Programs for Mid-Atlantic States USA Region

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Shambhala Sadhana Full Moon Practice

March 31st—December 12th

These Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practices are open to our entire sangha community, Continue »

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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma Study Group: Mahayana

January 9th—December 26th

Group study of the second volume of the Profound Treasury, focused on the Mahayana, distilled from talks given by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche during the 13 Vajradhatu Seminaries conducted between 1973 and 1986. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

The Basic Goodness of Being Human: Who Am I?

with Ellen Rook

January 10th—February 14th

This course asks the question “Who am I?” and explores the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, buddha nature, and the confidence of warriorship. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion: Friendliness as the Starting Point of Meditation

with Gabe Dayley

January 17th

Thursday Open House: Seasoned practitioners and newcomers come together and explore what it takes to live genuinely, bravely and compassionately. Come & engage in inspiring conversations, share experiences and insights and meet new people. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Weekend I: Feel Human Again

with Dr. Shante Smalls

January 18th—January 20th - Date postponed or cancelled

This weekend has been cancelled due to the illness of Shanté Smalls, the program's teacher. We hope to reschedule it in the near future. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

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

with Ellen Rook

January 19th

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 to Meditate - Weekend Edition

with Ryu Yoshida

January 20th

Weekend version of Learn to Meditate class. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Ciprian Iancu & Jayne Sutton

January 22nd—February 26th

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 Washington, DC

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

January 24th

Thursday Open House: Seasoned practitioners and newcomers come together and explore what it takes to live genuinely, bravely and compassionately. Come & engage in inspiring conversations, share experiences and insights and meet new people. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Mamo Chants

January 25th—February 3rd

The year-end mamo chant practice is a means to clean up any personal or environmental negativity of the whole year leading up to Shambhala Day, which is Tuesday, February 5th, 2019. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Ritual and Form: Mamo Chants and the End of Lunar Year

January 25th—February 3rd

This series of short talks on the rituals and forms around the Shambhala Buddhist year-end practices explores the symbolism, language and energetic significance these practices contain. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

The Sacred Path: Perky

with Susan Ryan

January 25th—January 27th

Perky focuses on cultivating sharp, vibrant, and uplifted energy through natural discipline. One's inherent inquisitiveness leads to further exploration that overcomes doubt and hesitation. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Jude Robison

January 26th—January 27th

Shambhala Training Level I is the beginning of the Way of Shambhala path - a series of weekend retreats and weekly companion courses that are an effective way for students of any tradition to learn to meditate. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism & Racial Inequality Group

January 26th

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 New York

Profound Treasury Book Club

with Michele Laporte

January 26th

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 »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Paul Benson & Edward Hargadon

January 30th—February 27th

Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. We dare to face life and death as they are. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Werma Sadhana Feast

January 30th

All Shambhala sadhakas are invited to this Werma Sadhana feast, Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

January 31st

Thursday Open House: Seasoned practitioners and newcomers come together and explore what it takes to live genuinely, bravely and compassionately. Come & engage in inspiring conversations, share experiences and insights and meet new people. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group

February 2nd

All women are welcome to join the Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group for our monthly gathering! Light breakfast & socializing starts at 9am; participant-led program is 10-11:30 am. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Family Day and Bodhi School

February 3rd

Our theme for 2018-2019 is "Kindness, Community, and the Wisdom of the Elements." 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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Kurukulla Year-End Practice

February 3rd

Year-end practice session of the Kurukulla Sadhana, for those who who have received the empowerment from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Save the Date: Shambhala Day / Losar Celebration

February 5th

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the New Year and represents one of the most important traditions in our community. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Day 2019: Year of the Earth Boar

February 5th

A celebration of sangha to welcome the Year of the Earth Boar: thoughtful, generous, good-humored! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Learn to Meditate

February 7th

On the first Thursday 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

Shambhala Day Celebration: Year of the Earth Pig

February 8th

Join us for our celebration of the New Year as we dance in the spirit of the Earth Pig! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun & Windhorse

with Shastri Jerry Webster, Jonathan Kirkendall, Scott Perkins

February 9th—March 5th

Great Eastern Sun & Windhorse marks the beginning of a new Sacred Path pilot, a community study of the living Shambhala Terma. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Day 2019

February 10th

The Year of the Earth Boar has arrived... Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Learn to Meditate - Weekend Edition

with Ryu Yoshida

February 10th

Weekend version of Learn to Meditate class. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Day 2019: Year of the Earth Boar

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

February 10th

Save the Date! Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the Tibetan New Year, and represents one of the most important celebrations in Shambhala. Join us for good practice, good food, and good company as we celebrate the new year! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Cultivating Kindness, Equanimity, and Compassion

with Acharya Melissa Moore

February 13th

Learning to cultivate kindness toward ourselves is the gateway to genuine affection and compassion for others. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Discovering the Source of True Connection: A Valentine's Day Open House Talk

with Acharya Melissa Moore

February 14th

This open house talk will explore our innate infrastructure of kindness, equanimity, compassion, and joy. It turns out that we have all the love we need within ourselves already -- it is simply a question of opening up oneself to oneself. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Profound Kindness Retreat - Weeklong

with Acharya Susan Chapman & Mary Sehlinger

February 16th—February 22nd

What the World Needs Now: Profound Kindness Weekthun Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Karuna Training Is Coming to Baltimore! A Training in Engaged Compassion

with Acharya Melissa Moore

February 16th—February 17th

At times in life, it’s easy to lose our compassion, or think that we have. This program will focus on the natural infrastructure of open-heartedness that we all possess. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

The Four Dignities of Investigating Whiteness and Racism

with Jonathan Kirkendall & Gabe Dayley

February 22nd—February 24th

This course will offer an introductory investigation of race, whiteness, and systemic racism for Shambhala practitioners who identify as white. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

February 22nd—February 24th

Examine your fears and defense mechanisms by training the mind to meet challenging moments with courage and confidence. Prerequisite: The Art of Being Human – Shambhala Training Level I Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training II: Discover Your Inner Warrior

February 22nd—February 24th

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 »

Sky Lake Lodge

Monarch Retreat

with Cynthia Mackay

February 23rd—March 3rd

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Art - Part One: Coming to Your Senses

with Alexander deVaron

February 23rd

Shambhala Art is art that wakes us up. Meditation inspires creativity by clarifying our perceptions and relaxing habitual mind. In Shambhala Art we explore the creative process, cultivating awareness that leads to pure expression. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Joy in Everyday Life

with Elissa Kane

February 28th—March 28th

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 Albany

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

March 1st—March 3rd

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 »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group

March 2nd

All women are welcome to join the Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group for our monthly gathering! Light breakfast & socializing starts at 9am; participant-led program is 10-11:30 am. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Family Day and Bodhi School

March 3rd

Our theme for 2018-2019 is "Kindness, Community, and the Wisdom of the Elements." 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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

March 8th—March 10th

In Shambhala Training Level II, we cultivate our willingness to observe our cocoon of habitual fear and defense mechanisms. We begin to appreciate that we can fully experience our basic goodness and further develop fearlessness. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Care for Yourself With Jin Shin Jyutsu

with Ryu Yoshida

March 9th—March 10th

Jin Shin Jyutsu is a Japanese system of energy work which harmonizes and strengthens the subtle energy flows that bring life and healing to the body. There will be a more detailed description of this 2 day workshop posted here soon. Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Examining Whiteness Facilitator Training

March 12th—March 16th

Intensive training for white identified individuals with an established meditation practice and working on unlearning white supremacy, to learn to facilitate others in this work! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Joy in Everyday Life

March 12th—April 9th

How can we find a genuine source of energy and inspiration? In this class we’ll explore the meaning of joy, the discovery of inspiration, and learn practical methods for developing kindness toward ourselves and others. Open to everyone. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Art - Part Two: Seeing Things As They Are

with Alexander deVaron

March 16th

Through meditation we come to see things as they are as opposed to how we think or imagine they are. We discover that everything has a felt presence to it as well as a thought sense that we bring to it. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Learn to Meditate - Weekend Edition

with Ryu Yoshida

March 17th

Weekend version of Learn to Meditate class. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III

March 22nd—March 24th

Having learned not to turn away from fear, we can extend this insight into everyday life. We learn to apply our practice to whatever arises, developing confidence throughout our life. Prerequisite: Birth of the Warrior – Shambhala Training Level II Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Sacred Path: Drala

with Shastri Jerry Webster

March 31st—April 23rd

Drala is the second program in a new Sacred Path pilot, a community study of the living Shambhala Terma. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Training the Mind and Awakening the Heart: The Practice of Lojong

with Christian Gregory & Jayne Sutton

April 1st—May 6th

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 »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group

April 6th

All women are welcome to join the Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group for our monthly gathering! Light breakfast & socializing starts at 9am; participant-led program is 10-11:30 am. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Family Day and Bodhi School

April 7th

Our theme for 2018-2019 is "Kindness, Community, and the Wisdom of the Elements." 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

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Shastri Jerry Webster

April 13th—April 14th

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 Albany

Learn to Meditate - Weekend Edition

with Ryu Yoshida

April 21st

Weekend version of Learn to Meditate class. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

April 23rd—May 21st

This course presents practical tools for understanding and transforming fear, and shares the view that fear can serve as an opportunity to develop unconditional confidence. Prerequisite: Joy in Everyday Life Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group

May 4th

All women are welcome to join the Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group for our monthly gathering! Light breakfast & socializing starts at 9am; participant-led program is 10-11:30 am. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Community Gathering - Haiku Hike at the Cylburn Arboretum

May 5th

Our theme for 2018-2019 is "Kindness, Community, and the Wisdom of the Elements." 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

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV

May 10th—May 12th

In Awakened Heart, our natural curiosity takes us deeper as our hearts open and we learn to communicate with our world, allowing ourselves to be touched without closing down in fear. Prerequisite: Warrior in the World – Shambhala Training Level III Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group

June 1st

All women are welcome to join the Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group for our monthly gathering! Light breakfast & socializing starts at 9am; participant-led program is 10-11:30 am. Continue »