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 »

White River Shambhala Center

Full Moon Gathering - Shambhala Sadhana and Pot Luck Oct. and Dec.

July 13th—December 14th

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

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 »

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 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 Boston

The Essence of Buddhism

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

September 14th—September 15th

The heart essence of the teachings of the Buddha are the Four Noble Truths - the truths of suffering, the origin of suffering, the cessation of suffering and the path. BRING A FRIEND DISCOUNT! Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Harvest of Peace: An Autumn Equinox Celebration

September 15th

Join us for our annual Harvest of Peace autumn equinox celebration! Bring a dish to share for our POTLUCK lunch. O bring a song, poem or story for our OPEN MIC! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

BIPOC Sitting Group

with Naoko Kojima & Joy Gutierrez

September 16th

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

White River Shambhala Center

Tuesdays: A Year Of Deepening In Compassion: Fearless Garuda: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhicitta

September 17th—November 19th

Tuesday 6:45 pm: Open to all. Join us in this wonderful opportunity to hear many of our most learned teachers and to gather together as a community to practice and contemplate the profound Mahayana. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Public Sitting

September 17th

This open practice session consists of silent sitting practice interspersed with brief periods of walking meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Advanced Buddhist Studies: Insight into Emptiness

with Derek Kolleeny

September 17th—December 17th

This course will be an in-depth exploration of the Middle Way view of the nature of reality as presented in the Tibetan Prasangika tradition. We will focus primarily on the method of the Geluk tradition as presentation in the fine book Insight into Emptin 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 »

Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

Social Meditation Retreat - in Rockland

with Shastri Nick Kranz

September 20th—September 22nd

Join us for a weekend retreat to explore the engaging and timely practice of Social Meditation. 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 Boston

Full Day Nyinthun of Meditation and Contemplation on the Paramita of Exertion with video talk by Acharya Moh Hardin

with William Wooding & Janet Romaine

September 22nd

All are welcome to participate in all or any part of the day. 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 »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Harvest of Peace

September 22nd

Please join us to welcome the changing season with food, family, and frivolity at the 2019 Harvest of Peace! This year's celebration will be held on Sunday, September 22nd from 2pm to 6:30pm at the Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center. 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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Community Gathering with the Interim Governing Council

September 24th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism & Racial Inequality Group

September 26th

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 reflection, sharing, and discussion on the issues of race 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 »

White River Shambhala Center

Reserved for Pranic Healliing

September 27th—October 20th

More information coming 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 »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Reflections on Silver River: Part 2

with Mark Seibold, Elizabeth Peterson, Joe Arak

September 28th—December 3rd

Continuing our study of Tokmey Zangpo’s famous Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva, we resume our verse-by-verse reading and discussion of his profound contemplations on how to engage the bodhisattva path of working for the benefit of others. 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 Boston

Harvest of Peace - Save the Date

September 28th

Save the date for our Fall Equinox community celebration 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 »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Social Meditation for Teens

with Shastri Nick Kranz & Alexandra Vlasic

September 29th

Social Meditation for Teens Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Monthly Open House

with Kate Raddock

October 2nd

Monthly Open House & Dharma Talk: Embodying Unconditional Self-Trust 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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Coming to Our Senses: Mindfulness and Playfulness in Everyday Art

with Steve Clorfeine

October 5th

The workshop focuses on ways of being present through our sense perceptions, particularly seeing and feeling. How do we engage with ‘things as they are’ rather than how we think or imagine them to be? Often we approach situations with our own agenda and 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 »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown & Rachael Timberlake

October 8th—November 5th

White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times: Emanated from the tears of the compassionate Avalokiteshvara, peaceful White Tara is said to witness the suffering of beings through her seven eyes. She soothes their fear, calms their anguish, heals Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Dharma Gathering

October 8th

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

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Four Dharmic Paths of Investigating Whiteness and Racism

with Gabe Dayley & Alexandria Barnes

October 11th—October 13th

Held at Sky Lake Lodge, this weekend will offer an introductory investigation of race, whiteness, and systemic racism for meditation practitioners who identify as white, Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Nyinthun: A Day of Peaceful Abiding Open to All Meditators

October 13th

10 am to 3 pm Just Be. A day with no agenda. Experiencing time like a tree. A full day for meditation at the White River Shambhala Center. 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 Boston

Exploring Radical Responsibility with Acharya Fleet Maull via Zoom

with Acharya Fleet Maull & Nealy Zimmermann

October 15th

Join Acharya Fleet Maull via zoom for an introduction and exploration of his new book Radical Responsibility®. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Public Sitting

October 15th

This open practice session consists of silent sitting practice interspersed with brief periods of walking meditation. Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Training Level 3: Warrior in the World

with Timothy Quigley

October 18th—October 20th

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

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 »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Heart Sūtra Retreat: The Inseparability of Appearance and Emptiness

with Elizabeth Peterson & Mark Seibold

October 18th—October 19th

Renowned and beloved throughout the Mahāyāna (Great Vehicle) Buddhist world, The Heart Sūtra is esteemed both for its pithy expression of emptiness, the ground of all phenomena, and its implicit summary of the path. Continue »

Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

Mindfulness Retreat- in Rockland

with Shastri Veit Weber

October 18th—October 20th

Treat yourself. Come to a mindfulness retreat. 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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

BIPOC Sitting Group

with Naoko Kojima & Joy Gutierrez

October 23rd

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Charlotte Brodie & Geri Amori

October 28th—November 18th

This introductory class provides an opportunity to learn and deepen our experience and understanding of meditation. It is valuable for both newer and experienced students as it places special attention on practical suggestions for establishing a sitting. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Community Gathering with the Interim Governing Council

October 29th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism & Racial Inequality Group

October 30th

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 reflection, sharing, and discussion on the issues of race Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Shambhala Training Weekend I: The Art of Being Human

with Charlie Trageser

November 2nd—November 3rd

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 »

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 »