Programs for Mid-Atlantic States USA Region

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Community Gathering: Opening the Circle

April 10th—May 29th

Lexington Shambhala Community Gathering: Opening the Circle Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Online)

with Chris Kreeger

May 16th—May 30th - Date postponed or cancelled

The Sadhana of Mahamudra was written by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche while on retreat in Bhutan in 1968. This retreat marked a profound turning point in his presentation of the buddhadharma. The text and practice contain essence teachings Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Meditation for Daily Living: An Online Course for Beginners

with Ciprian Iancu

May 18th—June 8th

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 Center of Lexington

A YEAR of HINAYANA, COURSE I - offered on Zoom

May 19th—June 23rd

This is the first of a 5-part year-long course on the Hinayana taught online by acharyas. This first 7-week course is an exploration of the First Noble Truth, the nature of suffering, and how we can meet suffering with maitri (unconditional friendliness). Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Meditation in Everyday Life (Online)

with Joseph Mauricio

May 27th—June 24th

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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Transforming Suffering into Love, Connection and Compassionate Action (Online)

with Jude Robison

May 28th—June 25th

Relating to suffering is the essence of Buddhist mind/heart training. Rather than responding to suffering by armoring the heart, we can open to compassion, based on our heart’s fearless capacity to love and to recognize interconnection. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Rachel Faro & Vegan Aharonian

May 28th—June 25th

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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Shakyamuni Buddha: His Life, Teachings, and Students (Online)

with Thomas Berthoff

May 30th

Shakyamuni Buddha taught 2600 years ago, but his life and teachings continue to inspire people around the world. This day of study and meditation will be dedicated to Shakyamuni Buddha's life example and teachings, as well as his principle students. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Profound Treasury Book Club Online

with Michele Laporte

May 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. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Writing as Practice: Lose Control

with Ellen Rook

May 30th

Using Nathalie Goldberg’s “Writing Down the Bones” guidelines, participants will dive into contemplative writing, The session includes meditation practice, free writing and sharing. Via Zoom. Open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Sunday Sit

May 31st

Sunday Sitting - Join us for an hour of sitting this Sunday at Washington Park in Albany. We will be sitting on the steps across from the Amphitheater. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Open House Talk (Online)

with Jennifer Parde

June 1st

Join us for an online talk and discussion by led by one of our teachers on a variety of topics pertaining to the Shambhala teachings and practices, and how we relate them to our everyday lives. All are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Discovering the Heart Sutra

with Ellen Rook

June 2nd—June 16th

In depth exploration of the great Mahayana teaching on emptiness. Everyone welcome. The course will be offered online via Zoom. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana

with Shastri Elizabeth Reid

June 5th

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

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Shakyamuni Buddha Day (Vaishaka Day) (Online)

with Thomas Berthoff

June 5th

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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

What the Buddha Taught: Karma, the 12 Nidanas, and Auspicious Coincidence (Online)

with Thomas Berthoff

June 6th—June 13th

Why are we suffering? What can we do to stop suffering? How does meditation accomplish both understanding and stopping suffering? The Buddha’s teaching on karma, interdependence and auspicious coincidence answers those questions. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Sunday - Maitri Bhavana Practice (Online)

June 7th

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

Shambhala Sadhana

with Thomas Berthoff

June 7th

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

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

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

with Acharya Susan Chapman & Acharya Fleet Maull

June 9th—July 14th

This is the first in a series of five courses exploring the profundity of the Hinayana teachings of the Buddha. Part One explores the First Noble Truth, the nature of suffering, and how we can meet suffering with maitri (unconditional friendliness). Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Dharma Gathering: Meditation in Action

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

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

with Shastri Jerry Webster

June 13th—June 14th

This online 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 »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training II: Discover Your Inner Warrior

with Yeshe Clarke & Edward Hargadon

June 13th—June 14th - Date postponed or cancelled

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 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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Sunday - Bagels & Dharma (Online)

June 28th

Join our popular gathering online for food, dharma and conversation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism, and Racial Inequality

July 8th

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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Qigong 1 and 2 - Peaceful Body, Peaceful Mind

with Michael Busby

July 11th—July 12th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Shambhala City Online Weekthun

with Shastri Jerry Webster

July 25th—July 31st

Open to all! Join us for all or part of this ONLINE week-long practice intensive. This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen one's meditation practice from home, with others. 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 »