Programs for Pacific Northwest USA Region

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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 »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Choosing Love: Engaged Buddhism in times of crisis and conflict

with Acharya Susan Chapman

April 19th—April 21st

I’ve decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Aging Group - Meeting and Potluck

April 28th

At some point, this body will become a corpse—a discussion with Elizabeth Fournier of Cornerstone Funeral Services in Boring, author of The Green Burial Guidebook. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Sarah Addison

May 3rd—May 5th

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 »

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 - Date postponed or cancelled

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 »

Juneau Shambhala Center

A Year of Deepening in Compassion, Part 2

May 5th—July 14th

The Joyful Snow Lion: the Paramitas, is the second course of the four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. This course includes an exploration of Relative Bodhicitta and how we put our aspiration into action with the practice of the Par Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

DEEPENING IN COMPASSION ~ Part 2 ~ The Joyful Snow Lion and the Paramitas

May 5th—July 14th

A Twice-Monthly Shambhala Online Series with Live Talks by Shambhala Acharyas on Sunday mornings. The May 19th class will probably be rescheduled due to a weekend program at the Bellingham Center. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

The Joyful Snow Lion and the Paramitas – Part II of A Year of Deepening in Compassion

May 5th—July 14th

This is the second course of the four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. The course includes an exploration of relative bodhicitta and how we put our aspiration into action with the practice of the paramitas. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Rachel DeMotts & Robert Salskov

May 10th—May 12th - Date postponed or cancelled

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

Nature as Practice

with Rachel DeMotts

May 11th

This day together will offer the chance to experiment and explore what it means to think about, and practice with, nature through a Buddhist lens. 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 »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Night Talk/Conversation ~

with Richard Merrill

May 20th

Guest Teacher Rick Merrill will spark our Dharma-inspirations--guaranteed! Stay tuned for a theme for the evening. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

16th Annual Portland Buddhist Festival

June 1st

Portland Shambhala Center is joining the 16th Annual Portland Buddhist Festival 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

Maitri Five Wisdoms

with Acharya Richard John

June 7th—June 9th

This weekend program is an experiential exploration of Buddhist psychology. Open to all. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Vajrayāna Program

with Acharya Richard John

June 10th

VajrayānaProgram Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Drala

June 14th—June 16th - Date postponed or cancelled

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

Radical Responsibility: Mindfulness for Personal and Social Transformation

with Acharya Fleet Maull

June 14th—June 16th

In a safe and supportive environment, we will examine the ways in which fear and survival-based habitual patterns get in the way of realizing happiness and fulfillment in our relationships, careers, and life altogether. We will explore simple yet powerful 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 »

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 - Date postponed or cancelled

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 27th

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

Mahamudra Retreat

with Acharya Susan Chapman

November 2nd—November 10th

stay tuned for more information! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Outrageous and Inscrutable

November 15th—November 17th - Date postponed or cancelled

The third and fourth dignities, Outrageous and Inscrutable, emphasize fruition and refer to the extraordinary skill of a practiced warrior. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level V

with Shastri Mark Hazell & Susan McConnell

November 15th—November 17th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 26th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 26th

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

—August 18th

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. Continue »