Programs for Mid-Atlantic States USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Teaching Mindfulness - A 200-Hour Certification Program

with Ethan Nichtern, David Perrin, Dr. Shante Smalls

March 23rd—October 28th

Through this 200-Hour Teaching Mindfulness certification program, learn to become a mindfulness instructor in your own life. Continue »

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Buddhist Studies: Taming the Mind

with Ronald Stiskin & Oona O'Connell

September 5th—October 17th

This course in the Buddhist Studies series introduces a deeper study of the view and practice of the Hinayana Buddhist path. Continue »

West Chester Shambhala Meditation Center

Joy in Everyday Life

with Jay Lippman

September 6th—October 4th

This is the third course in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Training: The Complete Path

September 6th—September 27th

Shambhala Training is a structured path of mindfulness meditation and emotional intelligence education. Experience this comprehensive curriculum with all five retreat weekends and all five evening courses. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Vito Lesczak

September 6th—October 4th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Jonathan Kirkendall & Scott Perkins

September 11th—October 9th

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom.We explore practical ways for transforming confused emotions and situations into effective actions. Prerequisite: Fearlessness in Everyday Life Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Suffering and Liberation

with Chris Kreeger

September 11th—October 2nd

Great for new and experienced students alike. The Four Noble Truths of suffering and liberation that the Buddha taught are always relevant. Come and get some perspective on life! Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Basic Goodness 1: Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Paul Benson & Märta Vigerstad

September 12th—September 29th

Open to all. This class will focus on contemplative investigations of the self, appropriate for beginner to advanced students Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Sacred Path: The Complete Series

with Ethan Nichtern, Timothy Quigley, Shastri Elizabeth Reid

September 14th—June 9th (2019)

The Sacred Path is a series of weekend retreats that extend our basic meditation training and deepen the practice of warriorship. This complete package includes five advanced retreat weekends at a 15% discount. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Elissa Kane & Damian Ubriaco

September 20th—October 18th

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 New York

Weekly Dharma Gathering: Why Lineage Matters

with Ethan Nichtern

September 25th

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, and Racial Inequality

September 26th

This gathering is built 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. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Joy in Everyday Life

with John Sennhauser

September 26th—October 24th - Date postponed or cancelled

This perspective-shifting course opens our minds to possibilities that the life we have here and now could be lived with more joy than we ever anticipated. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Community Meeting: Touching In With Each Other

with Dr. Susanna Lack

September 27th

The intention of this community conversation is to come together, to share, listen and be with each other. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

September 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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Training Weekend V: Open Sky

with Shastri Elizabeth Reid

September 28th—September 30th

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

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Jude Robison

September 28th—September 30th

Allowing our heart and intuition to open, it's possible to connect with and communicate more directly with the world, and thus feel more deeply into our experience of it. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Shastri Jerry Webster

September 28th—September 30th - Date postponed or cancelled

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 New York

Shambhala Training Weekend IV: Awakened Heart

with David Perrin

September 28th—September 30th

Explore a meditation practice that teaches us to apply the mind of meditation to the challenges of everyday life. In this pivotal program, we'll allow ourselves to be vulnerable without closing down. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Refuge Vow Class

with Lucia Gilchrist & Marian Judith Broadus

September 29th

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Ciprian Iancu

October 1st—October 15th

This introductory course will explore both practical techniques and principles in a supportive, communal setting to provide you with everything you need to build a healthy, strong meditation practice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Meditation in Everyday Life (daytime)

with Dr. David Greenan

October 2nd—October 23rd

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Weekly Dharma Gathering: The Four Reminders - Gaining Perspective

with Shastri Elizabeth Reid

October 2nd

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

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Jude Robison

October 2nd—October 23rd

This five week class is designed to help new meditators develop a regular practice and bring the benefits of mindfulness to their daily lives. By forming a habit of meditation, we learn to relax and simply be with whatever is going on in our lives. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

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 New York

Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Bill Brauer

October 3rd—October 7th - Date postponed or cancelled

This training is for students who have a strong commitment to meditation practice and feel ready to begin helping others on their meditative journeys. The Shambhala Guide Training is the first step on the path of becoming a Shambhala Educator. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Meditation in Everyday Life

with P. Kevin Strader

October 4th—October 25th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Learn to Meditate

October 4th

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

Qigong Levels 1 & 2

with Kate Summers

October 6th—October 7th

Qigong is a centuries-old art that integrates movement, breath and intention in order to develop internal energy - bringing you reduced stress, greater strength, flexibility, immunity — and a host of other benefits! Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Art - Part One: Coming To Your Senses

with Joann Doneen Herson

October 7th

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 »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Family Day and Bodhi School

October 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 »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Basic Goodness 2: The Basic Goodness of Society

with Yeshe Clarke

October 9th—November 13th

Open to all. An exploration of how our meditation practice and view of basic goodness can support societal transformation Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Weekly Dharma Gathering

with Natalie Baker

October 9th

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 Albany

An Interactive Talk with Barbara Bash - Heaven, Earth & Human : A Buddhist View on Creative Process

with Barbara Bash

October 10th

During these tumultuous times - globally, nationally and in our Shambhala community - these ancient principles can hold, guide and connect us to our truth. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Shastri Sheila Bascetta

October 10th—November 7th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

October 11th

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 New York

Fearlessness In Everyday Life

with David Perrin

October 11th—November 8th

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. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism, and Racial Inequality

October 11th

This gathering is built 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. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Training Weekend II: Discover Your Inner Warrior

with Rick Redondo

October 12th—October 14th

When we open up to our own genuineness through meditation, we can begin to work directly with our fears. We can meet life's challenging moments, not with distractions and self-aggression, but with courage and confidence. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

RADICAL SIMPLICITY: Shambhala Meditation for a Troubled World with Acharya Richard John

with Acharya Richard John

October 12th—October 14th

Open to all. We will draw on the wisdom of Buddhism, Tibetan shamanism, the Quakers, Martin Luther King, Thomas Merton, Karen Armstrong and others. In a gentle environment, Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Profound Treasury Book Club

with Michele Laporte

October 13th

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 Albany

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

with Shastri Ellen Rook

October 14th

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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Community Practice Day

October 14th

Save the date. Morning and afternoon practices in community. Lunch is "a bring-your-own" with informal discussion. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

The New York Ashe Society

October 14th

All graduates of Warrior Assembly and those who have received its practices are invited. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

New Member Orientation

October 14th

The orientation is an opportunity to introduce our new members to the fullness of our community. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Weekly Dharma Gathering

with David Perrin

October 16th

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 Washington, DC

Joy in Everyday Life

October 16th—November 13th

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 »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Jennifer Yarbro & Chris Kreeger

October 17th—November 14th

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 Washington, DC

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

October 18th

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 New York

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Vito Lesczak

October 18th—November 8th

This 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. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Vajra Assembly

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

October 19th—October 21st

All Shambhala tantrikas are warmly invited to a weekend retreat of vajrayana group practice, talks, and discussion led by Acharya Eric Spiegel. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Yeshe Clarke

October 20th—October 21st

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. Childcare provided. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Shambhala Family Sundays

with Rebekka Henriksen

October 21st

The Center welcomes families to join us once a month to practice mindfulness together. Families will gather in the main meditation hall for morning chants and short mindfulness practice, then children ages 2 and older are invited into our community room Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Parenting as a Path & Children's Program

October 21st

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 New York

Weekly Dharma Gathering

with Ethan Nichtern

October 23rd

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 Washington, DC

Weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion

October 25th

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 New York

Teaching Mindfulness - Weekend 5

with Ethan Nichtern, David Perrin, Dr. Shante Smalls

October 26th—October 28th

This is the fifth training weekend of the 200-Hour Teaching Mindfulness certification program. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Jonathan Herson

October 26th—October 28th

In Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky our awareness continues to expand. This is likened to the open clear sky of mind, which is a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

October 27th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Learn to Meditate at the Pine Hills Library

with Elissa Kane & Shastri 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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Tentative - Tantrika Gathering

October 30th

To be confirmed by the end of September Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Weekly Dharma Gathering: Everyday Magic

with Dr. Shante Smalls

October 30th

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

Traditional Chinese Qigong Levels III, IV & V

with Sophie Leger

October 31st—November 6th

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

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

with Paulette Graf

November 1st—January 10th (2019)

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 »

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 New York

Meditation in Everyday Life

November 1st—November 22nd

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 »