Programs for Mid-Atlantic States USA Region

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra (New Moon)

January 5th—December 26th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra, a liturgical text, is practiced on the new moon days. It was written with the expressed intention of overcoming the obstacles of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and the world. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Deepening Compassion Part Two: the Paramitas

May 5th—July 14th

Register on our calendar page for this event to join in with the group continuing studies in compassion and mindfulness. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part 2: The Six Paramitas

May 5th—July 14th

The Shambhala Acharyas lead the community in a series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from Buddhist Mahayana teachings on the Six Paramitas of the the bodhisattva warrior. The talks are all given live on line. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Advanced Buddhist Studies: Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness

with Derek Kolleeny

May 21st—July 2nd

A six week course for those interested in exploring the depths of the mahayana Buddhist contemplative tradition of the kagyu and nyingma lineages. This will be an accessible introduction to the stages of understanding of the nature of reality and how to c Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

with Aurora Casta & Marilia Marien

May 30th—July 25th

Learn to manage multiple stressors and support your well-being through practicing mindfulness in the eight-week curriculum developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Damian Ubriaco & Virginia Fisher

May 30th—June 27th - Date postponed or cancelled

Meditation in Everyday Life is a five-week class designed to help new meditators (including those who have never meditated before) develop a regular practice and bring the benefits of mindfulness to their daily lives. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Scott Perkins

June 3rd—July 1st

This introductory course is an experiential 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. Open to everyone. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Monthly Sing - For Anyone Who Wishes to Join Mindfulness and Song (2X)

with Damian Ubriaco

June 19th

Mindfulness brings us into the fullness of the moment. Singing infuses our being with vibrant energy. Imagine the possibilities when we bring these two activities together! Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Lojong Study Group

June 20th

Please join our new participant-led study group focused on Lojong, the ancient Tibetan guide for developing compassion and relieving the sufferings of ego. We meet every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. to explore a different slogan. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Discovering True Courage: Not Afraid of Who We Are - Weekend

with Jude Robison, Marilia Marien, Joseph Arnold

June 22nd—June 23rd

Discovering true courage begins with making friends with ourselves. By developing a sense of wellbeing and appreciation for ourselves, we open a doorway to compassion and appreciation of others and our world. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Hard Times: Simple Courage & Natural Bravery - Weeklong Retreat

with Jude Robison, Marilia Marien, Joseph Arnold

June 22nd—June 28th

In this week-long retreat, you will explore the sitting practice of meditation, along with contemplative practice and embodied exercises,You can work with the retreat leader to customize your sitting time and practice days. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Midsummer's Day Picnic

June 22nd

You're invited to our Midsummer’s Day Picnic, Shambhala’s annual celebration of the summer solstice, on Saturday, June 22nd, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.! We’ll be gathering at the Center this year to enjoy a picnic, lhasang, and plenty of fun activities for the kids! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

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

with Ellen Rook

June 23rd

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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Hard Times: Simple Courage & Natural Bravery - Day 3

with Jude Robison, Marilia Marien, Joseph Arnold

June 24th

In this week-long retreat, you will explore the sitting practice of meditation, along with contemplative practice and embodied exercises,You can work with the retreat leader to customize your sitting time and practice days. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Hard Times: Simple Courage & Natural Bravery - Weekdays

with Jude Robison, Marilia Marien, Joseph Arnold

June 24th—June 28th

In this weekday retreat, you will explore the sitting practice of meditation, along with contemplative practice and embodied exercises,You can work with the retreat leader to customize your sitting time and practice days. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Hard Times: Simple Courage & Natural Bravery - Day 4

with Jude Robison, Marilia Marien, Joseph Arnold

June 25th

In this week-long retreat, you will explore the sitting practice of meditation, along with contemplative practice and embodied exercises,You can work with the retreat leader to customize your sitting time and practice days. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Community Gathering with the Interim Governing Council

June 25th

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

June 25th

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

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Hard Times: Simple Courage & Natural Bravery - Day 5

with Jude Robison, Marilia Marien, Joseph Arnold

June 26th

In this week-long retreat, you will explore the sitting practice of meditation, along with contemplative practice and embodied exercises,You can work with the retreat leader to customize your sitting time and practice days. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Lojong Study Group

June 27th

Please join our new participant-led study group focused on Lojong, the ancient Tibetan guide for developing compassion and relieving the sufferings of ego. We meet every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. to explore a different slogan. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Hard Times: Simple Courage & Natural Bravery - Day 7

with Jude Robison, Marilia Marien, Joseph Arnold

June 28th

In this week-long retreat, you will explore the sitting practice of meditation, along with contemplative practice and embodied exercises,You can work with the retreat leader to customize your sitting time and practice days. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism & Racial Inequality Group

June 29th

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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Midsummer's Day

June 29th

Join community members in a beautiful park location to celebrate summer! The new Blues Choir is performing too... Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Profound Treasury Book Club

with Michele Laporte

June 30th

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 Washington, DC

Learn to Meditate

July 3rd

On the first Wednesday of each month, receive guided instruction in the fundamentals of meditation. First-time visitors as well as anyone seeking a refresher are welcome. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Philly Fresh Dharma

July 9th

8 weeks. 8 teachers. Refreshing dharma. We invite you to join us this Summer for a new series, highlighting fresh voices in our sangha's Educator Community. Each week will include practice, a dharma talk and social time. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Weekly Dharma Gathering

July 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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Conversations on Patriarchy for Women and Non-Binary Group

with Naoko Kojima & Alison Pepper

July 10th

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 »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Chris Kreeger

July 12th—July 14th

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. Students will receive practical instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into effective actions as they arise. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Riding the Tilt-A-Whirl: the Buddha’s Teaching on Karma

with Thomas Berthoff

July 12th—July 14th

Why are we suffering? What can we do to stop suffering? How does meditation accomplish both understanding and stopping suffering? This meditation and study intensive focuses on how the Buddha’s teaching on karma answers those questions. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Fundamentals of Buddhism 2: The Second Turning Teachings

with Chris Montone

July 13th

In his life, the Buddha offered profound and practical teachings for cultivating compassion and understand reality. In this one-day offering, we'll explore what Shakyamuni Buddha taught in the Second Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Learn about our Chants

with Judith Johnson

July 16th

Learn about our Chants. Chants are one of the funkier parts of our practice. Many of us chant along without clear understanding of what they mean or why we are doing them. If this rings true for you, join us for our 1st session of learning about our chant Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Philly Fresh Dharma

July 16th

8 weeks. 8 teachers. Refreshing dharma. We invite you to join us this Summer for a new series, highlighting fresh voices in our sangha's Educator Community. Each week will include practice, a dharma talk and social time. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

BIPOC Sitting Group

with Dr. Shanté Smalls, Naoko Kojima, Joy Gutierrez

July 18th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

BIPOC Retreat: Encountering Basic Goodness

with Dr. Shanté Smalls, Naoko Kojima, Brandon Sloan

July 19th—July 21st

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 »

Sky Lake Lodge

BIPOC: Encountering Basic Goodness

with Dr. Shanté Smalls

July 19th—July 21st

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Learn to Meditate - Weekend Edition

with Mr. Ryu Yoshida

July 21st

Weekend version of Learn to Meditate class. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Philly Fresh Dharma

July 23rd

8 weeks. 8 teachers. Refreshing dharma. We invite you to join us this Summer for a new series, highlighting fresh voices in our sangha's Educator Community. Each week will include practice, a dharma talk and social time. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism & Racial Inequality Group

July 24th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Shambhala City Weekthün

with Shastri Jerry Webster

July 27th—August 2nd

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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Philly Fresh Dharma: Dharma and Dating

July 30th

8 weeks. 8 teachers. Refreshing dharma. We invite you to join us this Summer for a new series, highlighting fresh voices in our sangha's Educator Community. Each week will include practice, a dharma talk and social time. 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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Philly Fresh Dharma

August 6th

8 weeks. 8 teachers. Refreshing dharma. We invite you to join us this Summer for a new series, highlighting fresh voices in our sangha's Educator Community. Each week will include practice, a dharma talk and social time. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Vivid Awareness

with Shastri Jerry Webster

August 6th—August 27th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Learn to Meditate

August 7th

On the first Wednesday of each month, receive guided instruction in the fundamentals of meditation. First-time visitors as well as anyone seeking a refresher are welcome. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Changling Rinpoche 2019: The Teachings of Khenpo Gangshar

August 9th—August 11th

Changling Rinpoche & Lama Tamang Numdul will present Teachings on Khenpo Gangshar to Vajrayana students from all communities. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Storm King!

August 10th

Join us for a community trip to Storm King! Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Philly Fresh Dharma

August 13th

8 weeks. 8 teachers. Refreshing dharma. We invite you to join us this Summer for a new series, highlighting fresh voices in our sangha's Educator Community. Each week will include practice, a dharma talk and social time. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Learn to Meditate

September 4th

On the first Wednesday of each month, receive guided instruction in the fundamentals of meditation. First-time visitors as well as anyone seeking a refresher are welcome. 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 about our Chants

with Judith Johnson

September 10th

Learn about our Chants. Chants are one of the funkier parts of our practice. Many of us chant along without clear understanding of what they mean or why we are doing them. If this rings true for you, join us for our 1st session of learning about our chant Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

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 Albany

Harvest of Peace

September 22nd

Harvest of Peace - Save the Date! Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

WHAT CAN WE RELY ON? Advice from the Buddha and Atisha

with Acharya Richard John

September 28th—September 29th

Open to all. One of the Buddha’s most profound and practical teachings has become known as “The Four Reliances.” This is his heart advice to students who find themselves confused about who and what to trust to guide their path. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Learn to Meditate

October 2nd

On the first Wednesday of each month, receive guided instruction in the fundamentals of meditation. First-time visitors as well as anyone seeking a refresher are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

The Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

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 Albany

The Bodhisattva Warrior: The Six Paramitas

with Ellen Rook

November 5th—December 3rd

The bodhisattva—the renowned ideal of Mahayana Buddhism—is not a god or deity but a way of being we can all aspire to. As Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche explains, those who take the bodhisattva vow make one simple commitment: to put others first, holding nothin Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Learn to Meditate

November 6th

On the first Wednesday of each month, receive guided instruction in the fundamentals of meditation. First-time visitors as well as anyone seeking a refresher are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Ellen Rook

November 22nd—November 24th

In level III, we make an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated during our meditation practice into all aspects of our daily life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Learn to Meditate

December 4th

On the first Wednesday of each month, receive guided instruction in the fundamentals of meditation. First-time visitors as well as anyone seeking a refresher are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

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

with Ellen Rook

December 15th

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 »