Programs for Mid-Atlantic States USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Women in Buddhism with Acharya Holly Gayley

August 30th—December 6th

This series on the stories of Women in Buddhism will explore issues of patriarchy, agency, and resilience. Continue »

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Advanced Buddhist Studies: The Core Practice Manuals of the Indian and Tibetan Traditions of Meditation

with Derek Kolleeny

September 18th—December 11th

In this course we will explore core practice manuals on Shamatha and Vipashyana from the Indian and Tibetan traditions. These provide a rich foundation that we can use as supports for deepening our own practice of meditation. In particular we will focus o Continue »

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course (Daytime)

with Paulette Graf

October 3rd—November 28th

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction helps you to take charge of your life and learn how to consciously and systemically work with stress, pain, illness, and daily demands. Join us for this new daytime course. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Learn to Meditate at the Pine Hills Library

with Elissa Kane & Ellen Rook

October 29th—November 19th

This course is designed for new and returning meditators looking for an accessible venue to explore and deepen mindfulness-awareness meditation. Continue »

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Meditation in Everyday Life

with Jane Stevens & Anand Melvani

November 1st—November 22nd - Date postponed or cancelled

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 »

West Chester Shambhala Meditation Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Aaron de Long

November 1st—December 6th

The Fearlessness in Everyday Life course mixes meditation with the vastness of space beyond concept. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Contentment In Everyday Life

with Jude Robison & Marc Scheiner

November 1st—December 6th

Introductory Meditation Class - great for newcomers! What is Contentment and where/how do we find it? Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

The Four Dignities of Investigating Whiteness and Racism

with Jonathan Kirkendall & Gabe Dayley

November 3rd—December 3rd

A class for people who identify as white to investigate how white Shambhalians can show up with fearlessness and gentleness to address racism in our community and society. Prerequisite: Wisdom in Everyday Life Continue »

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Meditation in Everyday Life (daytime)

with Anne Kenan

November 6th—November 27th - Date postponed or cancelled

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 »

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Entering the Stream: Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

November 16th—November 18th

This weekend retreat explores the meaning of these traditional Buddhist vows, and concludes with the opportunity to take one of the vows within the context of a formal ceremony. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level 1 (Childcare provided)

with Yeshe Clarke

November 17th—November 18th

Open to all! Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Parenting as a Path & Children's Program

November 18th

The Center is please to offer a Parenting as Path Study Group along with a program for children. Please join us! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Learn to Meditate - Weekend Edition

with Ryu Yoshida

November 18th

Weekend version of Learn to Meditate class. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Elissa Kane

November 20th—December 18th

Contentment in Everyday Life Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Walking the Bodhisattva Path

with Chris Kreeger & Paul Benson

November 20th—December 18th

This course introduces the view and practice of Mahayana (Great Vehicle) Buddhism. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Chris Montone

November 20th—December 18th

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 »

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Weekly Dharma Gathering: State of Shambhala

with David Perrin, Ethan Nichtern, Dr. Shante Smalls

November 20th

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 »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Joy in Everyday Life

with Edward Hargadon

November 21st—December 19th

Joy in Everyday Life expands upon our experience in meditation by developing kindness toward ourselves and others. Continue »

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Profound Treasury Book Club

with Michele Laporte

November 24th

This monthly book club focuses on The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, a collection of teachings by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

November 24th

Members, their families, and friends are welcomed and encouraged to join us for monthly practice of the Shambhala Sadhana, contemplative conversation, and community dinner. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Bagels and Dharma: Be Grateful to EVERYONE?

with Lisa Kraus

November 25th

Bagels & Dharma is a program that reflects Shambhala's vision of enlightened community. It combines meditation practice with a dharma talk, food, and conversation. Continue »

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Weekly Dharma Gathering: Transitions

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

November 27th

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 »

Sky Lake Lodge

Monarch Retreat

with Heather Scott

November 29th—December 7th

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

November 29th

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 »

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Kado: The Path of Flowers

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

November 30th—December 2nd

Discover the Japanese art of flower arranging, known as Kado or Ikeban. Students will learn to create beautiful arrangements and experience Kado as a creative and meditative dance with nature, space, and perception. Continue »

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Shambhala Training Weekend V: Open Sky

with John Sennhauser

November 30th—December 2nd

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

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Community Practice Day--Celebrating the Profound Treasury

December 1st

Group practice and teachings drawn from the Profound Treasury of Dharma. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Family Day and Bodhi School

December 2nd

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 »

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The Community Life Team Invites You to Join us in Conversations About the Future of NY Shambhala

December 2nd

On Sunday, December 2nd, at 7:00 pm the Shambhala Center will have a community meeting and the topic will be the future of the New York Center. As you probably know the center on W. 22 St. will be closing in December and we are trying to figure out our ne Continue »

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Shambhala NYC Faculty Circle

with Shastri Elizabeth Reid & Shastri Sheila Bascetta

December 5th

All Shambhala New York teaching faculty - Shambhala Guides, ADs, MIs and Teachers - are warmly invited to attend this quarterly gathering. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Learn to Meditate

December 6th

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 »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training II: Discover Your Inner Warrior

with Chris Kreeger

December 7th—December 9th

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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Kado--The Way of the Flowers

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

December 7th—December 9th

Discover and cultivate the source of creativity and learn how to express this in flower arranging. Kado is a meditative, contemplative understanding of self, nature, space and perception. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

The Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

December 7th—December 8th

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 Washington, DC

Great Eastern Sun

with Scott Perkins

December 8th—December 9th

Great Eastern Sun marks the beginning of the Sacred Path, introducing advanced warriorship practices that extend the meditation training of Shambhala Training Levels I-V. Continue »

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Community Lhasang: Closing Ceremony for the New York Center

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

December 8th

22nd Street Center / Closing Ceremonies Saturday December 8th, 2018 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The afternoon will include practicing the Shambhala Sadhana, led by Acharya Spiegel; Remarks and Reminiscence; and a formal Lhasang (ceremonial Tibetan purificatio Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Ellen Rook Celebration

December 13th

Join us for our celebration of Ellen Rook's retirement from her Shastri duties and all her efforts in creating an enlightened society. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion: Health and Balance Through Meditation

with Tamara Bouret

December 13th

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

Children's Day

December 16th

At the Winter Solstice, we celebrate Children's Day to honor our children and to bring warmth, light and cheerfulness into the dark time of the year. The entire community is invited, and encouraged to participate in this celebration. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Children's Day

December 16th

Please save the date for our annual Children's Day Celebration. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

December 20th

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

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

December 22nd

Members, their families, and friends are welcomed and encouraged to join us for monthly practice of the Shambhala Sadhana, contemplative conversation, and community dinner. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Christmas (Our Center will be closed!)

December 25th

We're out celebrating the holiday! Happy Holidays! Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Meditation Weekthün

with Chris Kreeger & Jennifer Yarbro

December 26th—January 1st (2019)

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

December 27th

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

Family Day and Bodhi School

January 6th (2019)

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 Albany

The Basic Goodness of Being Human: Who Am I?

with Ellen Rook

January 8th—February 12th (2019)

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 Albany

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

with Ellen Rook

January 19th (2019)

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

The Sacred Path: Perky

January 25th—January 27th (2019)

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 »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Family Day and Bodhi School

February 3rd (2019)

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 Center of Lexington

Profound Kindness Retreat - Weeklong

with Acharya Susan Chapman & Mary Sehlinger

February 16th—February 22nd (2019)

What the World Needs Now: Profound Kindness Weekthun Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Family Day and Bodhi School

March 3rd (2019)

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 »