Programs for Northeastern States USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of New Haven

Understanding Meditation: The Shamatha Chapters

with Michael Kern

August 16th—September 20th

Through practicing mindfulness meditation, we develop clarity and experience our natural intelligence in a way that allows us to live our lives more fully and sanely. Continue »

Karme Chöling

ONLINE: Exploring and Applying Strategic Leadership — A deep dive into Zhuge Liang

with Acharya Suzann Duquette & Jane Arthur

September 4th—October 17th

Registration Open Until September 17th. The foundation for this ONLINE class is the popular How to Lead Strategically series. This is a unique opportunity to blend these timeless teachings on artful and strategic leadership with our own personal and pro Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Fearlessness In Everyday Life (Online)

with Robert Chender & Robert Stevens

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 Boston

Introduction to the Vajrayana - Profound Treasury

with Janet Romaine & James Wilton

September 9th—October 21st

Looking into The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness as taught by Chӧgyam Trungpa Rinpoche Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Fearlessness In Everyday Life

with Robert Chender

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

Meditation in Everyday Life (Online)

with Rachel Faro

September 15th—October 13th

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 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 Boston

Friday Night Talk - How do we practice generosity when we think we have nothing left to give?

September 24th

We and our planetary cohabitants are in need. Generosity is considered the first paramita on which all others find their flourishing. How can we practice generosity when we become overwhelmed with doubt? Continue »

Karme Chöling

HYBRID: Yeshe Tsogyal and the Feminine Principle: Buddhist and Shambhalian Perspectives

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown & Alexandra Vlasic

September 25th—September 26th

This weekend will explore Yeshe Tsogyal as a female exemplar, enlightened teacher, and fierce protector for all dharma practitioners. The weekend will include dharma talks, ritual practices, stories, and discussions about the importance of Yeshe Tsogyal. Continue »

Karme Chöling

HYBRID: Yeshe Tsögyal and the Feminine Principle: Online Three-Month Study Cycle

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Shastri Bill Brauer, Shastri Donna Williams, Ella Reznikova

September 25th—January 15th (2022)

This study cycle draws from layers of the Tibetan tradition's feminine principle teachings from the Mahayana and Vajrayana. Each layer points to diverse ways we can experience the gates of wisdom opening through supplication of the feminine. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Racial Justice and Dharma: Public Sit for Racial Justice

September 26th

Please join Racial Justice & Dharma for a Public Sit for Racial Justice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Dharma Gathering: Meeting Life with an Open Hand (Online)

with Shastri Elizabeth Reid

September 28th

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 »

Burlington Shambhala Center

On Line Informational Meeting for Fully Alive in Uncertainty: One Year to Live class

October 5th—October 7th

On-line free introduction to the purpose, format and commitment of this year long program (listed below) beginning in November. Pre-requisite to participation in the year. Please register in advance. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Rescheduled - Dharma Gathering: Manjusri’s Smile: Connecting Intuition and Intellect with Prajna (Online)

with Lödrö Gyendon

October 5th

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)

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 »

Karme Chöling

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

with Craig Warren Smith & Acharya Suzann Duquette

October 9th—October 10th

Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching ? are not what they seem. By separating and examining each layer of sense perception, each sense becomes a field of experience revealed as pure mind. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Dharma Gathering: Pain in Practice: What to Do? (Online)

with Dan Cayer

October 12th

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

The Future is Open

with Judy Vreeland & Travis DeTour

October 14th—November 11th

Beyond a catch-phrase or an excuse, how do buddhists understand and relate with karma in everyday experience? Explore these teachings from a newly published book by Chogyam Trungpa. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level 4: Awakened Heart

with Elizabeth Peterson

October 15th—October 17th

Having developed trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edges of reality, in the Awakened Heart weekend we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness and inquisitiveness about our world as it is. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Moonbeams of Mahāmudrā: Sustaining Our Practice

with Elizabeth Callahan

October 18th—December 13th

Restricted program - continuing our study and practice of Dakpo Tashi Namgyal’s Moonbeams of Mahāmudrā, this five-session bimonthly course will be on Chapter 11: Sustaining Mahāmudrā 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)

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 Albany

Playfulness and Mindfulness: Exploring the practices of Dharma Art and Space Awareness

with Steve Clorfeine

October 23rd

In this one day workshop, we will engage in creative studies of exercises that Chogyam Trungpa introduced to his Mudra Theater group in the 1970’s as well as ways that the founding arts faculty of Naropa University used these teachings as a source to dev Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Dharma Gathering: In Love with the World (Online)

with Laura Simms

October 26th

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

HYBRID: Unwavering Compassion: A White Tara Retreat with Mahayana and Vajrayana Sadhanas

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown & Marian English

October 30th—October 31st

This retreat has two parallel tracks, one focusing on the White Tara Sadhana composed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and another with A Very Condensed Daily Practice of White Tara composed by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, as given by the Vidyadhara. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Contentment In Everyday Life (Online)

November 3rd—December 8th

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 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

Wisdom In Everyday Life (Online)

with Vegan Aharonian & Ashley Dinges

November 4th—December 9th

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

Karme Chöling

HYBRID: Week-long Retreat: Padmadakini Kurukulla Retreat

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

November 5th—November 12th

This retreat will be a hybrid in-person/online practice intensive. Although there will be some teaching, the emphasis will be on engaging with Padmadakini through practice and offerings, including daily outdoor lhasangs in the meadow for in-person sangha. Continue »

Karme Chöling

HYBRID: Padmadakini Kurukulla Retreat - Weekend Only

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

November 5th—November 7th

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Dharma Art: Rediscovering Our World

with Ellen Rook

November 6th

A Day of Creativity and Play Exploring the Teachings of Dharma Art Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Fully Alive In Uncertainty: One Year to Live

with Myra Woodruff

November 7th—October 2nd (2022)

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 New York

Dharma Gathering: The Sound Object in Contemplative Context (online)

with Alexander Van Gils

November 9th

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 Albany

Sit, Walk, Write: Contemplative Writing Retreat

with Ellen Rook

November 13th

Inspired by Natalia Goldberg's 'The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language,' join us for a day of meditation, movement and writing retreat. Half day participants welcome. 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

Dharma Gathering: Thanksgiving and Nowness (Online)

with Irene Woodard

November 23rd

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)

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

Dharma Gathering: Seeing Things As They Are (Online)

with Anjie Cho

December 7th

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

Shambhala Sadhana (Online)

December 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

Dharma Gathering: Homage to the Four Directions (Online)

with Lanny Harrison

December 21st

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

HYBRID Weekthun: Meeting the Great Queen, Our Own Innate Wisdom

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Shastri Donna Williams, Pablo Coddou

January 7th—January 15th (2022)

This program is available both On-Land and ONLINE. This weekthun is based on the lore of dakini stories, and will have a Mahamudra track for tantrikas, and a non-tantrika track for mindfulness-awareness practice. 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 »