Programs for Mid-Atlantic States USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Maitri Bhavana

April 22nd—August 26th

The Maitri Bhavana is a mahayana practice for the seriously ill. This is a timely and powerful practice due to our current situation with Covid-19. All are welcome. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

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

May 3rd—September 6th

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

The Places that Scare You: Book Study Group (Online)

June 17th—September 16th

It is possible to encounter our own anger, hurt, and fear in a way that allows us to soften up.  We can then extend compassion to ourselves and others, freeing us to act for the benefit of all. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Modern Buddhist Classics 2.0 Online Book Group

July 5th—December 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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Contentment in Everyday Life

with John Sennhauser & Shastri Elizabeth Reid

July 8th—August 12th

This course is an 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 Albany

Conversations about Race -

July 9th—August 27th

The killing of George Floyd has spurred many of us to take a deeper look at the impact of race on our country, our citizens, and particularly people of color. This course is a step in that direction. Often when we think and talk about race in America it i Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Meditation in Everyday Life (Online)

with Vegan Aharonian & Ashley Dinges

July 30th—August 27th

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 »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana - Course II (Online)

with Acharya Dale Asrael & John Rockwell

August 4th—September 15th

This is the second in a series of five courses exploring the profundity of the Buddha's Hinayana teachings. Course II looks at the Second Noble Truth, the Origins of Suffering, exploring the Five Skandhas of Form, Feeling, Perception, Conceptual Formation Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

White Tara Monthly Practice - Lung, Practice, and Discussion

with Shastri Jerry Webster

August 5th—December 2nd

White Tara meditation practice is said to grant health, patience, peacefulness, longevity, and courage - a practice well fitted for this time of the pandemic. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

The Four Immeasurables: Cracking Open the Heart of the Buddhist Way - ONLINE

with Shastri Jerry Webster

August 10th—August 31st

In addition to a study of these two books - Pema Chodron’s "The Places That Scare You" and Thich Nhat Hahn’s "At Home in the World" - this course will provide both a conceptual and experiential framework to allow us to move forward in understanding and im Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism, and Racial Inequality: BIPOC Gathering

August 15th

Saturday's Race, Racism, and Racial Inequality Gathering is intended for BIPOC. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism, and Racial Inequality: White Identified Group

August 15th

The purpose of these meetings is to create a safe and brave space through meditation and learning for honest conversation about racism. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Exploring the Nature of Reality (online)

with Shastri Alexander deVaron & James Avery

August 15th—August 29th

 We will start by training in how to evoke  an atmosphere of relaxation, openness, clarity  and curiosity. From that ground we will explore the question, “What is real?” Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

BSMC Leadership Collective Meeting (Open)

August 17th

The BSMC Leadership Collective is Baltimore Shambhala's intentional experiment in the practice of collective leadership. Please join us as we envision the future of our community together. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Learn to Meditate (Online)

August 18th

Ideal for beginners as well as students who want to work on stabilizing their meditation, this program provides tools and teachings for everyone who is interested in learning about meditation.  Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism, and Racial Inequality: White Identified Group

August 22nd

The purpose of these meetings is to create a safe and brave space through meditation and learning for honest conversation about racism. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Virtual Healing Circle

with Jeff Rubin

August 22nd

During these meetings, we'll explore and discuss relevant teachings and share our wisdom and confusion. Our themes will include working with hope and fear, uncertainty, pain and suffering, illness, and many other challenging states of human experience. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Bagels & Dharma: Back to Square One (Online)

with Jean Plough

August 23rd

If we really want to do something properly, the only genuine ground we have is square one, the present moment. What else do we have? Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Open House Talk (Online)

with Jessica Locke

August 24th

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 is Jess Locke. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism, and Racial Inequality: BIPOC Gathering

August 29th

Saturday's Race, Racism, and Racial Inequality Gathering is intended for BIPOC. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism, and Racial Inequality: White Identified Group

August 29th

The purpose of these meetings is to create a safe and brave space through meditation and learning for honest conversation about racism. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Open House Talk (Online)

with Dianne Scheper

August 31st

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 is Dianne Scheper. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana

September 2nd

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

Race, Racism, and Racial Inequality: White Identified Group

September 5th

The purpose of these meetings is to create a safe and brave space through meditation and learning for honest conversation about racism. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

The Art of Politics with Jon Barbieri

September 5th

Join us for a discussion on how the Buddhist and Shambhala Path can be the basis for our engaging in the Art of Politics as we head towards the 2020 Presidential election-where it is time to simply and energetically, show up. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

with Thomas Berthoff

September 5th

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

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Maitri Bhavana Practice

September 6th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Entering the Stream: a retreat including Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

September 11th—September 13th

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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

What the Buddha Taught: The Heart Sutra (Online)

with Jean Plough & Ellen Knapp

September 12th

It is often said that emptiness is the heart of Mahayana Buddhism, and that the heart of emptiness is compassion. The Heart Sutra conveys the essence of “prajnaparamita,” or transcendent wisdom, wisdom that goes beyond our ordinary mind. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Virtual Healing Circle

with Jeff Rubin

September 12th

During these meetings, we'll explore and discuss relevant teachings and share our wisdom and confusion. Our themes will include working with hope and fear, uncertainty, pain and suffering, illness, and many other challenging states of human experience. 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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Learn to Meditate (Online)

September 15th

Ideal for beginners as well as students who want to work on stabilizing their meditation, this program provides tools and teachings for everyone who is interested in learning about meditation.  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 New York

Virtual Healing Circle

with Jeff Rubin

September 26th

During these meetings, we'll explore and discuss relevant teachings and share our wisdom and confusion. Our themes will include working with hope and fear, uncertainty, pain and suffering, illness, and many other challenging states of human experience. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Bagels & Dharma (Online)

September 27th

Join us for one hour of dharma and discussion. BYOB Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Open House Talk (Online)

with Peng Zhang

September 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 is Peng Zhang. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

with Thomas Berthoff

October 3rd

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

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

with Shastri Jerry Webster & Jayne Sutton

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 ONLINE

with Shastri Jerry Webster & Anyana Banerjee

November 9th—December 21st

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 »