Programs for Pacific Northwest USA Region

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of the Bodhisattva Warrior: A Year of Deep Study and Practice of the Shambhala Mahayana

with Acharya Susan Chapman, Shastri Joachim Sehrbrock, Shastri Mariel Gomez, Shastri John Fox

November 2nd—August 24th - Date postponed or cancelled

The Way of the Bodhisattva Warrior provides opportunity for deep study and practice of the Mahayana path. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Janet Bass & Janine Bloomfield

January 21st—February 18th

This course is designed to provide participants with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in daily life. Mindfulness meditation practice can bring greater stability, strength, and clarity. Open to everyone. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

SSA Practioners ~ Restricted Practice

with Jenny Warwick

January 26th—March 23rd

Scorpion Seal Assembly practioners Continue »

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

From Cynicism to Connection: Joy in Everyday Life 5-Week Course

with Linda Willow & Jackie Lucas

February 13th—March 13th

In our cynical and blaming media-driven culture, it seems easy to lose faith in the goodness of others, or even ourselves. Depleted of energy and inspiration, our lives can feel like a race to the bottom, and we may compensate by indulging the very habits Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level II

with Shastri Mark Hazell & Shastri Rebecca Hazell

February 15th—February 17th

Seattle Shambhala Center

Shambhala Day: The Year of the Earth Boar Celebrations

February 16th

Join with community to celebrate Shambhala Day with retirements, farewells, gratitude and acknowledgments, an astrological reading, and community updates, followed by a celebratory lunch. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

The Power of Peacemaking: Transmuting Aggression in a Challenging World

with Greg Heffron

February 16th—February 17th - Date postponed or cancelled

This weekend program will explore the four ways that patterns of aggressive speech escalates into artificial conflict. Using the teachings and training of Mindful Communication we can interrupt and shut down patterns at each step to bring greater openness Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Ikebana, the Path of Flowers

with Charles Coghlan

February 16th—June 15th

Ikebana is a truly delightful journey. You are invited to join us for one or all of these monthly classes. NOTE: The January class is cancelled to make space for The Women’s March! Continue »

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

Learn to Meditate

with Jackie Lucas

February 16th

This year - make a difference - it is time to Learn to Meditate! Join us for an introduction to mindfulness meditation practice. The session contains instruction and guidance suitable for both first-time and returning visitors. All are welcome. Continue »

Juneau Shambhala Center

Deepening in Compassion, Talk 1

February 17th

Acharya Susan Chapman introduces the Mahayana path and relates the practices to this moment in a pithy and potent overview. This is a repeat of the first class in the series, first broadcast on 10 February. Continue »

Edmonton Shambhala Centre

Manifesting Principles of Harm Reduction

with Laura Boileau

February 17th

A chance for leaders and regulars at the Edmonton Shambhala Centre to educate ourselves about how to respond when a member of the community talks about being harmed. Continue »

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

Milarepa Day

February 18th

On this annual day celebrating the enlightenment and life of Milarepa, we read aloud through The Rain of Wisdom which consists of stories of the great meditators of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. All are welcome. No cost. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Night Open House Talk ~ RESPONSIBILITY

with Robin Rieck

February 18th

Join us after Monday Night sitting meditation for an exploration of what it means to be responsible for our own minds. Continue »

Edmonton Shambhala Centre

Community listening circle on harms in Shambhala

February 20th

A facilitated circle process for regulars and members at our Centre who want to talk about harms in the Shambhala community and how our Centre can respond. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Shambhala Sadhana Practice and Feast

February 20th

Open to Portland Shambhala Center Members and their families. Friends of Shambhala and other visitors and guests are warmly invited to attend any of our open meditation sessions, which occur each weekday morning, Tuesday evening, and Sunday morning. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

DEEPENING IN COMPASSION ~ Part 1 The Four Limitless Ones

February 21st—April 21st

A Year of Deepening in Compassion: a four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. A Bellingham Sangha-wide course, involving live interaction online with the Shambhala Acharyas and the international community. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

The Power of Peacemaking: Transmuting Aggression in a Challenging World

with Greg Heffron

February 23rd—February 24th

This program focuses on speaking truth in a way that we can be heard. The challenge is to discern the differences between what is true and the ‘toxic certainty’ of shut down patterns. Interrupting the Four Stages of Heartless Mind — complaint, divisivene Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

"THE BIRTH OF THE WARRIOR" ~ Way of Shambhala Weekend Level II

March 1st—March 3rd

Sitting with our minds in meditation allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fears. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level I. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Sarah Addison

March 1st—March 3rd

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation 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 »

Edmonton Shambhala Centre

Feel Human Again - Weekend Warrior Retreat I

with Dr. Shante Smalls

March 1st—March 2nd

An immersive experience designed for new and returning meditators looking to explore and deepen a mindfulness meditation practice. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Vajrayana Practice Weekend: The Roots of the Vajrayana - Hinayana and Mahayana in Vajrayana Practice

with Martin Evans

March 2nd—March 3rd - Date postponed or cancelled

A weekend of practice and study for the vajrayana community. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Portland Shambhala Aging Group

March 2nd

Our next meeting will be Saturday, March 2, at 3:15 at the home of David Parker and Annie Popkin. Cinematographer and film maker, Cathy Zheutlin , has kindly agreed to join us. She has made a fine 45 minute Continue »

Edmonton Shambhala Centre

People of Color Meditation Retreat

with Dr. Shante Smalls

March 3rd

Join Dr. Shanté Smalls for a day of meditation, community building, food, and dialogue for all who identify as people of color. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

March 6th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Educator Circle: Trauma-Sensitive Shambhala Pedagogy

with Shastri Joachim Sehrbrock

March 7th—March 28th - Date postponed or cancelled

This curriculum consists of Educator Circles through March 2019. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Great Eastern Sun

with Rachel DeMotts

March 8th—March 9th

This weekend retreat teaches us how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists, and emphasizes the living context for building a sane society. Prerequisites: WIEL and Level V. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Dan Peterson & Katie Derthick

March 11th—April 15th

This course is part of the "Everyday Life" series of the Way of Shambhala path of training. The course includes guided meditation, talks, and open discussion of the challenges that meditators face in their practice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

From Personal to Social Liberation

with Michaela McCormick & Anemone Fresh

March 15th—March 17th

Seattle Shambhala Center

Basic Goodness I: Who Am I?

with Janet Bass & Rachel DeMotts

March 18th—April 29th

This course asks the question, "Who am I?" and explores the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, the five skandhas (form, feeling, perception, formation and consciousness), buddha-nature, and Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Shambhala Sadhana Practice and Feast

March 20th

Open to Portland Shambhala Center Members and their families. Friends of Shambhala and other visitors and guests are warmly invited to attend any of our open meditation sessions, which occur each weekday morning, Tuesday evening, and Sunday morning. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level III

with Shastri Rebecca Hazell

March 29th—March 31st

Examining our habitual tendencies, we begin to look at our willingness to experience life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness. Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level II. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sacred World: The View and Practice

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

March 30th—April 5th

Each year people all around the Northwest region look forward to the the Seattle vajrayana weekthun. It is a special opportunity for the vajra-sangha to come together for connection with the Dharma, to see family faces, and to engage in deep practice. Continue »

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

Emptiness - The Heart Sutra of Transcendent Knowledge

with Teri Rowe

April 5th—May 5th

When the teaching of the Heart Sutra first occurred, its proclamation of emptiness was so powerful that several highly realized disciples died of heart attacks. Yet today we can read it without missing a beat. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

April 5th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Social Presencing Theater Basics

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

April 6th—April 7th

Social Presencing Theater (SPT) is a series of practices developed under the leadership of Arawana Hayashi for the Presencing Institute. SPT is inspired and informed by the teachings of Shambhala Art and Mudra Theater. It enhances the application of the c Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level I

April 13th—April 14th

The Art of Being Human is the first in the series of Shambhala Training weekends and the first program in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. The Way of Shambhala offers a structured path of meditation and a complete introduction to the foundations of Shambh Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Shambhala Sadhana Practice and Feast

April 19th

Open to Portland Shambhala Center Members and their families. Friends of Shambhala and other visitors and guests are warmly invited to attend any of our open meditation sessions, which occur each weekday morning, Tuesday evening, and Sunday morning. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

The End Of Suffering: claiming our vulnerability as strength

with Acharya Susan Chapman

April 26th—April 28th

The intention for this weekend retreat is to offer time, space and guidance to restore the vision of what it means to be ‘sangha’, connection to our authentic selves and to each other. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Level V: Open Sky

May 3rd—May 5th - Date postponed or cancelled

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. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Windhorse

May 3rd—May 5th

The practice of raising windhorse opens the heart and refreshes one's confidence by learning to harness the energy of vast mind. Thus, one can bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 4th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Rachel DeMotts & Robert Salskov

May 10th—May 12th

In this weekend, we will be developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, and are increasingly willing to experience our lives without relying on the cocoon. We begin to develop direct sense perceptions and an openness to the world. We al Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Joy in Everyday Life

with Sarah Addison & Keith Hitchcock

May 13th—June 17th

The third class of the In Everyday Life Series. As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

“WARRIOR IN THE WORLD” ~ Way of Shambhala Weekend Level III

with Richard Merrill

May 17th—May 19th

Shambhala vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society. Prerequisite: Shambhala Level II Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level I

May 18th—May 19th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Open to all. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Vajrayana Practice Weekend: The Mahamudra Teachings of the Ninth Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje

with Ron Hilburn

May 18th—May 19th

A weekend of practice and study for the vajrayana community. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Shambhala Sadhana Practice and Feast

May 18th

Open to Portland Shambhala Center Members and their families. Friends of Shambhala and other visitors and guests are warmly invited to attend any of our open meditation sessions, which occur each weekday morning, Tuesday evening, and Sunday morning. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Contentment in Everyday Life

May 23rd—June 20th

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. Open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 3rd

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Acharya Richard John

with Acharya Richard John

June 7th—June 9th

Stay tuned for further information! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Drala

June 14th—June 16th

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Shambhala Sadhana Practice and Feast

June 17th

Open to Portland Shambhala Center Members and their families. Friends of Shambhala and other visitors and guests are warmly invited to attend any of our open meditation sessions, which occur each weekday morning, Tuesday evening, and Sunday morning. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level II

with Joel Kroeker

June 21st—June 23rd

Meditation 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. Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level I. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 2nd

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Shambhala Sun Camp - Colorado (External Program)

July 18th—July 30th

Shambhala Sun Camp is an outdoor, sleep-away summer camp for children ages 10-16. Since 1984, campers have been returning time and again to experience nature, themselves, and a community where people take care of one another. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 31st

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Level 1

August 17th—August 18th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 30th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Meek and Perky

September 20th—September 22nd

Meek is a study of the grounded, humble and gentle beginning stages of a warrior's journey. Perky focuses on cultivating sharp, vibrant and uplifted energy through natural discipline. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 28th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level I

October 12th—October 13th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Open to all. Continue »