Programs for Pacific Northwest Canada & USA Region

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Wednesday Morning Sitting

January 20th—September 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 »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Sunday Morning Meditation at the Center & via Zoom

January 31st—August 22nd

Sunday morning meditation at the Center, if you are vaccinated against Covid-19, or via Zoom if you are unvaccinated. Robin Rieck will host via Zoom from the Center shrine room. Click for connection information. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Night Open House & via Zoom

March 8th—August 30th

Join us at the Center, if you are vaccinated, or via Zoom for our weekly Monday Night Open House Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Evening Meditation at the Center & Via Zoom

April 2nd—August 28th

Sitting Meditation at the Center & via Zoom. Robin Rieck will host via Zoom from the Center shrine room. Click for connection information. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra at Center & on Zoom

April 10th—September 6th

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 »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Ikigai - Summer Book Study [Online]

with Meli-Tashi Happy

June 12th—September 11th

According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai—a reason for living. This summer book study explores these concepts and helps develop community and inspiration for engaging with our own Ikigai. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Tuesday Open House

July 6th—September 21st

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

KSD: Joining Practice & Study with Abbey Pleviak

August 3rd

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

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

August 8th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Outdoor Meditation & Potluck

August 8th

All are welcome to join for Sunday morning meditation and potluck at Kenilworth Park. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

August 8th

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

Deepening Compassion: Relative Bodhicitta & The Paramitas [Online]

with Dan Peterson

August 9th—September 13th

This is the second course of the four-part Deepening Compassion series and includes an exploration of Relative Bodhicitta and how we put our aspiration into action with the practice of the Paramitas. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Traveling Light - In & Out the Lines of a Poem

with Angela Lloyd

August 14th

This month's Creativity Lab features an exploration of poetry led by Angela Lloyd. All are welcome! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

KSD: The Paramita of Patience with Timaree Bierle-Dodds

August 17th

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

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

August 21st - Date postponed or cancelled

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]

August 22nd

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

August 22nd

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]

August 28th

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

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Shambhala Training (online): Warrior in the World

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

September 10th—September 12th

The Vancouver Shambhala Centre is partnering with Shambhala Online to present The Birth of the Warrior, the second weekend in the Shambhala Training program. Online. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Open Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV

with Paul Belserene

September 11th—October 2nd

With trust 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: Warrior in the World - Shambhala Training Level III Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Open Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV

with Paul Belserene

September 11th—October 2nd

With trust 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: Warrior in the World - Shambhala Training Level III Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Write Where You Are - An Intro to Writing Practice [Online]

with Debra Dysart

September 11th

A Contemplative Creativity Lab writing workshop. All are welcome! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

September 12th

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

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level III

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

September 17th—September 19th

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

Learn to Meditate [Online]

with Keith Hitchcock

September 18th

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

September 19th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 20th

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]

September 25th

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

October 10th

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

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 »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Learn to Meditate [Hybrid]

with Keith Hitchcock

October 16th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 20th

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]

October 30th

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 IV

with Acharya Mathias Pongracz

November 5th—November 7th

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

Learn to Meditate [Hybrid]

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

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

November 14th

We will dedicate our Sunday Morning Open House to sit in solidarity with those who stand against racism. Join us. 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

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

Learn to Meditate [Hybrid]

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 Open House to sit in solidarity with those who stand against racism. Join us. 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 »