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 Meditation Center of Albany

Profound Treasury: The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion

September 9th—May 11th (2020)

Open to all, monthly discussion group meeting to discuss the material from Chögyam Trungpa's Profound Treasury, Volume Two: The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Advanced Buddhist Studies: Insight into Emptiness

with Derek Kolleeny

September 17th—December 17th

This course will be an in-depth exploration of the Middle Way view of the nature of reality as presented in the Tibetan Prasangika tradition. We will focus primarily on the method of the Geluk tradition as presentation in the fine book Insight into Emptin Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

White Awake Baltimore Study Group

October 23rd—December 18th

Join other white-identifying people as we learn more about the realities of racism and the unintended impacts of white privilege so that we can consciously contribute to racial justice rather than unconsciously perpetuate patterns of harm. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Joy in Everyday Life

with Elissa Kane

November 14th—December 19th

Through study and practice of these teachings on discipline and the traditional Buddhist teachings of the Mahayana, we step out of the trap of our habitual patterns, free ourselves from confusion, and cultivate the noble heart of compassion. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism & Racial Inequality Group

December 12th

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

Social Presencing Theater

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

December 14th—December 15th

Social Presencing Theater is a series of practices developed under the leadership of Arawana Hayashi for the Presencing Institute. An art form based on mindfulness and awareness, it explores the creative potential of individuals and of groups. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

A Day of Listening

with Shastri Alexander deVaron

December 14th

Take a listening journey, mixing experiential exercises with meditation practice, talks and discussion. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Sit, Walk, Write: 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 day of meditation, movement and writing retreat. Half day participants welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Community Sitting

with Shastri Elizabeth Reid & Shastri Sheila Bascetta

December 17th

Community sitting is an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting as a way to help deepen our practice as individuals and as a community. For meditators of all experience levels, this community sitting is an opportunity to unplug, relax with o Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

BIPOC Sitting Group

with Naoko Kojima & Joy Gutierrez

December 18th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Mindful Singing - Joining Mindfulness and Song

with Damian Ubriaco

December 18th

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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Holiday Practice Weekend

December 27th—December 29th

Chill with calm abiding. Come as your schedule permits. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Winter Weekthun at Sky Lake: Dharma Art and Co-Creating Good Communities

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

December 27th—January 3rd (2020)

Take a trip to Sky Lake for the annual week-long meditation intensive, an opportunity to fully immerse oneself in mindfulness meditation. This week-long program is open to all, beginning and experienced meditators. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Winter Retreat

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

January 5th—January 11th (2020)

Start the New Year with a weeklong Winter Retreat Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Family Day and Bodhi School

January 5th (2020)

Our theme for 2019-20 is "The Eightfold Path," the path to uproot the causes of our suffering. Join us for FAMILY DAY AND BODHI SCHOOL each month for children from age 2 years to High School, "Parenting as a Path" discussion group, and potluck lunch. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Weekend III: Warrior in the World

with Edward Hargadon

January 10th—January 12th (2020)

Shambhala Training Weekend III is the third retreat weekend in the highly acclaimed Shambhala Training curriculum. Completion of Shambhala Training Weekend II is a prerequisite for this program. "To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Learn to Meditate - Weekend Edition

with Mr. Ryu Yoshida

January 12th (2020)

Weekend version of Learn to Meditate class. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT)

with Jennifer Yarbro

January 14th—March 3rd (2020)

Cultivating compassion as a daily practice helps individuals and groups embrace challenging relationships and manage the stress of modern society Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Art, Part I & II

with Jennifer Parde

January 17th—January 19th (2020)

Shambhala Art can be seen as a process, a product, and an arts education program. As a process, it brings wakefulness and awareness to the creative and viewing processes through the integration of contemplation and meditation. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Baltimore Shambhala 24-Hour Sit-A-Thon

January 25th—January 26th (2020)

Support our beloved center, push the limits of your practice, and have fun at our first-ever BSMC 24-Hour Sit-A-Thon! Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Exploring Whiteness

with Deborah Cooper

January 26th (2020)

It's hoped that this presentation will provide inspiration to learn ways in which we can become compassionate agents of change. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

January 31st—February 2nd (2020)

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 »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Family Day and Bodhi School

February 2nd (2020)

Our theme for 2019-20 is "The Eightfold Path," the path to uproot the causes of our suffering. Join us for FAMILY DAY AND BODHI SCHOOL each month for children from age 2 years to High School, "Parenting as a Path" discussion group, and potluck lunch. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Learn to Meditate

February 5th (2020)

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

Encountering Basic Goodness: Shambhala Training Level I

with Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls

February 7th—February 8th (2020)

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. Open to all! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Radical Dharma: Talking Love, Race, and Liberation - Book Group and Discussion

with Elissa Kane

February 13th—March 12th (2020)

Join us as we explore Rev. angel Kyodo Williams' engaging book on the role dharma can play in liberation - particularly in connection to race and love. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Shambhala Day 2020 - Year of the Iron Mouse

February 23rd (2020)

Celebrate the lunar New Year with practice, a worldwide virtual gathering, food and community! Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Family Day and Bodhi School

March 1st (2020)

Our theme for 2019-20 is "The Eightfold Path," the path to uproot the causes of our suffering. Join us for FAMILY DAY AND BODHI SCHOOL each month for children from age 2 years to High School, "Parenting as a Path" discussion group, and potluck lunch. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Milarepa Day

March 8th (2020)

Celebrate the enlightenment and life of example of Milarepa reading the songs of the lineage fathers in The Rain of Wisdom (Tib: Kagyü Gurtso). Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Chris Kreeger & Edward Hargadon

March 20th—March 22nd (2020)

Composed by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in a sacred cave in Bhutan in 1968, the Sadhana of Mahamudra was an important turning point in his presentation of the Buddhist teachings in the West. It is written for modern times, with the expressed Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

March 20th—March 22nd (2020)

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Family Day and Bodhi School

April 5th (2020)

Our theme for 2019-20 is "The Eightfold Path," the path to uproot the causes of our suffering. Join us for FAMILY DAY AND BODHI SCHOOL each month for children from age 2 years to High School, "Parenting as a Path" discussion group, and potluck lunch. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Community Gathering - Haiku Hike at the Cylburn Arboretum

May 3rd (2020)

Join this last First Sunday Family Day gathering of the season for a contemplative hike in the woods followed by sharing poetry and a picnic! Continue »