Programs for Northeastern States USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Profound Treasury: The Path of Individual Liberation Monthly Book Group

with Ellen Rook

September 17th—June 17th

Monthly Book Group on basic Buddhism: the first volume of The Profound Treasury, The Path of Individual Liberation, presents the Hinayana, the core Buddhist teachings on the practice of meditation, the reality of suffering, and the possibility of liberati Continue »

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 »

White River Shambhala Center

Members Monthly Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice and Pot Luck

January 19th—December 14th

Gathering for Members of the White River Shambhala Center to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Mukpo Institute: Spring Semester

with Acharya Suzann Duquette, Ashe Acharya John Rockwell, Acharya Michael Greenleaf, Shastri Bill Brauer

February 17th—May 11th

A semester of Buddhist study and practice under the direction of Acharya Suzann Duquette, Shastri Bill Brauer, and senior teachers from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Read and Discuss: The Future is Open: Good Karma, Bad Karma, and Beyond Karma, by Chogyam Trungpa

with Mark Mounts & Ellen Hollyday

March 12th—April 30th

Read in class and discuss a part each week. Drop in to any or all. THE FUTURE IS OPEN adds to the understanding of karma through its emphasis on the importance of transcending karmic cause and effect through meditation and awareness as a path of awakening Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Reflections on Silver River: The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva

with Mark Seibold

March 12th—April 30th

Within the Tibetan tradition the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva by Tokmey Zangpo is a famous contemplation on how to engage the bodhisattva path of working for the benefit of others. In this meditation practicum we will engage Tokmey Zangpo’s ver Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Weekly Dharma Gathering

March 13th—June 27th

All are welcome to join these weekly events, which include guided meditation, a talk by a featured guest teacher, and concluding with discussions. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Third Wednesday Maitri (metta ) Practice

March 20th—August 21st

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

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Illuminating Basic Goodness: What is Real? Touching the Sacred Earth

with Timothy Quigley

April 11th—May 23rd

Illuminating Basic Goodness: What is Real? Touching the Sacred Earth Continue »

Karme Chöling

Garden Apprentice Program

with Jan Enthoven

April 13th—November 7th

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

Karme Chöling

Weekthun (Half-Dathun: Week 1)

with Cara Thornley & Caroline DeMaio

April 19th—April 27th

This meditation retreat is the first week of a half-dathün. It fulfills the weekthün practice requirement for those on the Shambhala Buddhist path. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Half Dathun: Two Weeks of Meditation

with Cara Thornley & Caroline DeMaio

April 19th—May 4th

Open to everyone! Expand your understanding of your mind, emotions, and heart in this in-depth meditation retreat. Attend the first week, or the full two weeks Continue »

Karme Chöling

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels 1 - 3

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

April 22nd—April 26th

Students will be introduced to traditional Outer and Inner Qigong from two systems: The Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Level 3

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

April 24th—April 26th

Students will be introduced to traditional Outer and Inner Qigong from two systems - The Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Level 4

with Sophie Leger

April 26th—April 28th

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Shastri Donna Williams

April 26th—April 28th

Shambhala Training Level V or Open Sky introduces the vastness of mind and the possibility of continuously communicating with the world gently and fearlessly. Through opening up fully, our awareness is sharpened and we discover the clear sky of mind: Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Social Meditation with Nick Kranz

with Shastri Nick Kranz

April 26th—April 28th

The foundation of enlightened society is being unashamed of who you are. This weekend intensive will be an exploration in creating enlightened culture through the practice of social meditation, a newly evolving way to experience meditation as a form of cu Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Community Members Gathering

April 27th

This gathering of members will include practice, conversation and a chance to hear from each other in a format call Open Space which allows for multiple discussions to occur together. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Uncovering Whiteness, Dismantling Racism: A Half-Day Retreat for White-Identified Meditators

with Caverly Morgan, Ethan Nichtern, David Perrin

April 27th

Why is it all-too-easy to be blind to our own whiteness: privilege, bias, and ignorance, when it comes to race? Uncovering whiteness may sound like an oxymoron given that whiteness infuses all aspects of our culture and is systemically institutionalized. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Qigong Level 5

with Eva Wong

April 28th—April 30th

Students will be introduced to traditional Outer and Inner Qigong from two systems - The Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of New Haven

SMCNH Council Meeting

April 28th

Shambhala Meditation Center of New Haven Council Meeting Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Vajrayogini Feast

April 28th

This program is restricted to Shambhala Sadhakas Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Embodying Humanness: Exploring Feminine and Masculine Principles through Mudra Space Awareness and Co-Creativity

with Zoey Moyle

April 29th—May 20th

Embodying Humanness: Exploring Feminine and Masculine Principles through Mudra Space Awareness and Co-Creativity Continue »

Karme Chöling

Embodying the Tao in your Qigong

with Eva Wong

April 30th—May 5th

In this program, we will use the practices of qigong to embody and understand the energies of yin and yang, the five elements, and the bagua in our body. Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior book group

with Alexandra Vlasic & Kate Raddock

April 30th—May 28th

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior book group. We will read and discuss 1 chapter for each of five classes. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Raising the Tents - Volunteer Weekend

May 1st—May 5th

Join the Karmê Chöling Staff for a weekend of raising tents and meditation as we set up our Summer campground. Meals and accommodations are included! Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Open House

with Suzanne Trahey

May 1st

Monthly Open House: Engaging with Meditation Amidst Strong Emotions and Challenging Moments Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Meditation and the Creative Mind: Coming to Our Senses

with Ellen Rook

May 2nd—May 23rd

Discover a path to genuine spontaneity and unselfconscious expression in this four-week course that offers both meditation and meditation-in-action exercises all designed to help you better connect to the presence of things, the world, and yourself. Continue »

St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center

The Future is OPEN, Good Karma, Bad Karma & Beyond Karma - A Book Discussion Group

May 2nd—May 30th

Explore karma as good news, that the future is never predetermined, and how to cut the root of karma itself. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Vajrayana Weekend at Sky Lake

May 3rd—May 5th

All Shambhala tantrikas are warmly invited to a weekend retreat of vajrayana group practice at the Sky Lake Lodge. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Shambhala Training Weekend IV: Awakened Heart

with Dr. Brian McCorkle

May 3rd—May 5th - Date postponed or cancelled

With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. We can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra practice

with Ken Ketchum

May 4th

In 1967 in Bhutan, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche wrote the Sadhana of Mahamudra, one of his most seminal works. He considered it to be "terma" -- a sacred revelation -- given by the eighth century saint Padmasambhava, rather than something composed by himself Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Community Gathering/Open House: Developing Equanimity in our Lives

with Michael Stephens

May 5th

Join us for our monthly Open House. At 10am, we begin with sitting and walking meditation (those new to meditation can receive instruction from 9:30 – 10:00am). Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

A Year of Deepening Compassion Part 2: The Six Paramitas

with Diana Evans & Travis Detour

May 5th—July 14th

The path of the Bodhisattva Warrior begins with developing affection for ourselves and expands this to others, dissolving the barriers that divide us. DROP-INS WELCOME Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Procrastination

with Elissa Kane

May 7th—May 28th

I was going to put a description of this class up on the website but then decided I would do it later. If you can empathize with this feeling, you might want to take this class. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Sacred Path: Outrageous and Inscrutable

with Timothy Quigley & Ellen Rook

May 10th—May 12th

The Four Dignities describe how warriors develop insight and strength that enables them to further shed their cocoons and engage fully in the world. Understanding how the dignities unfold can inspire one's journey and enable one to discern, with awareness Continue »

Karme Chöling

Sangha Nynthun

May 11th

Come home to Karme Choling for a day of practice, food and celebration! Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Social Meditation: Adults of All Ages

May 13th

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 »

Burlington Shambhala Center

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Shastri Sharon Keegan & Bill McPheters

May 14th—June 4th

This course explores our relationships with others, our aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation. We look at a Shambhala understanding of society, and what enlightened society may be. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Mark Seibold

May 17th—May 19th

The practice of mindfulness awakens a powerful transformational potential in our hearts and minds. The Art of Being Human retreat provides both practical instruction for meditation practice and a view of how that practice can manifest in our lives. Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Shastri Bill Brauer & Ella Reznikova

May 17th—May 19th

Having learned not to turn away from fear, we can extend this strength into everyday life situations. We learn that we can apply our practice to whatever arises, developing more confidence in all aspects of our world. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Regional Acharya Retreat

May 18th—May 21st

This is a gathering of senior teachers of the lineage from Northeastern North America. All Shambhala international acharyas are invited to attend this gathering. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Learn to Meditate - Weekend Edition

with Ryu Yoshida

May 19th

Weekend version of Learn to Meditate class. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Tip of the Arrow: Scorpion Seal 10 Practice Retreat (Repeat Participants)

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

May 22nd—June 2nd

Further manifest the fruition of the Werma Sadhana. This retreat is for those who have already received the Scorpion Seal 10 practices Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Vajrayogini Feast

May 26th

This program is restricted to Shambhala Sadhakas Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Damian Ubriaco & Virginia Fisher

May 30th—June 27th

Meditation in Everyday Life is a five-week class designed to help new meditators (including those who have never meditated before) develop a regular practice and bring the benefits of mindfulness to their daily lives. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of New Haven

Practicing Compassion In Difficult Times: Meditation and Study of The Four Immeasureables

with Dr. Brian McCorkle

June 1st

May all beings enjoy happiness and the root of happiness May all beings be free from suffering and the root of suffering May all beings not be separated from the great happiness devoid of suffering May all beings enjoy profound brilliant glory! Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra practice

with Ken Ketchum

June 3rd

In 1967 in Bhutan, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche wrote the Sadhana of Mahamudra, one of his most seminal works. He considered it to be "terma" -- a sacred revelation -- given by the eighth century saint Padmasambhava, rather than something composed by himself Continue »

Karme Chöling

Celebrating the Vajrayana

with Acharya Christie Cashman

June 5th—June 12th

Throughout this week-long retreat, we will explore how wrathful, peaceful, and effortless vajrayana methods "touch the fruition," and thus remind us of our inherent wisdom. Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Social Meditation: Adults of All Ages

June 10th - Date postponed or cancelled

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 »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation

June 11th—July 30th

Please join our book discussion group surrounding the book entitled "Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation". Open to All. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Relax, Renew and Awaken

with Madge Rossinoff

June 13th—June 16th

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 »

Karme Chöling

Embodying Community Accountability: Principles of Harm Reduction

with Shastri Trinley Busby

June 14th—June 16th

During this retreat we will endeavor to maintain the supreme spacious view of Basic Goodness, but our focus will rest on the practical and relative truth of conduct (action). Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Phone Distraction

with Elissa Kane

June 15th

Though powerful as a tool when used with discernment, for many of us our cell phones have proven to be the great distractor from boredom, stillness, the present moment - and thus happiness. Join us for our morning as we blend mindfulness practices with ou Continue »

Karme Chöling

Japanese Archery for Teens and Tweens

with Grace DiNapoli

June 21st—June 23rd

Teens and tweens learn to build confidence and improve focus all while cultivating beginner's heart. Combining physical and mental exercise, working with a bow and an arrow strengthens core muscles, hand-eye coordination, and is a lot of fun. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Embodied Listening ®

with Hope Martin

June 21st—June 23rd

Embodied Listening offers a way to move through blockages, challenges and uncertainty by tuning into your most reliable source for guidance - the wisdom of your body. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Being Tara: Transcending Fear through Song & Dance

with Kristine McCutcheon

June 21st—June 23rd

The practice of Tara is for all of us, whatever stage of life. We will explore various ways of meditating with Tara, including song and dance, in order to go beyond the many faces of fear that confront us in daily life. Continue »

Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

Refuge Vows in Brunswick

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

June 21st—June 23rd

Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

Bodhisattva Vows- in Brunswick

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

June 21st—June 23rd

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Tonglen Tuesday

with Judith Johnson

June 25th

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

Karme Chöling

Summer Arts Dathun: Week 1

with Lance Brunner

June 28th—July 6th

Karme Chöling

Learn the Art of Japanese Archery: Kyudo First Shot

with Lucy Halverson

June 28th—June 30th

Kyudo, the Way of the Bow, is one of the oldest arts of the Japanese tradition of contemplative warriorship. The practice of kyudo begins with first shot and the cultivation of beginner's heart. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Summer Arts Half-Dathun: Two Weeks of Meditation

with Lance Brunner

June 28th—July 13th

Open to everyone! Expand your understanding of your mind, emotions, and heart in this in-depth meditation retreat. Attend just the first week or the full two week retreat. Continue »