Programs for Northeastern States USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Council Meeting

January 13th—June 9th

Monthly Shambhala Council Meeting Continue »

Karme Chöling

Online Practice Events at Karme Choling

March 1st—July 31st

Join the Karme Choling staff & residents for practice sessions online. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Unmasking the Three Lords of Materialism: Online 3-Month Study Cycle

with Acharya Suzann Duquette, Acharya Dan Hessey, Shastri Donna Williams, Kate Vlasic

April 3rd—June 25th

This online three-month study cycle presents effective tools for seeing our world clearly and uncovering our own natural brilliance. Join KCL for a deep dive into teachings that uproot the constant pull of materialism so prevalent in our world. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Meditation and Dharma talk - One Hour Sunday Online Class & Discussion

with Shastri Donna Williams

April 4th—June 13th

This discussion group is closed now to new participants. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of New Haven

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior - Part I

with Jill Sarkady

April 6th—May 25th

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Part I only. A secular approach to bringing self-love (or maitri), gentle fearlessness and compassion into our day-to-day activities. Continue »

St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Dr. Esther Seibold & Bob Carterette

April 22nd—May 27th

Contentment can be hard to find. In this course, with meditation and contemplation practice, we can relax with ourselves as we are and find contentment in appreciating our simple human experience. Continue »

Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

4th Noble Truth –The Path of Shila, Samadhi, and Prajna- Video Series on Zoom

with Judi Soule

April 27th—May 25th

We have been studying the Buddha’s first teaching: The Four Noble Truths. After teaching that suffering is pervasive to all experience, that there is a cause to that suffering and that cessation is possible, he then taught a way forward, which we call ”T Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Contentment In Everyday Life (Online)

with Cynthia Spencer & Enrique Redondo

April 29th—May 27th

This course is a training in mindfulness and appreciation. By opening to our natural state of being, we begin to feel a simple worthiness that makes life less forced and more enjoyable. Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

The Art of Being Human

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

May 14th—May 16th

Shambhala Training is Back! Shambhala Level 1, Led by Acharya Arawana Hayashi Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level 3: Warrior in the World

with Shastri Mary Campbell

May 14th—May 16th

In Warrior in the World, the third of the Shambhala Training retreats, we work to extend the mindfulness and awareness we have cultivated during our meditation practice into all aspects of our daily life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Shambhala Training Level 3: Warrior in the World

with Shastri Mary Campbell

May 14th—May 16th

Our Friends from The Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center will be offering Level 3. In Warrior in the World, the third of the Shambhala Training retreats, we work to extend the mindfulness and awareness we have cultivated during our meditation practice into a Continue »

Karme Chöling

ONLINE: Lojong: Training the Mind

with Shastri Donna Williams & Alexandra Vlasic

May 17th—June 12th

These essential teachings on developing genuine compassion are based on the Seven Points of Mind Training of Atisha. Zoom class over four Monday evenings and a final half-day intensive on Saturday, June 12. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Online: Sacred Path — Drala

with Sangyum Agness Au & Daniel Naistadt

May 21st—May 23rd

The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Friday Night Talk - Unconditional Kindness: Regarding Others as Our Guides

with Emily Bower

May 21st

How can we practice unconditional kindness on the spot for ourselves and others? Acknowledging others’ feelings and needs, even with a very few words or simple gestures, can make an anxious situation better for everyone. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Wandering...But Not Lost: Live Zoom discussion with Director Paul MacGowan

May 21st

Live Zoom discussion with director Paul MacGowan of his film about Mingyur Rinpoche's four-year wandering retreat through India and Nepal. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

May 26th

The Shambhala Sadhana is an enriching practice that engages connection in this time of social distancing and isolation. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Joy in Everyday Life

with Elissa Kane & Damian Ubriaco

May 27th—June 24th

Joy in Everyday Life examines the Shambhala teachings on cheerfulness and health. 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 ou Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Joy in Everyday Life

with Elissa Kane & Damian Ubriaco

May 27th—June 24th

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 »

Karme Chöling

Family Residency 2021

June 1st—August 31st

Spend all or part of your summer on this magical land! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Friday Night Talk - One Nation Under Trauma with Larry Ward

June 4th

The aim of this talk is to recognize and name the deeper shared crisis of America today. What can the Buddhadharma offer to help deepen our self-care, heal our systemically racialized lives and uplift our social engagement with one another? Continue »

Karme Chöling

Online: How To Lead Strategically — Discovering & Deepening with Zhuge Liang

with Acharya Suzann Duquette, Jane Arthur, Peter van der Molen

June 5th—August 7th

Meet today's challenges with on demand access to video teachings and materials from the popular How to Lead Strategically series. Discover and deepen in these potent teachings at your own pace. Includes LIVE sessions (recorded for those unable to attend). Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Moonbeams of Mahāmudrā: Vipaśyanā Part Two

with Elizabeth Callahan

June 7th—August 9th

Mahamudra is the practice at the heart of all Kagyu traditions. Continuing our study and practice of Dakpo Tashi Namgyal’s Moonbeams of Mahāmudrā, this six-session bimonthly course will be on Chapter 10: Pointing-Out Instructions. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Dharma Gathering: We Are All Characters (Online)

with Lanny Harrison

June 8th

This open house is an opportunity to meditate in a supportive group setting and to learn how to apply the principles of meditation to everyday life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Online)

June 10th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra involves meditation and chanting. It is open to the whole Shambhala community and is practiced on the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World (Online)

with Vegan Aharonian & Filomena Leonardi

June 11th—June 13th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

A Mindful Outdoor Experience [IN PERSON]

with Jean Beebe

June 12th

A Mindful Outdoor Experience (MOE) is a personally guided 60-90 minute meditative outdoor walk, appropriate for people from all walks of life, meant to engage our present moment awareness using our sense perceptions. Continue »

Karme Chöling

ONLINE: Four Foundations of Mindfulness — A Weeklong Retreat

with Acharya Dan Hessey

June 19th—June 25th

Open to everyone! Expand your understanding of your mind, emotions, and heart in this in-depth meditation retreat. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

June 24th

The Shambhala Sadhana is an enriching practice that engages connection in this time of social distancing and isolation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Joy in Everyday Life (Online)

with Shastri Elizabeth Reid

July 8th—August 5th

In this course, we discover how the teachings on compassion can become inspiration for helping others and being of benefit in our everyday life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Online)

July 9th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra involves meditation and chanting. It is open to the whole Shambhala community and is practiced on the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Online: Opening Our Heart through Opening Our Senses — Mudra Space Awareness

with Craig Warren Smith & Acharya Suzann Duquette

July 16th—July 18th

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

July 24th

The Shambhala Sadhana is an enriching practice that engages connection in this time of social distancing and isolation. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Regenerative Gardening and Meditation

with Jan Enthoven & Shastri Donna Williams

July 31st—August 14th

This two-week regenerative gardening intensive will use Karme Choling's organic garden, forest, meadows and streams as a classroom and playground to connect more intimately with soil and plants. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Online)

August 8th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra involves meditation and chanting. It is open to the whole Shambhala community and is practiced on the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Learn the Art of Japanese Archery: Kyudo First Shot

with Grace Dinapoli & Tom Kyle

August 20th—August 22nd

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart (Online)

August 20th—August 22nd

Explore a meditation practice that teaches us to apply the mind of meditation to the challenges of everyday life. In this pivotal program, we'll allow ourselves to be vulnerable without closing down. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana

August 22nd

The Shambhala Sadhana is an enriching practice that engages connection in this time of social distancing and isolation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Online)

September 6th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra involves meditation and chanting. It is open to the whole Shambhala community and is practiced on the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Fearlessness In Everyday Life (Online)

September 9th—October 7th

This course presents practical tools for understanding and transforming fear, and shares the view that fear can serve as an opportunity to develop unconditional confidence. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

September 21st

The Shambhala Sadhana is an enriching practice that engages connection in this time of social distancing and isolation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Online)

October 6th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra involves meditation and chanting. It is open to the whole Shambhala community and is practiced on the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

October 20th

The Shambhala Sadhana is an enriching practice that engages connection in this time of social distancing and isolation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky (Online)

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

October 22nd—October 24th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness sharpens. We find the open clear sky of mind to be a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Can we trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment? Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Wisdom in Everyday Life (Online)

with Shastri Elizabeth Reid

November 4th—December 9th

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. When we touch the world directly, we discover ordinary magic. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Online)

November 4th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra involves meditation and chanting. It is open to the whole Shambhala community and is practiced on the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

November 19th

The Shambhala Sadhana is an enriching practice that engages connection in this time of social distancing and isolation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Online)

December 4th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra involves meditation and chanting. It is open to the whole Shambhala community and is practiced on the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

December 19th

The Shambhala Sadhana is an enriching practice that engages connection in this time of social distancing and isolation. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Being Strategically Kind

with Eva Wong

May 20th—May 22nd (2022)

Join Eva Wong, translator, scholar, and strategy consultant for a workshop on how to work with challenging environments in a non-aggressive, kind, and cooperative way. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Qigong Practice and Study Retreat - Immortal Lu Dongbin's Classic on Internal Alchemy

with Eva Wong

May 22nd—May 27th (2022)

Lu Dongbin's classic Treatise on Internal Alchemy is now translated for the first time and will be the principal text of this practice and study retreat. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Free and Easy Wandering in the Spirit World

with Eva Wong

May 27th—May 29th (2022)

Join Eva Wong, practitioner of the mystical path of Shangqing Taoism, in wandering the realms of the spirit world. Walk the paths of the stars and mountains to probe the Continue »

Karme Chöling

Entering the Magical World of Taoism

with Eva Wong

July 15th—July 17th (2022)

Join Eva Wong, a practitioner of the Shanqing and Kunlun systems of Magical Taoism, in exploring a form of Taoism that few in the western world have experienced. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Qigong for Life - Organizing Your Qigong Practice

with Eva Wong

July 17th—July 22nd (2022)

Join Eva Wong and fellow qigong practitioners in discovering, exploring, and celebrating the richness of qigong. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Creating Strategies for your QiGong Practice

with Eva Wong & Acharya Suzann Duquette

September 16th—September 18th (2022)

Now that you have learned many qigong forms, it is time to strategize your practice to give you an edge in improving, enhancing, and repairing your body, as well as expanding your consciousness. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Stoking the Scholar & Warrior Fire

with Eva Wong

September 18th—September 23rd (2022)

For those who have completed Qigong Level 6, Parts 1 and/or Part 2 Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Being Strategic in Challenging Times

with Eva Wong

September 25th (2022)

Winning is desirable, but if a victory means sacrificing integrity, honor, and compassion, it is no victory at all. Continue »