Programs for Northeastern States USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Profound Treasury: The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion

September 9th—May 11th

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 »

St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center

Extended Sunday Sitting - 9 am to Noon

January 12th—May 10th

Extended Sunday sitting meditation on the second Sunday of the month offers an opportunity for a deeper community practice.  Come for all or part--we'll have a period of walking meditation around the top of each hour to allow for a smooth transition in an Continue »

St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center

Claiming Agency for Your Own Awakening

with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

January 23rd—February 27th

In this 6-week video course, we will investigate what it means to be a student and how a student’s eagerness to learn and evolve can be fulfilled by having a healthy and realistic relationship with themselves, the sangha, a qualified teacher and the teach Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Damian Ubriaco

February 13th—March 12th - Date postponed or cancelled

We will reschedule this course soon. 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 Albany

Shambhala Day 2020 - Year of the Iron Mouse

February 23rd

Celebrate the lunar New Year with practice, a worldwide virtual gathering, food and community! Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Neutral Day in Preparation for Shambhala Day 2020: Year of the Iron Mouse

February 23rd

Neutral Day in Preparation for Shambhala Day 2020: Year of the Iron Mouse Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of New Haven

Neutral Day Space Cleaning

February 23rd

Directly following nyinthun, please join in our semi-annual deep-clean the Center event! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Conversations on Patriarchy for Women and Non-Binary Group

with Naoko Kojima & Alison Pepper

February 23rd

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 »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Day 2020: Year of the Iron Mouse

February 24th

Shambhala Day Celebration: Year of the Iron Mouse Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Shambhala Day - Year of the Iron Mouse

February 24th

You are warmly invited to join us as we celebrate Shambhala Day 2020– Year of the Iron Mouse – at the Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center on Monday, February 24, from 4.30 to 9pm. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism, and Racial Inequality: RACE: DECOLONIZING WEALTH: What if wealth could be used to heal, restore and connect?

February 24th

Open to All: People of Color and White Allies 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 reflectio Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Community Gathering with the Interim Governing Council

February 25th

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 »

White River Shambhala Center

Part IV - Skillful Dragon: Lojong and Compassionate Engagement

February 25th

The spiritual path does not lead to non-activity and withdrawing from the world. In the Shambhala tradition, the master warrior is profoundly engaged. A series of video talks and discussion. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Shambhala Wednesday night - Shifting from the Head to the Heart

with Acharya Fleet Maull

February 26th

Join us every Wednesday for our weeknight open house. Join us for 20 minutes of sitting meditation followed by a short talk on a timely topic and discussion. Continue »

Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

BIRTH OF THE WARRIOR - Weekend Retreat in Brunswick- CANCELLED

with Suzanne Trahey

February 29th—March 1st - Date postponed or cancelled

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness in The Art of Being Human, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habit. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Reflections on Silver River: Part 3 (half Day retreat)

with Mark Seibold, Elizabeth Peterson, Joe Arak

February 29th

We resume our study of Tokmey Zangpo’s famous Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva through the lens of Ken McLeod’s penetrating commentary, Reflections On Silver River, with a half-day retreat, Saturday, February 29, 12:30-6 PM. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Day 2020: Year of the Iron Mouse

February 29th

Save the Date! Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the Tibetan New Year, and represents one of the most important celebrations in Shambhala. Join us for good practice, good food, and good company as we celebrate the new year! Continue »

St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center

Shambhala Day 2020 at the St. Johnsbury Center - Year of the Iron Mouse

February 29th

Celebrate Shambhala Day 2020 and the Year of the Iron Mouse at the St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center. We'll have an I Ching reading, a brief community meeting and a cocktail party. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Shambhala Day: Lunar New Year's Celebration

February 29th

Shambhala Day Celebration open to all. Starts at 4 pm on Saturday Feb 29. Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Shambhala Day 2020 Celebration: The Year of the Iron Mouse

March 1st

Based on the traditional Tibetan new year’s celebration of Losar, the day is calculated according to the Tibetan lunar calendar and is associated with a particular zodiac animal and element. The year 2020 is represented by the Iron Mouse. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Children's Program Bodhi School

with Alison Pepper

March 1st

The goal of Bodhi School is to provide a gentle and uplifted environment for children to explore their heart and mind and to develop confidence in the basic goodness of all. Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

White Tara Practice Session

with Rachael Timberlake

March 1st

White Tara Group Practice Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Charlotte Brodie

March 2nd—March 30th

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. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Part IV - Skillful Dragon: Lojong and Compassionate Engagement

March 3rd

The spiritual path does not lead to non-activity and withdrawing from the world. In the Shambhala tradition, the master warrior is profoundly engaged. A series of video talks and discussion. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Reflections on Silver River: Part 3

with Mark Seibold, Elizabeth Peterson, Joe Arak

March 3rd—May 5th

In this final installment of our study of Tokmey Zangpo’s Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva we will resume our reading and discussion of his profound contemplations on how to engage the bodhisattva path of working for the benefit of others. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Mahayana Class

with Vegan Aharonian

March 3rd

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

Raising Your Motivation Through the Four Immeasurables

with Vegan Aharonian

March 3rd

"What about me?" is the usual state of mind throughout the day. We might not even notice how an ego-centric mindset drives our life. The Bodhisattva teachings show how that state of mind is connected to poverty mentality and suffering. Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

March Open House: Wisdom of the Heart

with Madge Rossinoff

March 4th

March Open House: Wisdom of the Heart Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Full day Nyinthun: Meditation with Readings from the Rain of Wisdom: the Vajra Songs of the Kagyu Gurus

with William Wooding & Janet Romaine

March 8th

On this annual day of remembrance we celebrate the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, one of the three great lineages of Shambhala. We will mix the nyinthun practice of sitting and walking meditation with reading and chanting The Rain of Wisdom. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of New Haven

2020 Shambhala Meditation Center of New Haven Sit-A-Thon

March 8th

Join us for this quiet day of meditation in our community, an opportunity to sit one, two or all nine. Make your intention known to those you ask for a pledge in your personal page. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Milarepa Day

March 8th

Celebrate the enlightenment and life of example of Milarepa reading the songs of the lineage fathers in The Rain of Wisdom (Tib: Kagyü Gurtso). Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Part IV - Skillful Dragon: Lojong and Compassionate Engagement

March 10th

The spiritual path does not lead to non-activity and withdrawing from the world. In the Shambhala tradition, the master warrior is profoundly engaged. A series of video talks and discussion. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Dharma Gathering: The Way of the Bodhisattva

with Joseph Mauricio

March 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

Community Nyinthun: Daylong Meditation Retreat

March 14th

A nyinthun is a day-long meditation session: nyin is Tibetan for “day”, and thun means “session” of formal meditation. For meditators of all experience levels, this community nyinthun is a rare opportunity to take a day or half day to relax with ourselves Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Teacher Gathering

March 15th

Opportunity for the teachers and meditation instructors to gather and share Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Understanding Harm, Trauma and Healing

March 16th—April 6th

For community leaders and members to learn about and engage in discussion about how these important topics can help us build a healthier and safer community. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Part IV - Skillful Dragon: Lojong and Compassionate Engagement

March 17th

The spiritual path does not lead to non-activity and withdrawing from the world. In the Shambhala tradition, the master warrior is profoundly engaged. A series of video talks and discussion. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

BIPOC Sitting Group

with Naoko Kojima & Joy Gutierrez

March 18th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

The Art of Being Human: Introductory Meditation Weekend Retreat

March 20th—March 22nd

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training introductory intensive! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Shambhala Training Weekend III: Warrior in the World

March 20th—March 22nd

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Continue »

St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center

Sexual Harm, Trauma and the Healing Journey (restricted)

with Sara Demetry & Tune Faulkner

March 21st—April 16th

In videos presenting dialogue with Basia Solarz and Acharya Noel McLellan, Robert Wright guides us into an understanding of the depth and pervasiveness of sexual abuse in modern society, the nature and stages of trauma, and ways to move toward a healthier Continue »

St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra

March 22nd

The Sadhana of Mahamudra explains how to transmute the phenomenal world directly into enlightenment through meditation in action. Join us for this practice and teaching on overcoming obstacles and degraded spiritual practices in our time. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Part IV - Skillful Dragon: Lojong and Compassionate Engagement

March 24th

The spiritual path does not lead to non-activity and withdrawing from the world. In the Shambhala tradition, the master warrior is profoundly engaged. A series of video talks and discussion. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of New Haven

Level 1: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Richard Sylvester

March 27th—March 29th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

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

with Ellen Rook

March 28th

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 Boston

Our House is on Fire: Responding to the Climate Crisis

with Irene Woodard

March 28th

A day of conversation, contemplation, and engagement Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night

March 28th

Group Recitation of "The Way of the Bodhisattva" by Shantideva. 1-5 PM. Come for some or all, stay for potluck tea. Everyone is invited. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Part IV - Skillful Dragon: Lojong and Compassionate Engagement

March 31st

The spiritual path does not lead to non-activity and withdrawing from the world. In the Shambhala tradition, the master warrior is profoundly engaged. A series of video talks and discussion. Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Training Level 3: Warrior in the World

with Shastri Myra Woodruff & Alexandra Vlasic

April 3rd—April 5th

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Ellen Rook

April 7th—May 5th

Five week class on class on working with fear and cultivating a fearless approach to life. Prerequisite: Joy in Everyday Life. Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

White Tara Practice Session

with Rachael Timberlake

April 12th

White Tara Group Practice Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Dharma Gathering

with Dr. Bill Auerbach

April 14th

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

Entering the Stream: a retreat including Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

April 24th—April 26th

This weekend retreat is open to anyone who has a connection to meditation practice and to the dharma. You do not have to commit to making a vow to take this course. If you wish to take either, vow a meeting with a meditation instructor is required (this c Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Four Stages of Investigating Whiteness and Racism

with Gabriel Dayley & Alexandria Barnes

May 1st—May 3rd

This weekend will offer an introductory investigation of race, whiteness, and systemic racism for meditation practitioners who identify as white, providing a foundation from which white-identified meditators can begin the path of exploring their own socia Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Community Day - Save the Date

May 2nd

Food and discussion about what's important for our community right now Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

White Tara Practice Session

with Rachael Timberlake

May 3rd

White Tara Group Practice Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Living Kindness: An Evening with Kevin Griffin

with Kevin Griffin

May 4th

An evening with guest speaker Kevin Griffin, author of "Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World" hosted by Boston The Heart of Recovery Group. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Shambhala Training Weekend IV: Awakened Heart

May 15th—May 17th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Save-the-date: Kilung Rinpoche Talk

May 20th

Venerable Kilung Rinpoche will offer a talk at the Boston Shambhala Center. More details to come soon. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Scorpion Seal Assembly Year 6

May 24th—June 4th

Modeled after the traditional drupchen - great accumulation - this retreat will focus on intensive group practice of the Werma Sadhana and other practices received. Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Training Level 4: Awakened Heart

with Ella Reznikova, Kate Raddock, Suzanne Trahey

May 29th—May 30th

Shambhala Training Level 4: Awakened Heart Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Shambhala Training Weekend I: The Art of Being Human

May 30th—May 31st

Shambhala Training is a secular meditation training that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. Touch in with your inherent goodness and humanity with this weekend training. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Shambhala Training Weekend V: Open Sky

June 26th—June 28th

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. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Community Day - Save the Date

August 8th

Food and discussion about what's important for our community right now Continue »