Programs for Pacific Northwest USA Region

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

The Lost Art of Good Conversation

September 13th—December 27th

Explore Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's new book that offers simple, practical advice to help us become better listeners and appreciate the people around us and the lives we are living. Every 2nd & 4th Thursday through 2018. Drop ins welcome - no need to have r Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Thursday Evening Class Series ~ THE BARDO AND US

with Craig Smith & Robin Rieck

September 13th—October 4th

Bardo refers to an intermediate, transitional, or liminal state between death and rebirth. It is a central theme in the book, Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State, aka The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Meditation in Everyday Life

with Hamish Tucker & Susana Mendes Duarte

September 13th—October 11th

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 all. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Community Listening Circle

September 18th

The Portland Shambhala Meditation Center offers Listening Circles as a space to our community so that individuals can come and share the multitude of feelings that have been arising for us all surrounding the current state of Shambhala. Continue »

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

Harvest of Peace - Lhasang and Shambhala Sadhana

September 19th

All are warmly welcomed to join us for the first of our two Harvest of Peace gatherings, during which we'll welcome new members, perform a cleansing lhasang ceremony, and practice the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Ikebana, the Path of Flowers

with Charles Coghlan

September 22nd—November 17th

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

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

Harvest of Peace - Community Potluck

September 22nd

Open Sky members, family, and friends are warmly welcomed to join us for our annual Harvest of Peace community potluck and fundraiser, during which we will share good food, good conversation, and performance offerings in celebration of the richness of our Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Harvest of Peace

September 23rd

Please join us for our annual celebration of community and the changing of the season at the time of the Fall Equinox! On this day we gather for practice, feasting and good company. This is also the start of our annual fundraising drive in support of all Continue »

Juneau Shambhala Center

Harvest of Peace

September 23rd

Sharing our appreciation and celebration of our local sangha. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Mudra Space Awareness Training

with Craig Smith & Vicky Moyle

September 23rd

Introductory Sunday afternoon workshop Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Special Monday Night Open House Event ~ HARVEST OF PEACE CELEBRATION

September 24th

The Harvest of Peace is our autumnal celebration, a chance to connect with the richness of our lineage and manifest the spirit of generosity. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Orientation and Open House

September 25th

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 »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

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

with Acharya Holly Gayley

September 27th—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

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III

September 28th—September 30th

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Introductory program for Ashtanga Yoga

September 29th—December 15th

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Continue »

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

Meditation, Dharma, and Discussion

September 30th

Come sit with us, share tea, hear a talk on Shambhala Buddhist teachings and engage in dialogue. Meditation instruction is available from 1:00-1:30 pm - no registration required. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Drala Meditation Hike: Oak Island

with Annie Popkin & David Parker

September 30th

Join us for an evening Drala Hike around Oak Island on Sauvie Island. This is a wildlife-rich oak grassland in the middle of Sturgeon Lake. We may see sandhill cranes or other migrating birds. We will be combining hiking with meditation and observing n Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Dharma Dialogues ~ Acharya Offerings to the Sangha ~ Wednesday Afternoon Zoom Talk ~ LINEAGE AND WARRIORSHIP

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson & Acharya Charlene Leung

October 3rd

Please join us for another offering from the Acharyas across the worldwide Shambhala Mandala. Participating via Zoom technology in real time! IMPORTANT: Note the afternoon 4:00 pm start time! Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Vajrayogini Feast

October 4th

Open to Shambhala Vajrayana students who have received Vajrayogini Abhisheka. Continue »

Edmonton Shambhala Centre

Weekend Warrior Training: Warrior in the World

with Dr. Claudelle Glasgow

October 5th—October 7th

How can we become aware of our habitual tendencies and experience our life without relying so much on our cocoon? By engaging the world directly and developing fearlessness. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Night Talk/Conversation ~ EXERTION

with Sally Luxon

October 8th

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

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Educator Circles: Talking to Others about the Crisis in Shambhala

with Shastri John Fox

October 11th

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

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Educator Circle: Mentorship and Feedback Practices

with Shastri John Fox, Shastri Joachim Sehrbrock, Shastri Mariel Gomez

October 13th - Date postponed or cancelled

This gathering will focus on exploring and discussing education-focused mentorship and feedback practices for Shambhala educators. Continue »

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

Learn to Meditate

with Kersten Carr

October 13th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Drala Meditation Hike and Soak: Falls Creek Falls + Carson Hot Springs

with Liz Howell

October 14th

Join us for a Drala Hike in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. This trail follows Falls Creek, climbing through a 30-60 year old forest for about 1 1/2 miles. A cable suspension bridge spans a rock gorge providing spectacular views of the white water Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Buddhist Class

with Shastri Rayna Jacobson

October 15th—November 12th

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Night Talk/Conversation ~ THE FOUR POWERS

with Vicky Moyle

October 15th

What do we do when we make a mistake that hurts others? What can we do? Continue »

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

Social Liberation Workshop

with Michaela McCormick & Anemone Fresh

October 20th

This workshop will be a brave and caring space for us to connect with what Shambhala calls our basic goodness. We will look honestly at the social conditioning and hierarchy that maintain fear and prejudice about those different from us. All are welcome. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Weekend Warrior Training I: for People of Color

with Dr. Claudelle Glasgow

October 20th—October 21st

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Community Retreat: Nyinthun Three Yana Practice

October 21st

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Orientation and Open House

October 23rd

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 »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level II

with Susan McConnell & Tineke Saul

October 26th—October 28th

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

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level 1

with Paul Belserene

October 27th—October 28th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Teacher Circle

October 28th

A gathering for current Shambhala teachers and guides. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Paul Belserene

November 1st—November 29th

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 »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of the Bodhisattva Warrior: Shambhala Mahayana retreat weekend

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

November 2nd—November 4th

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Shastri Matthew Lyon & Rachel Demotts

November 2nd—November 4th

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 »

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)

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

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Cynthia MacKay

November 2nd—November 3rd

Feel Human Again! 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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Shambhala Training Level IV

November 9th—November 11th

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. We can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Radical Embodiment: Mudra Space Awareness Weekend Intesive

with Craig Smith & Vicky Moyle

November 9th—November 11th

Mudra Space Awareness is an intensive mind-body training program that draws upon principles of Tibetan monastic dance. 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 »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Educator Circles: Promoting the Financial Wellbeing of the Centre

with Ginny Evans

November 15th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Great Eastern Sun and Windhorse Weekend Program

with Shastri Rayna Jacobson

November 16th—November 18th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

November 19th—December 17th

Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings on mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. We dare to face life and death as they are. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goe 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

Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Joachim Sehrbrock

November 30th—December 2nd

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

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 »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Scorpion Seal Assembly Winter Retreat

with Acharya Susan Chapman

December 26th—January 2nd (2019)

Details to come. 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 Circles: 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

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Phyllis Ohm

January 18th—January 20th (2019)

Developing the bravery to step outside our cocoons and carry warriorship beyond the cushion 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 »

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 »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Educator Circles: Trauma-Sensitive Shambhala Pedagogy

with Shastri Joachim Sehrbrock

March 7th—March 28th (2019)

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

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Shastri Mariel Gomez

March 15th—March 17th (2019)

Allow your heart and intuition to open and communicate fully with the world. 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)

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 »