Programs for Northeastern States USA Region

Burlington Shambhala Center

Fully Alive In Uncertainty: One Year to Live

with Myra Woodruff

November 7th—October 2nd

Purpose: Fully Alive In Uncertainty creates a forum for community where participants explore living life and meeting death whole-heartedly, having committed themselves to live a year as though it were their last. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

January Digital Detox

with Max Roberts-Zirker

January 1st—January 31st

Find more space and meaning in your life by resetting your relationship with the endless stream of digital engagement. Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Shambhala Cafe

January 1st—December 3rd

A warm introduction to the Shambhala Center through a monthly gathering to share meditation, selected readings from contemporary Buddhist teachers, and social time. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Meditation - The Way of the Buddha: a Six-Week Online Course

January 2nd—February 6th

Learn or refresh your connection to the practice of meditation as taught by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, based on archival talks in the summer of 1974 to an audience of new students. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Meditation: The Way of the Buddha - A Six-Week Online Course

January 2nd—February 6th

Learn or refresh your connection to the practice of meditation as taught by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, based on archival talks in the summer of 1974 to an audience of new students. Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Learn to Meditate

January 8th—December 10th

Thinking about getting meditation into your life? Learn to Meditate is for both newcomers and those looking for a refresher. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Five Levels in Five Weeks, Plus One

January 11th—February 15th

For those who have completed Shambhala Training Levels 1-5 to review and reconnect with the learnings and practices at each level of the Heart of Warriorship. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Learn to Meditate in Challenging Times

with Jim Katz, Ruth Blackburn, Joe Snowdon

January 13th—February 3rd - Date postponed or cancelled

POSTPONED - Meditation is a ground for cultivating strength, stability, and confidence. Learn to Meditate and build a personal practice over four Thursday evening classes, with support between. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human (Online) With John Rockwell

January 22nd—January 23rd

This virtual retreat will introduce and deepen instruction on basic mindfulness meditation practice, and help new and experienced meditators alike incorporate practice into their daily lives. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human (Online)

with John Rockwell

January 22nd—January 23rd

This virtual retreat will introduce and deepen instruction on basic mindfulness meditation practice, and help new and experienced meditators alike incorporate practice into their daily lives. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human

January 22nd—January 23rd

The Art of Being Human is the first in a sequence of five weekend retreats. This Shambhala Training Level I weekend program will be hosted by the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York, with four other regional Shambhala Centers participating virtually. Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Taming the Mind

with Charlotte Brodie & William Barry

January 25th—March 1st

An introduction to the foundational teachings of Buddhism. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Dharma Gathering: Welcome a Fresh Start with the Lunar New Year

with Anjie Cho

January 25th

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 »

Karme Chöling

Zoomless Half Dathun: Practicing Kindness

with Acharya Dan Hessey

January 31st—February 14th

Join the Karme Choling Household for two weeks of Zoom-free meditation in the Main Shrine Room featuring daily practice of the Sadhana of Kindness, as well as study and contemplation of the Four Reminders. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Online)

with Joseph Mauricio

February 1st

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

Community Conversation: “Belonging in Shambhala” (Online)

February 2nd

We would like to invite you to a community conversation on the topic of Belonging in Shambhala: what it means to each of us, and how we do and do not experience it. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

February 3rd—March 3rd

This course is designed for new and returning meditators looking for an accessible venue to explore and deepen mindfulness-awareness meditation. Meditation in Everyday Life can also serve as an adjunct to the Shambhala Training series. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Meditation in Everyday Life (Online)

with Shastri Elizabeth Reid & Naoko Kojima

February 3rd—March 3rd

This introductory course combines technique and teaching in a supportive, communal setting to provide you with everything you need to build a healthy, strong meditation practice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Meditation In Everyday Life (Hybrid)

February 3rd—March 3rd

This introductory course combines technique and teaching in a supportive, communal setting to provide you with everything you need to build a healthy, strong meditation practice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of New Haven

The Foundations of Mindfulness and Vipashyana

February 7th—March 21st

This class will focus on the chapters in which Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche presents working with the mind in meditation, the foundations of mindfulness, and the development of insight or clear seeing through vipashyana. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Dharma Gathering: How Does Meditation Influence Restorative Practices?

with Tune Faulkner

February 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 Boston

Welcoming the Unwelcome - Book Class

February 9th—March 16th

Accepting Pema Chödrön's challenge for "Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World" Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Community Half-Nyinthun Meditation Retreat (online)

with L Kathy Herre

February 12th

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 half-nyinthun is an opportunity to take a half day to relax with ourselves. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

with Bryan Wade

February 15th

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

Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

“Hands On” Lojong (Mind Training) Study Group

with Karen Monahan

February 16th—March 23rd

“The study and practice of these slogans is a very practical and earthy way of reversing our ego-clinging and of cultivating tenderness and compassion. They provide a method of training our minds through both formal meditation practice and using the event Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Friday Night Talk - Prajnaparamita: Giving Birth to Liberation with Holly Gayley

February 18th

In this talk, we explore Prajnaparamita, the feminine principle of wisdom, and how to work with paradox in order to find liberation within the messiness of our lives. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Bringing Emotions to the Path

with Acharya Dan Hessey

February 21st—March 21st

Monday night series: Learn to work with heavy-handed emotions, or kleshas, which are a key part of the origin of suffering. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Dharma Gathering: Welcoming True Nature

with Gaylon Ferguson

February 22nd

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)

with Joseph Mauricio

March 2nd

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 II: Birth of the Warrior (Online)

March 11th—March 13th

When we open up to our own genuineness through meditation, we can begin to work directly with our fears. We can meet life's challenging moments, not with distractions and self-aggression, but with courage and confidence. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior (Online)

March 11th—March 13th

When we open up to our own genuineness through meditation, we can begin to work directly with our fears. We can meet life's challenging moments, not with distractions and self-aggression, but with courage and confidence. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level 2: Birth of the Warrior

March 11th—March 13th

When we open up to our own genuineness through meditation, we can begin to work directly with our fears. We can meet life's challenging moments, not with distractions and self-aggression, but with courage and confidence. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

with Bryan Wade

March 18th

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

Dharma Gathering: Characters Explore the Four Directions (Online)

March 22nd

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

Contentment In Everyday Life (Online)

March 24th—April 21st

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Contentment In Everyday Life (Online)

March 24th—April 21st

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 »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Contentment in Everyday Life

March 24th—April 21st

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 » Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Sadhana of Mahamudra (Online)

with Joseph Mauricio

April 1st

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

Hybrid: Parinirvana Day Feast

April 4th

The traditional observances of the anniversary of the passing of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Hybrid: Four-Dharmas Weekthun

with Acharya Richard John

April 15th—April 22nd

Explore the alignment of the Four Dharmas of Gampopa and the Four Dignities of Shambhala in this week long meditation retreat. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

with Bryan Wade

April 16th

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

Karme Chöling

Hybrid: Ashe Mahamudra Weekthun for Shambhala Vajryana Practitioners

with Acharya Richard John

April 22nd—April 29th

This vajrayana retreat will be structured according to the Ashe Mahamudra, a profound practice liturgy by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Working with Emotions in Meditation and Everyday Life

with Scott Perry

April 26th—May 31st

Mindfulness in relating with emotions is a fruitful path to deepening friendship with ourselves and openness to others. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

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

April 29th—May 1st

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 New York

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

April 29th—May 1st

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 »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level 3: Warrior in the World

April 29th—May 1st

Shambhala Training Level III is the third retreat weekend in the highly acclaimed Shambhala Training curriculum. Completion of Shambhala Training Level II is a prerequisite for this program. The Everyday Life course series is recommended to be taken in pa Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Joy In Everyday Life (Online)

May 12th—June 9th

By letting go of the struggle to be something "better," we can make space for our inherently intelligent, compassionate, and strong nature to flourish. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Joy in Everyday Life

May 12th—June 9th

By letting go of the struggle to be something "better," we can make space for our inherently intelligent, compassionate, and strong nature to flourish. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Joy in Everyday Life (Online)

May 12th—June 9th

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 »

Karme Chöling

Being Strategically Kind

with Eva Wong

May 20th—May 22nd

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

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

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 mysteries of the sky and earth. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Entering the Magical World of Taoism

with Eva Wong

July 15th—July 17th

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

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

Karme Chöling

Power, Virtue, & Effective Action - A Zhuge Liang Program

with Eva Wong

July 22nd—July 24th

Zhuge Liang is one of the most important strategists in Chinese history. This workshop is designed to introduce you to the art and skill of balancing virtue and power that is the foundation of effective action. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level 4: Awakened Heart

September 9th—September 11th

Shambhala Training Level IV is the fourth retreat weekend in the highly acclaimed Shambhala Training curriculum. The Everyday Life course series is recommended to be taken in parallel with Shambhala Training Levels I-V. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart (Online)

September 9th—September 11th

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 Albany

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart (Online)

September 9th—September 11th

Training ourselves to be touched without closing down, and from this place, we learn that the “us in here” and the “world out there” are not so different after all. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Creating Strategies for your QiGong Practice

with Eva Wong & Acharya Suzann Duquette

September 16th—September 18th

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

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

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Fearlessness In Everyday Life (Online)

September 22nd—October 20th

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 Albany

Fearlessness In Everyday Life (Online)

September 22nd—October 20th

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 »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

September 22nd—October 20th

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 Boston

Being Strategic in Challenging Times

with Eva Wong

September 25th

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

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level 5: Open Sky

November 4th—November 6th

By softening our hearts and appreciating the sacredness of our experience, our life itself becomes a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy, like that of an open sky. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky (Online)

November 4th—November 6th

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 Albany

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky (Online)

November 4th—November 6th

By softening our hearts and appreciating the sacredness of our experience, our life itself becomes a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy, like that of an open sky. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Wisdom In Everyday Life (Online)

November 10th—December 15th

Students will receive essential instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into wisdom as they arise. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Wisdom In Everyday Life (Online)

November 10th—December 15th

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