Programs for Pacific Northwest USA Region

Edmonton Shambhala Centre

Reading group on 'The Logic of Faith'

October 9th—December 12th

A study group reading The Logic of Faith, a new book by Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel. Continue »

Calgary Shambhala Meditation Group

Battle of Ego

with Frank Johns

October 10th—December 12th

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Introductory program for Ashtanga Yoga

October 24th—November 25th

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Continue »

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 (2019) - Date postponed or cancelled

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

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

From Shame to Contentment in Everyday Life

with Linda Willow

November 7th—December 12th

Guilt, shame and a general sense of doubt about our own worthiness permeates our society. What if there is another way? Imagine learning how to be appreciative and content in your life. In this 5-week class we will explore what it means to be content a Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Mahamudra Retreat

with Acharya Susan Chapman

November 12th—November 18th

This popular Mahamudra retreat brings together the Dorje Dradul’s Terma teachings on Ashe with the traditional vipashyana investigations into the nature of mind. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Great Eastern Sun and Windhorse Weekend Program

with Shastri Rayna Jacobson

November 16th—November 18th - Date postponed or cancelled

During this weekend, you will learn how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists; an introduction to membership in Shambhala—a living context for building a sane society. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Ikebana, the Path of Flowers

with Charles Coghlan

November 17th—March 16th (2019)

Ikebana is a truly delightful journey. You are invited to join us for one or all of these monthly classes. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Night Talk/Conversation ~ WISDOM

with Sally Luxon

November 19th

The sixth of the six Paramitas, or "transcendent perfections"--enlightened qualities of an awakened mind. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

White Tara Practice

November 20th

Around the world, and in our community, the feminine principle is coming forward and taking a prominent place. In the history of Buddhism, there have been many accomplished women practitioners, and many practices devoted to developing feminine qualities. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Night Talk/Conversation ~ HOUSEHOLDER YOGIN

with Jenny Warwick

November 26th

How can we practice meditation and experience spiritual growth when we lead such busy lives? Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Orientation and Open House

November 27th

Have you ever wondered how the Shambhala Center works? Why people bow or what is on the shrine? Thinking about getting more involved in the community? Come to the Orientation and Open House to learn more about the Shambhala Center, community practice Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Kagyu/Nyingma Practitioners Group meeting

November 27th

Meeting of the Kagyu/Nyingma practitioners group Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Joachim Sehrbrock

November 30th—December 2nd - Date postponed or cancelled

Cultivating the willingness to observe our habitual patterns, moving through fear to fearlessness Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Dharma Dialogues ~ Acharya Offerings to the Sangha ~ Thursday Afternoon Zoom Class ~ WOMEN IN BUDDHISM

with Acharya Holly Gayley

December 6th

This monthly live Zoom series on the stories of Women in Buddhism will explore issues of patriarchy, agency, and resilience. IMPORTANT: Note the 4:00 pm afternoon start time! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Community Retreat: Nyinthun Three Yana Practice

December 9th

Join us for this full day silent meditation retreat which brings together practitioners of the hinayana, mahayana and vajrayana practice paths! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Children's Day

December 9th

In December we celebrate our community & our children as bright reminders of the unquenchable light of basic goodness. Come experience the delightful expression of children's wisdom & one another's company, and be reminded of your good heart. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Orientation and Open House

December 11th

Have you ever wondered how the Shambhala Center works? Why people bow or what is on the shrine? Thinking about getting more involved in the community? Come to the Orientation and Open House to learn more about the Shambhala Center, community practice Continue »

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

The Lost Art of Good Conversation

December 13th—August 22nd (2019)

In our world of smart phones & connectivity, we are all in constant touch with one another. So why are so many people feeling burnt out, distant from colleagues, and abandoned by family & friends? Explore Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's new book that offers sim Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

White Tara Practice

December 18th

Around the world, and in our community, the feminine principle is coming forward and taking a prominent place. In the history of Buddhism, there have been many accomplished women practitioners, and many practices devoted to developing feminine qualities. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Scorpion Seal Assembly Winter Retreat: A Gathering of Heart Warriors

with Acharya Susan Chapman

December 26th—January 1st (2019)

Scorpion Seal Assembly Winter Retreat: A Gathering of Heart Warriors Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Annual Winter Retreat

with Shastri Rebecca Hazell & Shastri Mark Hazell

December 27th—January 2nd (2019)

A city weekthun, or week long practice intensive, is a unique opportunity to deepen one’s meditation practice. Open to all. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Educator Circle: Beginning a Dialogue about Inclusivity and Cultural Humility

with Shastri Joachim Sehrbrock

January 7th (2019)

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

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Social Meditation

January 11th—January 13th (2019)

Social Meditation with Nick Kranz Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level 1

with Paul Belserene

January 12th—January 13th (2019)

Through the practice of meditation we can trust our basic goodness and approach our lives with Joy. Open to everyone. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

BACK TO BASICS ~ The Art of Being Human - Way of Shambhala Level I

with Dan Peterson & Jenny Warwick

January 12th—January 13th (2019)

Bring a Buddy and Reconnect to Basic Goodness! Re-experience the profound Level I Teachings, or hear them for the first time. Come home to Shambhala. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Weekend Warrior Training I: for People of Color

with Dr. Claudelle Glasgow

January 12th—January 13th (2019)

The Art of Being Human is the first weekend retreat of the Way of Shambhala path of training. This two-day warrior training for People of Color introduces the practice of meditation and the basic principles of the Shambhala teachings. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Paul Belserene

January 17th—February 14th (2019)

A core introductory Way of Shambhala program, delivered in convenient weekend format and introducing the view and practice of meditation as a foundation for leading a sane and healthy life in today's world Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level I: the Art of Being Human

with Rachel DeMotts & Shelley Pierce

January 18th—January 19th (2019)

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. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level III

January 18th—January 20th (2019)

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

Meditation in Everyday Life

January 21st—February 18th (2019)

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 »

Edmonton Shambhala Centre

Awakened Heart - Weekend Warrior Retreat IV

with Rachel DeMotts

January 25th—January 27th (2019)

Learning how to awaken and open our hearts so that we can communicate fully with the world. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Qigong 1 & 2

with Michael Busby

January 26th—January 27th (2019)

Qigong is designed to cultivate strength of body and calmness and clarity of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath, and qi (internal energy). This two part class explores various techniques of inner and outer qigong, self massage, Continue »

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

City Meditation Retreat / Buddhist Weekthün

with Teri Rowe

January 26th—February 2nd (2019)

Meditation Retreat - 7 days of (mostly silent). We will practice shamatha (peaceful abiding) meditation during this retreat and instruction will be provided. People of all spiritual and non-spiritual traditions welcome. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level I

with Silas Rosenblatt & Shastri Mark Hazell

February 16th—February 17th (2019)

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 »

Edmonton Shambhala Centre

Feel Human Again - Weekend Warrior Retreat I

with Dr. Shante Smalls

March 1st—March 2nd (2019)

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 (2019)

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

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Educator Circle: Trauma-Sensitive Shambhala Pedagogy

with Shastri Joachim Sehrbrock

March 7th—March 28th (2019)

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

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level IV

with Shastri Rebecca Hazell & Jordie Allen-Newman

March 15th—March 17th (2019)

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 »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level II

with Joel Kroeker & Susan McConnell

April 12th—April 14th (2019)

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 »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Level V: Open Sky

May 3rd—May 5th (2019) - 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 »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level V

with Shastri Mark Hazell & Susan McConnell

May 17th—May 19th (2019)

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 »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

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

with Ron Hilburn

May 18th—May 19th (2019)

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