Programs for Northeastern States USA Region

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Monthly Meditation Workshop - First Wednesdays

January 2nd—December 4th

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center offers a regular monthly meditation workshop for both new and experienced meditators. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Third Wednesday Maitri (metta ) Practice

March 20th—December 18th

In the practice of maitri (or in Pali, metta,) we cultivate (bhavana) loving-kindness (maitri) towards ourselves and others. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Garden Apprentice Program

with Jan Enthoven

April 13th—November 7th

Entering its seventh year, the Garden Apprenticeship Program at Karme Choling is a unique six-month residential program of contemplative gardening through close mentorship with Master Gardener Jan Enthoven. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

"May all beings be happy..." Cultivating Compassion

June 19th—September 11th

Contemplative practice and discussion based on the classic teachings of the Four Reminders and the Four Immeasurables. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Monthly Saturday Full Moon Gathering - Shambhala Sadhana and Pot Luck

July 13th—December 14th

Members and Friends gather for the Shambhala Sadhana practice and pot luck. 5 pm 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 »

Karme Chöling

Heart of Recovery Retreat

with Scott Perkins

August 17th—August 25th

A exploration of how meditation and mindfulness intersect with recovery from addiction and other harmful habitual patterns. This is a week- long journey of warriorship, gentleness and bravery. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Monthly Sing - For Anyone Who Wishes to Join Mindfulness and Song (2X)

with Damian Ubriaco

August 21st

Singing as mindfulness practice, like silent meditation, is a way of discovering and training different elements of our being. It’s also a lot of fun, and can have a profound impact on our state of mind. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Free from Suffering: The Intersection of Buddhism, Addiction and Recovery

with John Ranco

August 22nd

Panel discussion on the intersection of meditation, Buddhist teachings and a 12-step approach to personal change Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Profound Treasury Book Club

with Michele Laporte

August 24th

The Profound Treasury Book Club meets monthly to explore "The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma."  The three volumes of this extraordinary work present a complete map of the Tibetan Buddhist path from beginning to end, as taught by the Vidyadhara C 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 »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Shambhala Wednesday Night - Growing Up: The Buddhist Path to Adulthood

with Acharya Fleet Maull

August 28th

Informal talks and conversation about Life, Mindfulness and Society Continue »

Karme Chöling

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

September 3rd—September 5th

In this pivotal program, we allow our hearts to be touched without closing down, and from this place, we learn that our inner experience and our outer experience are not so different after all. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Making Your Way Back Home: Shambhala Training Retreat: Levels IV - V

with Timothy Quigley

September 3rd—September 8th

The last 2 of 5 levels of the Heart of Warriorship, a seminal path of training rooted in the ancient meditation practices & wisdom teachings of the Shambhala tradition & created for the challenges of our modern, everyday existence. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Lowering the Tents - Volunteer Weekend

September 4th—September 8th

Join the Karme Choling Staff for a weekend of lowering the tents and meditation as we close down our Summer campground. Meals and accommodations are included! Continue »

Karme Chöling

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

September 5th—September 8th

In this cumulative program, we learn that 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. 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 »

St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra Class

with Michael McLellan

September 5th—September 26th

Join us to discuss, discover or reconnect with this pithy and profound treasure. Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Entering the Path: The Hinayana Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa

with Scott Perry & Bill McPheters

September 5th—October 3rd

The first course of this series presents the teachings of the hinayana. The hinayana introduces core Buddhist teachings on the nature of mind, the practice of meditation, the reality of suffering, and the possibility of liberation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Understanding the Impact of Trauma

with Judith Vreeland & Trish Nuzzola

September 5th

A review the prevalence and impact of trauma, with a dialogue to consider how to best support our community. Continue »

Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

Awakening Your Wisdom Energies: The Practice of Maitri Space Awareness- in Brunswick

with Shastri Myra Woodruff

September 6th—September 8th

The Wisdom Energies Practice is a vehicle for self-discovery and a ground for working with others; it is for anyone who desires to live their life more fully and have skillful ways in relating with others. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of New Haven

Weekend 1: The Art of Being Human

with Roger Guest

September 6th—September 8th

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

Burlington Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Suzanne Trahey

September 6th—September 8th

Examine your fears and habitual patterns by training the mind to meet challenging moments with courage and confidence. Level II builds on the foundation of the meditation practice introduced in Level I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure th Continue »

Karme Chöling

Kyudo Open Practice Weekend

September 7th—September 8th

Seiko Kyudojo invites all kyudo practitioners to spend the weekend in the hills of Vermont and practice at the Azuchi. Come for one or both days. Class equipment is available. 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 »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Community Meeting

September 8th

All members are cordially invited to a community meeting. Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Social Meditation: Adults of All Ages

September 9th

Social Meditation is a group practice that facilitates creating a culture of nowness, By bringing the wisdom of meditation into the vibrancy of social interaction. 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 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 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 Boston

Community Movie Night: Brene Brown's Call to Courage

with Travis Detour & Kristine Cortese

September 19th

Join us for a community viewing of Brené Brown's Netflix Special, The Call to Courage, which explores the power of vulnerability and how it is a necessary ingredient in creating brave community together. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Practicing Non-Judgment: A Meditation and Writing Retreat

September 20th

Hosts: Jeffrey Slayton and Joni Cole. Cost: No charge but donations are welcome. Limited to 15 participants, click to preregister and for more information. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Harvest of Peace

September 22nd

A day for to gather and celebrate the riches of our community and Shambhala heritage! Continue »

Karme Chöling

Qigong and Meditation Retreat

with Eva Wong

September 22nd—September 27th

This program will feature using Sunzi's Art of War in strategizing meditation practice. It integrates the practices of qigong and sitting meditation with an emphasis on how these two practices support each other. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Harvest of Peace

September 22nd

Harvest of Peace - Save the Date! Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Harvest of Peace Gathering

September 22nd

Each year at the time of the fall equinox, we celebrate the Harvest of Peace, coming together as a community to mark the changing of the seasons. Please join us this year to celebrate the richness of our local community, our sense of Shambhala vision, the 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 »

Karme Chöling

Stroking the Clouds at Karmê Chöling: an Evoking Worlds Program

with Eva Wong

September 27th—October 2nd

An Evoking Worlds Program. Join Eva Wong in this unique program that unifies Taoist awareness practice and spirit travel. Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Charles Byron

September 27th—September 29th

Awakened Heart is about allowing your heart and intuition to open so that you can communicate fully with the world. Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Being as Community: a Day Long Social Meditation Retreat

with Shastri Nick Kranz

September 28th

Being as Community: a Day Long Social Meditation Retreat Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of New Haven

Harvest of Peace

with Michael Kern

September 28th

The Harvest of Peace is our opportunity to focus on community, and to mark the changing of seasons as a sangha. There is no cost to attend this event, but please let us know you'll be joining us by registering below. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Harvest of Peace - Save the Date

September 28th

Save the date for our Fall Equinox community celebration Continue »

Karme Chöling

Relax, Renew and Awaken

with Tune Faulkner

October 3rd—October 6th

Discover relaxation and wakefulness in the rolling green mountains of Northern Vermont and learn contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life. Continue »

Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

The Art of Being Human- Shambhala Level I in Portland

with Jane Arthur & Shastri Christopher St. John

October 4th—October 6th

By learning to rest in the present moment through mindfulness meditation, we connect with our own inherent sanity and worthiness despite what's happening in our world.  This special weekend retreat provides a foundation for establishing a meditation pract Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Andrea Darby & Kari Kastango

October 4th—October 6th

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Scorpion Seal: Year 8

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

October 8th—October 19th

This retreat will focus on intensive practice of the Werma Sadhana, with the introduction of practices specific to Scorpion Seal year 8. 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 »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Social Meditation: Adults of All Ages

October 14th

Social Meditation is a group practice that facilitates creating a culture of nowness, By bringing the wisdom of meditation into the vibrancy of social interaction. 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 Haven

Recovery Dharma and Heart of Recovery: The Bramhaviharas/Four Immeasurables

with Enrique Redondo

October 18th—October 20th

The New Haven Recovery Dharma and Heart of Recovery groups will host a joint weekend program. Recovery Dharma of New Haven and The Heart of Recovery present: The Bramhaviharas/Four Immeasurables Continue »

Karme Chöling

Mudra Space Awareness Summit: A Radical Mind-Body Immersion

with Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette, Greg Heffron

October 22nd—October 29th

Leading Mudra teachers, gathered for the first time, will present the scope of these intensive physical & sensory experiential teachings and convey their use for spiritual realization, lifestyle balance and professional development. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Fall Teen Retreat

with Pablo Coddou & Anne-Marie Keppel

October 25th—October 27th

This Fall retreat for youth, ages 13-18, is designed for young people with a genuine curiosity about life and the wish to explore the principles of awareness and warriorship in the company of their peers. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Weekend Mudra Space Awareness Summit

with Craig Warren Smith, Acharya Suzann Duquette, Greg Heffron

October 25th—October 27th

Leading Mudra teachers, gathered for the first time, will present the scope of these intensive physical & sensory experiential teachings and convey their use for spiritual realization, lifestyle balance and professional development. Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Qigong Level 1 & 2

with Beth Latchis

October 26th—October 27th

Qigong is designed to cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath, and qi (internal energy) to promote health and longevity. Continue »

St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center

Get real. Engage. Let go. The Three Stages of the Tibetan Buddhist Path

with Judy Lief

October 26th—October 27th

In this seminar, we will examine key elements of the Buddhist path Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche laid out for his students, exploring the essential teachings and methods of each of the three traditional stages of the path—the hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Death Fair 2019: Let’s Talk About Death

with Mary Lang, Maryl Schapiro, Nealy Zimmermann, Cathy Brennan

October 26th

6th Annual Death Fair. For Buddhists the moment of death, and how we prepare for it, are a critical opportunity on our path of awakening. An interactive workshop open to all. Continue »

Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

Shambhala Art Part 1- in Portland

with Ellen Rook

October 26th

What is Shambhala Art? Exploring the Art of Nonagression Continue »

Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

Shambhala Art- Part II in Portland

with Ellen Rook

October 27th

Seeing Things as They Are looks more closely at the process of perception and how our thinking influences our perceptions. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

The Power of Peacemaking: Discovering Decency in Anxiety-Driven Conflict

with Greg Heffron

November 2nd—November 3rd

Coming from core teachings by Chögyam Trungpa as adapted into Acharya Susan Chapman’s Five Keys to MindfuI Communication, “The Power of Peacemaking” weekend will explore the four ways that aggressive speech escalates into conflict. 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 »

Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

Kado- The Way of Flowers in Brunswick

with Anjie Cho

November 8th—November 10th

Kado is a contemplative/meditative art, revealing the relationship between nature, space and human awareness or unawareness of both, and simultaneously the inner relationship between our true nature or our ignorance of it. Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Shastri Donna Williams

November 8th—November 10th

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 learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Social Meditation: Adults of All Ages

November 11th

Social Meditation is a group practice that facilitates creating a culture of nowness, By bringing the wisdom of meditation into the vibrancy of social interaction. 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 »