both in person at Cedarcroft Center at 6112 York Road and on Zoom. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Urban Retreat: Living a Wise, Kind and Joyful Life

with Jude Robison & Marilia Marien

July 29th—August 4th

The theme for this summer’s Urban Retreat is meditation and the contemplative arts as a way of living a wise, kind and joyful life. The morning sessions will focus on basic meditation practice, the afternoons on contemplative arts. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Learn to Meditate (In person)

August 7th

In these challenging times, the practical wisdom of meditation can help us show up for our daily lives with more kindness, confidence and curiosity. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Black Power Meditation Group (In Person)

with Justin Miles

August 7th—August 21st

The nature of Blackness is emptiness, humanity, love, wisdom, nurturing & generosity. The nature of Power is luminosity, fearlessness, clarity & confidence. True Black Power is discovered when we take time to sit and discover our nature as Black people. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation@33rd (In Person & Online)

August 10th—August 24th

Meditation@33rd offers an intimate space in which to practice sitting meditation & to reflect on one's experience of meditation with others. Instruction provided to anyone new to meditation. Join us in person on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Black Power Meditation Group (In Person)

with Justin Miles

September 4th—September 18th

The nature of Blackness is emptiness, humanity, love, wisdom, nurturing & generosity. The nature of Power is luminosity, fearlessness, clarity & confidence. True Black Power is discovered when we take time to sit and discover our nature as Black people. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Learn to Meditate (In person)

September 7th

In these challenging times, the practical wisdom of meditation can help us show up for our daily lives with more kindness, confidence and curiosity. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Understanding Vajrayana: An Exploration of the Vajrayana Path and Culture (Online)

with Judith Simmer-Brown

September 7th—October 26th

Join an exploration of the profound path of Vajrayana that is open to all! This course is ideal for those who are longing to learn more about, inquire into, or refresh their connection to, the Vajrayana path. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation@33rd (In Person & Online)

September 14th—September 28th

Meditation@33rd offers an intimate space in which to practice sitting meditation & to reflect on one's experience of meditation with others. Instruction provided to anyone new to meditation. Join us in person on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Great Eastern Sun: The Sacred Path Series (Online)

with Alexander DeVaron

September 21st—September 22nd

Great Eastern Sun builds on the teachings of basic goodness, “cocoon”, fearlessness, inquisitiveness, and openness in the Heart of Warriorship series (Shambhala Training Levels I-V) and introduces how to see the primordial energy and brilliance that is a Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Black Power Meditation Group (In Person)

with Justin Miles

October 2nd—October 30th

The nature of Blackness is emptiness, humanity, love, wisdom, nurturing & generosity. The nature of Power is luminosity, fearlessness, clarity & confidence. True Black Power is discovered when we take time to sit and discover our nature as Black people. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation@33rd (In Person & Online)

October 12th—October 26th

Meditation@33rd offers an intimate space in which to practice sitting meditation & to reflect on one's experience of meditation with others. Instruction provided to anyone new to meditation. Join us in person on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Windhorse: The Sacred Path Series (Online)

October 26th—October 27th

Windhorse builds on the teachings of basic goodness, “cocoon”, fearlessness, inquisitiveness, and openness in Shambhala Training Levels 1-V and the teachings of the Great Eastern Sun—a societal vision and aspiration to help the world manifest a good huma Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Being a Bodhisattva: Exploring the Bodhisattva Vow (Online)

with Judith Simmer-Brown

November 2nd—November 16th

This three-session course explores the moment in a person’s life when they decide to go one step further than “being Buddhist”—and make a profound commitment to put all others before themselves. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation@33rd (In Person & Online)

November 9th—November 23rd

Meditation@33rd offers an intimate space in which to practice sitting meditation & to reflect on one's experience of meditation with others. Instruction provided to anyone new to meditation. Join us in person on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Black Power Meditation Group (In Person)

with Justin Miles

November 13th

The nature of Blackness is emptiness, humanity, love, wisdom, nurturing & generosity. The nature of Power is luminosity, fearlessness, clarity & confidence. True Black Power is discovered when we take time to sit and discover our nature as Black people. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Black Power Meditation Group (In Person)

with Justin Miles

December 4th—December 18th

The nature of Blackness is emptiness, humanity, love, wisdom, nurturing & generosity. The nature of Power is luminosity, fearlessness, clarity & confidence. True Black Power is discovered when we take time to sit and discover our nature as Black people. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Drala: The Sacred Path Series (Online)

December 9th—December 10th

Drala is a Tibetan word that doesn’t have a simple translation. It refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression and also refers to the wisdom of “direct perception” that can be accessed through the senses. Many cultures Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation@33rd (In Person & Online)

December 14th—December 28th

Meditation@33rd offers an intimate space in which to practice sitting meditation & to reflect on one's experience of meditation with others. Instruction provided to anyone new to meditation. Join us in person on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month. Continue »