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Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Wednesday Morning Sitting: OnLine

January 20th—December 29th

ONLINE: Wednesday Morning Sitting will continue online until the Centre opens up to in-person gatherings this Fall. Join us for 30 minutes of meditation followed by 30 minutes of conversation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Book Study: Lojong Slogans

February 28th—December 19th

This is a free drop-in book study group for all students, practiced and new alike. Please join us! Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra at Center & on Zoom

April 10th—December 4th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is an important text composed by the Vidyadhara (Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche) and is a turning point in his presentation of the buddhadharma in the West. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Council Meeting (via Zoom)

May 12th—December 8th

Council Meeting (via Zoom) Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Tuesday Open House

July 6th—December 28th

Join us back at the Victoria Shambhala Centre for in-person sitting as of July 6, 2021 or ONLINE Tuesday evenings for open meditation, meditation instruction and dharma talks. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

5 Rhythms Dance

September 24th—December 19th

A transformational weekend dance workshop with therapist and movement specialist Anne Marie Hogya Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

The Heart Sutra: The Joy of Emptiness [Online]

with Alan Ness

September 27th—October 25th

In this third course of the four-part Deepening Compassion series, we examine how the power of the Mahayana path—caring for others—arises from clarity about the true nature of reality. No prerequisites! Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Sunday Morning Sitting at the Centre

October 3rd—December 26th

After 18 months being online, in-person Sunday Morning Sittings will resume in the meditation hall at the Shambhala Centre. Participants will have an opportunity to practice sitting and walking meditation from 10:00-11:00 then participate in a dharma exer Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V

with Ginny Evans & Mark Hazell

October 16th—November 6th

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. We trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Prerequisite: Open Heart Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Open Sky: Shambhala Training level V

with Ginny Evans & Mark Hazell

October 16th—November 6th

The concluding program in the Good Morning Shambhala Heart of Warriorship program Continue »

Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre

Open Sky: Shambhala Training level V

with Ginny Evans & Mark Hazell

October 16th—November 6th

The concluding program in the Good Morning Shambhala Heart of Warriorship program Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V

with Ginny Evans & Mark Hazell

October 16th—November 6th

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. We trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Prerequisite: Open Heart Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Buddhadharma Without Credentials class

with Ron Greenberg

October 18th—November 15th

Five week class. In each class we listen to a talk by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, then have a discussion. Led by Ron Greenberg. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

"Shambhala, Sacred Path of the Warrior" class

with Geoff Bannoff

October 19th—November 23rd

Shambhala, Sacred Path of the Warrior, a book by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, looks at meditation and living with mindfulness, bravery and tenderness. We explore this book together. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

October 23rd

Kalapa Ikebana is a contemplative practice in the Japanese art form of flower arranging. These unique teachings combine the traditional forms from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, with the teachings of Shambhala. Open to everyone. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Death Cafe [Online]

October 30th

A thoughtful discussion without expectations about all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Aging Group: Will the Circle Be Unbroken

November 1st—December 20th

The Portland Aging group, Aging in Enlightened Society, is a social group for those who are experiencing aging – whether it be turning 40 or 70. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Deepening Compassion: Lojong & Compassionate Engagement [Online]

with Rachel DeMotts

November 1st—December 13th

This course explores the teachings on Lojong, Atisha's famous mind-training slogans, that invite us to utilize the difficulties and problems we encounter to deepen our path. All are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

KSD: The Paramita of Exertion: Part Two - A Talk by Timaree Bierle-Dodds

November 2nd

How can our teachings and meditation practice enable us to meet the challenges of everyday life with open minds and hearts? Join us 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 7 to 8:30 pm for guided meditation and an interactive dharma talk and discussion. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

November 4th

Although the Sadhana is a vajrayana practice, it is open to everyone, and no previous experience with the practice is necessary. The practice consists of meditation and chanting the Sadhana of Mahamudra text, and lasts about an hour. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Learn to Meditate [Online]

with Keith Hitchcock

November 13th

Numerous studies show the benefits of meditation: reduce stress, improve emotional health, lengthen attention span and more. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Creativity Lab: Contemplative Photography [Online]

with Darryl Burnham

November 13th

Coming to our senses, with a camera in hand, we can express a connection to our ordinary life with a photograph. Stopping in stillness we are inspired to capture something found in a moment that we appreciate. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

November 14th

We will dedicate our Sunday Morning Meditation to sit in solidarity with those who stand against racism. Join us. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Maitri Bhavana Practice [Shambhala Online]

with Acharya Fleet Maull

November 14th

Maitri Bhavana is a group loving kindness practice in which we acknowledge our interconnectedness by bringing to mind people and/or circumstances to whom we wish to bring benefit with our practice. Hosted by Shambhala Online. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Right Use of Power [Online]

November 14th—November 20th

Join for a 2-day workshop where we will explore personal power, power associated with role and status, and responsibilities inherent in positional power. Learn about skillful negotiation of power issues in spiritual and other communities. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Right Use of Power

with Jon Ransohoff & Dhi Good

November 14th—November 20th

Join for a 2-day workshop where we will explore personal power, power associated with role and status, and responsibilities inherent in positional power. Learn about skillful negotiation of power issues in spiritual and other communities. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

November 19th

Although the Sadhana is a vajrayana practice, it is open to everyone, and no previous experience with the practice is necessary. The practice consists of meditation and chanting the Sadhana of Mahamudra text, and lasts about an hour. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 19th

This powerful monthly practice at the time of the full moon is open to all. Participation is free of charge! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

November 20th

Kalapa Ikebana is a contemplative practice in the Japanese art form of flower arranging. These unique teachings combine the traditional forms from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, with the teachings of Shambhala. Open to everyone. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level IV

with Acharya Mathias Pongracz

November 26th—November 28th

Trusting further 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. Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level III. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Death Cafe [Online]

November 27th

A thoughtful discussion without expectations about all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

December 3rd

Although the Sadhana is a vajrayana practice, it is open to everyone, and no previous experience with the practice is necessary. The practice consists of meditation and chanting the Sadhana of Mahamudra text, and lasts about an hour. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

4 Dharmas of Gampopa: Acharya Richard John

with Acharya Richard John

December 4th—December 5th

A Two day teaching on the 4 Dharmas of Gampopa with Acharya Richard John Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Knowing What Has Been Pointed Out: Acharya Richard John

with Acharya Richard John

December 6th—December 8th

The key to all Mahamudra and Dzogchen practice and realization is the transmission of the nature of mind by the guru. Having received that, the vajrayana path is based on the student's understanding, recognizing, and becoming familiar with that which has Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Learn to Meditate [Online]

with Keith Hitchcock

December 11th

Numerous studies show the benefits of meditation: reduce stress, improve emotional health, lengthen attention span and more. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

December 12th

We will dedicate our Sunday Morning Meditation to sit in solidarity with those who stand against racism. Join us. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Maitri Bhavana Practice [Shambhala Online]

with Acharya Mathias Pongracz

December 12th

Maitri Bhavana is a group loving kindness practice in which we acknowledge our interconnectedness by bringing to mind people and/or circumstances to whom we wish to bring benefit with our practice. Hosted by Shambhala Online. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

December 18th

Kalapa Ikebana is a contemplative practice in the Japanese art form of flower arranging. These unique teachings combine the traditional forms from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, with the teachings of Shambhala. Open to everyone. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

December 18th

Although the Sadhana is a vajrayana practice, it is open to everyone, and no previous experience with the practice is necessary. The practice consists of meditation and chanting the Sadhana of Mahamudra text, and lasts about an hour. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 18th

This powerful monthly practice at the time of the full moon is open to all. Participation is free of charge! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Death Cafe [Online]

December 25th

A thoughtful discussion without expectations about all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level V

with Gaylon Ferguson

January 14th—January 16th (2022)

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level IV. Continue »