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 Center of Lexington

The Art of Connection: Skills for Creating a Vibrant Community

with Vincent Dummer & Marian Judith Broadus

July 29th—September 2nd

In this 6-week course, participants will learn the basic building blocks of creating healthy groups/communities in a gentle and open learning environment. Open to all; please register online. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

August 1st—August 29th

This five-week recorded course introduces the short daily practice of White Tara, one of the most famous bodhisattvas of compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Vivid Awareness

with Shastri Jerry Webster

August 6th—August 27th

Teachings from the revered 20th century meditation master Khenpo Gangshar offer potent insight on joy and suffering, resting the mind, and cultivating equanimity in the most challenging times. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Community Gathering with the Interim Governing Council

August 27th

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

Shambhala NYC Faculty Circle

with Shastri Elizabeth Reid & Shastri Sheila Bascetta

September 3rd

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

with Ciprian Iancu

September 4th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Be Present, Now - Meditation in Everyday Life

with Damian Ubriaco, Virginia Fisher, Robert Durlak

September 5th—October 3rd

The meditator's instruction manual. Learn how to cultivate strength, stability, and clarity of mind in this 5-week course. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

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

with Ellen Rook

September 7th

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 Mr. Ryu Yoshida

September 8th

Weekend version of Learn to Meditate class. 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

Weekly Dharma Gathering

September 10th

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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Mindfulness in the Modern Workplace

with Michael Carroll

September 13th

Fostering health, well-being and decency through mindfulness-awareness meditation. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Weekend Level V: Open Sky

with Chris Kreeger

September 13th—September 15th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Shastri Donna Williams

September 13th—September 15th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Together at the Edge: A Buddhist Response to the Climate Crisis

with Kristin Barker & Gabe Dayley

September 14th

Does news of the growing climate crisis cause feelings of fear, anger, despair, or an urge to seek distraction? With mindfulness and Buddhist wisdom, we can work with our mind, emotions, and actions to face the climate crisis with bravery and compassion. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Awake at Work - Confident in Life

with Michael Carroll

September 14th—September 15th

How to slow down and notice the countless opportunities our modern workplace offers us for profound spiritual growth. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

BIPOC Sitting Group

with Naoko Kojima & Joy Gutierrez

September 16th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Public Sitting

September 17th

This open practice session consists of silent sitting practice interspersed with brief periods of walking meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Conversations on Patriarchy for Women and Non-Binary Group

with Naoko Kojima & Alison Pepper

September 18th

The purpose of this group is to create a safe and brave space for practitioners who identify as women and non-binary to explore the construct and manifestation of patriarchy and its impact on our lives and community. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Harvest of Peace

September 22nd

Harvest of Peace - Save the Date! Continue »

Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

Community Gathering

September 22nd

We will gather on Sunday, September 22nd as a community to set our intentions for the season and announce our upcoming programs. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Tonglen Tuesday

with Judith Johnson

September 24th

Join us for Tonglen practice tonight led by one of our senior students. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Community Gathering with the Interim Governing Council

September 24th

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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Radical Dharma book discussion

September 24th

Read "Radical Dharma: Race, Love and Liberation." Then join the conversation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism & Racial Inequality Group

September 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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Art Part 4 & 5

with Elaine Yuen

September 27th—September 29th

Elaine Yuen, international teacher of Shambhala Art , offers the culminating levels.. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

WHAT CAN WE RELY ON? Advice from the Buddha and Atisha

with Acharya Richard John

September 28th—September 29th

Open to all. One of the Buddha’s most profound and practical teachings has become known as “The Four Reliances.” This is his heart advice to students who find themselves confused about who and what to trust to guide their path. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Refuge & Bodhisattva Vow Ceremonies

with Acharya Richard John

September 29th

The REFUGE VOW marks the decision to commit oneself wholeheartedly to the Buddhist path and to further one's practice and training. The BODHISATTVA VOW is a further commitment to put others before oneself and to work wholeheartedly for their benefit. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Learn to Meditate

October 2nd

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Weekly Dharma Gathering

October 8th

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 »

West Chester Shambhala Meditation Center

Introduction to Shambhala Meditation

with Seamus Mulryan

October 8th—October 22nd

Want to learn more about Shambhala? Sign up for our three-session class held on the first three Tuesday evenings of the month. In this class we introduce the principles of Shambhala Buddhism and the path toward a meaningful life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Finding Your Rhythm - Contentment in Everyday Life

with Elissa Kane

October 10th—November 7th

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. With meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences, free from s Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Weekend I (Childcare provided)

with Yeshe Clarke

October 12th—October 13th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Public Sitting

October 15th

This open practice session consists of silent sitting practice interspersed with brief periods of walking meditation. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Paul Benson

October 15th—November 12th

Open to all. The heart of meditation practice is learning to rest in the present moment and find contentment with what is going on around us. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

The Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

with Jeff Wigman

October 18th—October 20th

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 New York

Vajrayana Practice Weekend at Sky Lake

October 18th—October 20th

Held at Sky Lake Lodge, weekend retreat will include meditation, contemplation, discussion, and movement. Open to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color with all levels of meditation experience, from any tradition. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

BIPOC Sitting Group

with Naoko Kojima & Joy Gutierrez

October 23rd

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training Level I

with Shastri Jerry Webster

October 26th—October 27th

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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Radical Dharma Circle

with Angel Kyodo Williams

October 26th—October 27th

Encounter race where it lives in your life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Community Gathering with the Interim Governing Council

October 29th

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 & Racial Inequality Group

October 30th

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 Albany

The Bodhisattva Warrior: The Six Paramitas

with Ellen Rook

November 5th—December 3rd

The bodhisattva—the renowned ideal of Mahayana Buddhism—is not a god or deity but a way of being we can all aspire to. As Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche explains, those who take the bodhisattva vow make one simple commitment: to put others first, holding nothin Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Learn to Meditate

November 6th

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

Shambhala Training II: Discover Your Inner Warrior

with Jennifer Parde & Chris Kreeger

November 8th—November 10th

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

Weekly Dharma Gathering

November 12th

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 New York

Public Sitting

November 12th

This open practice session consists of silent sitting practice interspersed with brief periods of walking meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

BIPOC Sitting Group

with Naoko Kojima & Joy Gutierrez

November 13th

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

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

The Four Seals

with Mark Beckstrom & Jennifer Yarbro

November 15th—November 17th

This program will examine the four foundational truths of Buddhism. It is intended for both the person beginning to explore Buddhism as well as the experienced student. In that light, it is intended to be both a gateway to, and a deepening of, one’s path. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism & Racial Inequality Group

November 18th

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 »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Chris Kreeger & Edward Hargadon

November 22nd—November 24th

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

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Ellen Rook

November 22nd—November 24th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Community Gathering with the Interim Governing Council

November 26th

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 Washington, DC

Learn to Meditate

December 4th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Weekly Dharma Gathering

December 10th

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 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 »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Art, Part I & II

with Jennifer Parde

December 13th—December 15th

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 »

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 »

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

Public Sitting

December 17th

This open practice session consists of silent sitting practice interspersed with brief periods of walking meditation. 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 »