Programs for Mid-Atlantic States USA Region

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Maitri Bhavana Practice

January 3rd—December 5th

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 »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Making Friends with Death (Online - Closed Group)

April 5th—December 6th

The Making Friends with Death monthly reading group is opening for new participants during April & May. Please join us as we begin our new book, exploring how we relate to death and, in the process, how we might make the most of our experience of living. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Deepening Compassion: Relative Bodhicitta and the Paramitas (Online)

September 14th—October 19th

The second in a four-course series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings, this course will focus on Relative Bodhicitta – the wish to benefit all beings – and explore the practices helping us to actualize that wish, known as the Paramitas. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

The Buddhist Journey: An Overview of Teachings and Practices Part I (Online)

with Dr. Elaine Yuen & Thomas Berthoff

September 16th—October 21st

Beginning with insights into how humans generate confusion and habitual patterns, we will explore how those insights become the foundation for compassion and skillful means to work with others in contemporary contexts. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Social Meditation (In Person)

October 17th

The practice of Social Meditation creates an environment where people can feel safe and supported while they explore being their full, authentic selves with other people. Open to all! Please join us this week for in-person practice at Cedarcroft Center. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Open House (In Person & Online)

with Paul Benson

October 18th

This week, Paul Benson will offer a talk entitled "Powerlessness and Surrender – the Keys to Radical Acceptance (and Happiness)." Please join us either in person at Cedarcroft Center or on Zoom. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Dharma for Lunch book study

October 19th—November 9th

We will start with "The Places That Scare You" by Pema Chodron. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

October 20th

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

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Lojong Study Group (In Person & Online)

October 21st

Please join our participant-led study group focused on Lojong, the ancient Tibetan guide for developing compassion and relieving the sufferings of ego. This week, we'll be meeting both in person at Cedarcroft Center at 6112 York Road and on Zoom. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Playfulness and Mindfulness: Exploring the practices of Dharma Art and Space Awareness

with Steve Clorfeine

October 23rd

In this one day workshop, we will engage in creative studies of exercises that Chogyam Trungpa introduced to his Mudra Theater group in the 1970’s as well as ways that the founding arts faculty of Naropa University used these teachings as a source to dev Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Racial Justice and Dharma: Public Sit for Honoring Indigenous Peoples Day

October 23rd

Please join Racial Justice & Dharma for a Public Sit for Racial Justice and honoring Indigenous Peoples Day Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Bagels & Dharma (Online)

with Jude Robison

October 24th

Toast your bagel, pour your java, and let’s talk about the dharma. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Open House (Online)

with Edward Hargadon

October 25th

Please join us for Open House, a time and space to come together as a community and share each other's wisdom and companionship. Our speaker this week: Ed Hargadon Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Dharma Gathering: In Love with the World (Online)

with Laura Simms

October 26th

This open house is an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting and to learn how to apply the principles of meditation to everyday life. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

First Monday Open House (Online)

November 1st

Meditators of all levels, come share your experience of practice! We’ll use Zoom breakout rooms for small group discussion and senior meditation teachers will be available to answer questions. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Contentment In Everyday Life (Online)

with Dr. David Greenan & Filomena Leonardi

November 3rd—December 8th

This course is a 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

The Buddhist Journey: An Overview of Teachings and Practices Part II (Online)

with Dr. Elaine Yuen & Thomas Berthoff

November 4th—December 16th

Beginning with insights into how humans generate confusion and habitual patterns, we will explore how those insights become the foundation for compassion and skillful means to work with others in contemporary contexts. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Wisdom In Everyday Life (Online)

with Vegan Aharonian & Ashley Dinges

November 4th—December 9th

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. When we touch the world directly, we discover ordinary magic. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Wisdom In Everyday Life (Hybrid)

November 4th—December 9th

Students will receive essential instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into wisdom as they arise. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Online)

with Joseph Mauricio

November 5th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra involves meditation and chanting. It is open to the whole Shambhala community and is practiced on the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Open House (Online)

November 8th

Please join us for Open House, a time and space to come together as a community and share each other's wisdom and companionship. Our speaker this week: Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Dharma Gathering: The Sound Object in Contemplative Context (online)

with Alexander Van Gils

November 9th

This open house is an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting and to learn how to apply the principles of meditation to everyday life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Sit, Walk, Write: Contemplative Writing Retreat

with Ellen Rook

November 13th

Inspired by Natalia Goldberg's 'The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language,' join us for a half-day meditation, movement and writing retreat. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Open House (Online)

November 15th

Please join us for Open House, a time and space to come together as a community and share each other's wisdom and companionship. Our speaker this week: Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

November 19th

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

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Open House (Online)

November 22nd

Please join us for Open House, a time and space to come together as a community and share each other's wisdom and companionship. Our speaker this week: Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Dharma Gathering: Thanksgiving and Nowness (Online)

with Irene Woodard

November 23rd

This open house is an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting and to learn how to apply the principles of meditation to everyday life. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Bagels & Dharma (Online)

November 28th

Toast your bagel, pour your java, and let’s talk about the dharma. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Open House (Online)

November 29th

Please join us for Open House, a time and space to come together as a community and share each other's wisdom and companionship. Our speaker this week: Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Online)

December 4th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra involves meditation and chanting. It is open to the whole Shambhala community and is practiced on the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Dharma Gathering: Seeing Things As They Are (Online)

with Anjie Cho

December 7th

This open house is an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting and to learn how to apply the principles of meditation to everyday life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky (Online)

with Gaylon Ferguson

December 10th—December 12th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness sharpens. We find the open clear sky of mind to be a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Can we trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment? Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

December 19th

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

Dharma Gathering: Homage to the Four Directions (Online)

with Lanny Harrison

December 21st

This open house is an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting and to learn how to apply the principles of meditation to everyday life. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Bagels & Dharma (Online)

December 26th

Toast your bagel, pour your java, and let’s talk about the dharma. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Shambhala Online: The Way of the Buddha

January 2nd—February 6th (2022)

Join us in person or online for this six-week class. Registration is through Shambhala Online (see details) Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Meditation: The Way of the Buddha - A Six-Week Online Course

January 2nd—February 6th (2022)

Learn or refresh your connection to the practice of meditation as taught by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, based on archival talks in the summer of 1974 to an audience of new students. Continue »