Programs for US: Mid-Atlantic Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Heart of Recovery (On Zoom)

September 21st—March 28th

A weekly gathering on Thursday evenings at 7:00, bringing together Buddhist meditation practice and recovery, sharing our experience, strength, and courage. Free and open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

September 24th—June 30th

The Shambhala Sadhana is an enriching practice that engages connection and togetherness in an online setting. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Exploring Foundational Buddhist Teachings with Khenpo Gawang (Online)

with Khenpo Gawang

October 14th—June 8th

During this nine-month (one live session monthly) in-depth course on foundational Buddhist teachings, Khenpo Gawang will guide participants through his book, Your Mind Is Your Teacher. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

First Sunday Extended Sitting Meditation (In person)

December 3rd—April 7th

Please come join us from 9:30 - 12:00 on the first Sunday of the month for an extended period of sitting and walking meditation. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Making Friends with Death (Online - Closed Group)

December 4th—December 2nd

The Making Friends with Death monthly reading group is opening for new members during December & January. 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 »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

What the Buddha Taught: A Year of Studying the Core Teachings of Buddhism (in person)

January 20th—December 14th

Each month the Shambhala Center will offer a full day of study and practice, focusing on teachings that have remained central to the Buddhist view, drawn from a wide range of sources. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Buddhism and social Justice

January 21st—May 19th

Join us for an ongoing exploration of what Buddhist wisdom can bring to our current state of social inequality and environmental crisis. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Active Hope:  How to Face the Mess We’re in with Unexpected Resilience & Creative Power (online)

January 21st—April 7th

Join the Active Hope book group to explore together the work that reconnects us. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Victory Over War: A Fresh Look at the Root Dharmas of the Dorje Kasung Path (Online)

with Lennart Krogoll & Richard Peisinger

January 28th—May 5th

Join this forum for collective explorations of the original Dorje Kasung teachings, which will use audio recordings from Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s early Kasung talks. As we come together to revisit the very seeds of Kasungship, we can reflect on our pers Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation@33rd (In Person & Online)

February 10th—February 24th

Meditation@33rd offers an intimate space in which to practice sitting meditation & to reflect on one's experience of meditation with others. Instruction provided to anyone new to meditation. Join us in person on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Walking the path of meditation in today’s world (in person)

with Jude Robison

February 13th—March 5th

While meditation has many proven benefits, establishing a consistent personal practice can be challenging. With simple instructions and support, we can cultivate the habit of mindfulness meditation so that it becomes part of one’s everyday life. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Milarepa Day

February 24th

A celebration of the parinirvana, death and enlightenment of Milarepa, as well as a reflection on the Kagyu lineage holders and other mahasiddhas. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

February Ikebana

with Ellen White Rook

February 24th

Explore ikebana--Japanese flower arranging. Monthly class for new and returning students. All welcome. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Lojong Study Group (on Zoom)

February 29th—August 29th

Please join our participant-led study group focused on Lojong, the ancient Tibetan guide for developing compassion and relieving the sufferings of ego. We meet every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. to explore a different slogan. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Nyinthün Meditation Retreat (In Person Only)

with Paul Benson

March 2nd

Enjoy the energy and support of practicing meditation with others in our half-day meditation retreat! The morning will include meditation instruction, sitting and walking meditation, discussion, and the opportunity to meet with a Meditation Instructor. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Learn to Meditate (In person)

March 2nd

In these challenging times, the practical wisdom of meditation can help us show up for our daily lives with more kindness, confidence and curiosity. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Black Power Meditation Group (In Person)

with Justin Miles

March 6th—March 20th

The nature of Blackness is emptiness, humanity, love, wisdom, nurturing & generosity. The nature of Power is luminosity, fearlessness, clarity & confidence. True Black Power is discovered when we take time to sit and discover our nature as Black people. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Save the Date -- Introductory Talk on Meditation for Everyday Life

March 6th

Join us for a free talk on meditation and its benefits, in a warm, supportive environment. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation@33rd (In Person & Online)

March 9th—March 23rd

Meditation@33rd offers an intimate space in which to practice sitting meditation & to reflect on one's experience of meditation with others. Instruction provided to anyone new to meditation. Join us in person on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Community Meditation (In-Person)

March 10th

Open to meditators of all experience levels, community meditations offer us a chance to practice and study together, meet and connect with other members of our community and refresh our sense of well-being, goodness, and sanity. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

What the Buddha Taught Class 3: The Three Trainings: Meditation, Wisdom and Conduct

with Jude Robison

March 16th

In this one-day program we will look closely at the Fourth Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, in terms of the three trainings: meditation, wisdom and conduct. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart (Online)

with David Sable

March 16th—March 17th

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart builds on the presentation of basic goodness in Shambhala Level I, the teachings on “cocoon” in Shambhala Level II, and the exploration of fearlessness in Level III. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Level IV: online

with David Sable

March 16th—March 17th

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV builds on the presentation of basic goodness in Shambhala Level I,  the teachings on “cocoon” in Shambhala Level II, and the exploration of fearlessness in Level III. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Engaging with Life, Death, and Loss

March 18th

An ongoing monthly working group to help each other prepare for death. Newcomers are welcome. Our monthly meetings include meditation, discussion, and contemplation, drawing on our Buddhist teachings. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

March Ikebana

with Ellen White Rook

March 23rd

Explore ikebana--Japanese flower arranging. Monthly class for new and returning students. All welcome. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Lojong Study Group (In Person & Online)

March 28th

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 »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation@33rd (on Zoom)

March 30th—November 30th

Meditation@33rd offers an intimate space in which to practice sitting meditation & to reflect on one's experience of meditation with others. Instruction provided to anyone new to meditation. Join us on Zoom every Saturday morning. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Journey Without Goal: Featuring Talks by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (Online)

with Judith Simmer-Brown & Dale Asrael & Rhea Colmar & Gaylon Ferguson

March 31st—May 12th

This course will introduce the key principles of tantra and provide a direct and experiential picture of the tantric world, including the importance of self-existing energy, the mandala principle, and the difference between Buddhist and Hindu tantra – str Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Journey Without Goal: Featuring Talks by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (online)

March 31st—May 12th

This seven session course features teaching videos of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche from Naropa University in the summer of 1974. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Black Power Meditation Group (In Person)

with Justin Miles

April 3rd—April 17th

The nature of Blackness is emptiness, humanity, love, wisdom, nurturing & generosity. The nature of Power is luminosity, fearlessness, clarity & confidence. True Black Power is discovered when we take time to sit and discover our nature as Black people. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Nyinthün Meditation Retreat (In Person Only)

with Mark Beckstrom

April 6th

Enjoy the energy and support of practicing meditation with others in our half-day meditation retreat! The morning will include meditation instruction, sitting and walking meditation, discussion, and the opportunity to meet with a Meditation Instructor. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human (Online)

with Gayle Van Gils

April 6th—April 7th

This virtual 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 New York

Being Buddhist: Exploring the Refuge Vow (Online)

with Gaylon Ferguson

April 6th—April 20th

This three session course explores the moment in a person’s life when they decide to “be Buddhist”— formally, through the practice of taking a vow. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Windhorse: The Sacred Path Series (Hybrid)

April 13th—April 14th

Participants study the Vidyadhara's terma text, The Letter of the Black Ashe, which gives the instruction for "raising windhorse." Hosted by Karmê Chöling Meditation Retreat Center, the practice of windhorse opens the heart and refreshes one's confidence. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation@33rd (In Person & Online)

April 13th—April 27th

Meditation@33rd offers an intimate space in which to practice sitting meditation & to reflect on one's experience of meditation with others. Instruction provided to anyone new to meditation. Join us in person on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

After the Eclipse Writing Retreat

with Ellen White Rook

April 13th

How can we respond in language to the ordinary and extraordinary events of our lives? Join us for a morning of meditation, mindful movement and writing. All welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Training for Meditation Instructors: Weekend One (Online)

with Dale Asrael & Gaylon Ferguson

April 13th—April 14th

This is a part of a series of three weekend trainings on giving meditation instruction. You do not need to attend all three weekends. Weekend one is open to all, no prerequisites required. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

April Ikebana

with Ellen White Rook

April 20th

Tulip time! Explore ikebana--Japanese flower arranging. Monthly class for new and returning students. All welcome. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Lojong Study Group (In Person & Online)

April 25th

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

Saturday and the Three Jewels: Dharma and Practice- Together

with Elissa Kane

April 27th

Saturday Sits is a monthly morning class for those of us who find it easier to come to a meditation center to support our mindfulness practices in community than to figure them out alone. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Black Power Meditation Group (In Person)

with Justin Miles

May 1st—May 29th

The nature of Blackness is emptiness, humanity, love, wisdom, nurturing & generosity. The nature of Power is luminosity, fearlessness, clarity & confidence. True Black Power is discovered when we take time to sit and discover our nature as Black people. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Nyinthün Meditation Retreat (In Person Only)

May 4th

Enjoy the energy and support of practicing meditation with others in our half-day meditation retreat! The morning will include meditation instruction, sitting and walking meditation, discussion, and the opportunity to meet with a Meditation Instructor. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

May Ikebana

with Ellen White Rook

May 4th

Explore ikebana--Japanese flower arranging. Monthly class for new and returning students. All welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Training for Meditation Instructors: Weekend Two (Online)

with Erika Berland

May 4th—May 5th

This is part of a series of three weekend trainings on giving meditation instruction. You do not need to attend all three weekends. Weekend two is open to all, no prerequisites required. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation@33rd (In Person & Online)

May 11th—May 25th

Meditation@33rd offers an intimate space in which to practice sitting meditation & to reflect on one's experience of meditation with others. Instruction provided to anyone new to meditation. Join us in person on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Saturday and the Three Jewels: Dharma and Practice- Together

with Elissa Kane

May 18th

Saturday Sits is a monthly morning class for those of us who find it easier to come to a meditation center to support our mindfulness practices in community than to figure them out alone. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Lojong Study Group (In Person & Online)

May 23rd

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 New York

Drala: The Sacred Path Series (Hybrid)

May 25th—May 26th

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Nyinthün Meditation Retreat (In Person Only)

with Autumn Van Ord

June 1st

Enjoy the energy and support of practicing meditation with others in our half-day meditation retreat! The morning will include meditation instruction, sitting and walking meditation, discussion, and the opportunity to meet with a Meditation Instructor. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation@33rd (In Person & Online)

June 8th—June 22nd

Meditation@33rd offers an intimate space in which to practice sitting meditation & to reflect on one's experience of meditation with others. Instruction provided to anyone new to meditation. Join us in person on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Write a Delight Half Day Writing Retreat

with Ellen White Rook

June 8th

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 New York

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky (Online)

with Janet Solyntjes

June 8th—June 9th

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V builds on the presentation of basic goodness in Shambhala Level I, the teachings on “cocoon” in Shambhala Level II, the exploration of fearlessness in Level III, and our deeper connection to inquisitiveness and openne Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Black Power Meditation Group (In Person)

with Justin Miles

June 12th—June 26th

The nature of Blackness is emptiness, humanity, love, wisdom, nurturing & generosity. The nature of Power is luminosity, fearlessness, clarity & confidence. True Black Power is discovered when we take time to sit and discover our nature as Black people. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Continuing Education for Meditation Instructors: Weekend Three (Online)

with Janet Solyntjes & Elaine Yuen

June 22nd—June 23rd

This is part of a series of three weekend trainings on giving meditation instruction. You do not need to attend all three weekends. Prerequisites: Weekend Three is for authorized Meditation Instructors and those being mentored into the role only. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Black Power Meditation Group (In Person)

with Justin Miles

July 10th—July 24th

The nature of Blackness is emptiness, humanity, love, wisdom, nurturing & generosity. The nature of Power is luminosity, fearlessness, clarity & confidence. True Black Power is discovered when we take time to sit and discover our nature as Black people. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation@33rd (In Person & Online)

July 13th—July 27th

Meditation@33rd offers an intimate space in which to practice sitting meditation & to reflect on one's experience of meditation with others. Instruction provided to anyone new to meditation. Join us in person on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Black Power Meditation Group (In Person)

with Justin Miles

August 7th—August 21st

The nature of Blackness is emptiness, humanity, love, wisdom, nurturing & generosity. The nature of Power is luminosity, fearlessness, clarity & confidence. True Black Power is discovered when we take time to sit and discover our nature as Black people. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation@33rd (In Person & Online)

August 10th—August 24th

Meditation@33rd offers an intimate space in which to practice sitting meditation & to reflect on one's experience of meditation with others. Instruction provided to anyone new to meditation. Join us in person on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Black Power Meditation Group (In Person)

with Justin Miles

September 4th—September 18th

The nature of Blackness is emptiness, humanity, love, wisdom, nurturing & generosity. The nature of Power is luminosity, fearlessness, clarity & confidence. True Black Power is discovered when we take time to sit and discover our nature as Black people. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Understanding Vajrayana: An Exploration of the Vajrayana Path and Culture (Online)

with Judith Simmer-Brown

September 7th—October 26th

Join an exploration of the profound path of Vajrayana that is open to all! This course is ideal for those who are longing to learn more about, inquire into, or refresh their connection to, the Vajrayana path. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation@33rd (In Person & Online)

September 14th—September 28th

Meditation@33rd offers an intimate space in which to practice sitting meditation & to reflect on one's experience of meditation with others. Instruction provided to anyone new to meditation. Join us in person on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Great Eastern Sun: The Sacred Path Series (Online)

with Alexander DeVaron

September 21st—September 22nd

Great Eastern Sun builds on the teachings of basic goodness, “cocoon”, fearlessness, inquisitiveness, and openness in the Heart of Warriorship series (Shambhala Training Levels I-V) and introduces how to see the primordial energy and brilliance that is a Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Black Power Meditation Group (In Person)

with Justin Miles

October 2nd—October 30th

The nature of Blackness is emptiness, humanity, love, wisdom, nurturing & generosity. The nature of Power is luminosity, fearlessness, clarity & confidence. True Black Power is discovered when we take time to sit and discover our nature as Black people. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation@33rd (In Person & Online)

October 12th—October 26th

Meditation@33rd offers an intimate space in which to practice sitting meditation & to reflect on one's experience of meditation with others. Instruction provided to anyone new to meditation. Join us in person on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Windhorse: The Sacred Path Series (Online)

October 26th—October 27th

Windhorse builds on the teachings of basic goodness, “cocoon”, fearlessness, inquisitiveness, and openness in Shambhala Training Levels 1-V and the teachings of the Great Eastern Sun—a societal vision and aspiration to help the world manifest a good huma Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Being a Bodhisattva: Exploring the Bodhisattva Vow (Online)

with Judith Simmer-Brown

November 2nd—November 16th

This three-session course explores the moment in a person’s life when they decide to go one step further than “being Buddhist”—and make a profound commitment to put all others before themselves. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation@33rd (In Person & Online)

November 9th—November 23rd

Meditation@33rd offers an intimate space in which to practice sitting meditation & to reflect on one's experience of meditation with others. Instruction provided to anyone new to meditation. Join us in person on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Black Power Meditation Group (In Person)

with Justin Miles

November 13th

The nature of Blackness is emptiness, humanity, love, wisdom, nurturing & generosity. The nature of Power is luminosity, fearlessness, clarity & confidence. True Black Power is discovered when we take time to sit and discover our nature as Black people. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Black Power Meditation Group (In Person)

with Justin Miles

December 4th—December 18th

The nature of Blackness is emptiness, humanity, love, wisdom, nurturing & generosity. The nature of Power is luminosity, fearlessness, clarity & confidence. True Black Power is discovered when we take time to sit and discover our nature as Black people. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Drala: The Sacred Path Series (Online)

December 9th—December 10th

Drala is a Tibetan word that doesn’t have a simple translation. It refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression and also refers to the wisdom of “direct perception” that can be accessed through the senses. Many cultures Continue »