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 »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Paul Belserene

January 17th—February 14th - Date postponed or cancelled

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

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 I

with Silas Rosenblatt & Shastri Mark Hazell

January 19th—January 20th

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 »

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Shambhala Sadhana Practice and Feast

January 21st

Open to Portland Shambhala Center Members and their families only. 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 ~ BETTER ANGELS with Zen Priest Edie Norton

January 21st

Zen priest Edie Norton will give a presentation on the new community trainings offered by Better Angels, the bipartisan citizen's movement to unify our divided nation. Continue »

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

The Lost Art of Good Conversation

January 24th—August 22nd

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

Mamo Chants - Dön Season

January 25th—February 3rd

The Mamo Chant is an elaborate protector offering traditionally recited from the 20th through the 29th days of the last lunar month of the Tibetan year. By reciting the chant, we tune into the protector principle of awareness and reconnect with sacred out Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos ~ End of the Lunar Year Chanting Practice

January 25th—February 3rd

A traditional Tibetan Buddhist practice, done on the last ten evenings of the end of the Lunar year. Continue »

Edmonton Shambhala Centre

Awakened Heart - Weekend Warrior Retreat IV

with Rachel DeMotts

January 25th—January 27th

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

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 7-Day Retreat / Weekthün

with Teri Rowe

January 26th - Date postponed or cancelled

Meditation Retreat - 7 days (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 »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Illuminating Whiteness

with Ben Hines & Kaitlyn Hatch

January 31st—February 7th

Join Ben Hines with Kaitlyn Hatch for two conversations on “Illuminating Whiteness.” We will explore Whiteness as a racial identity that gives rise to unearned privilege for those with white skin in America. Continue »

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

Dön Season Retreat for all of us!

with Teri Rowe

February 1st—February 3rd

It is said that the last days at the end of the Tibetan year are marked by a propensity to lose one’s mindfulness, and as a result we can have accidents and mishaps. The period preceding Shambhala Day is referred to in our sangha as the “dön season,” beca Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Shambhala Day 2019 - Year of the Earth Boar

February 5th

Shambhala Day is an opportunity for fresh start and renewal, as well as a time to let go of unhelpful or harmful patterns. It is time for us to express the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage through generosity, feasting, elegance a Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Shambhala Day: The Year of the Earth Boar Live Broadcast

February 5th

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the New Year, which is one of the most important days of the Shambhala tradition. On the morning of Tuesday, February 5th, community members are invited to gather to mark the day with a lhasang and viewing of a live br Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Shambhala Day: The Year of the Earth Boar Celebrations

February 9th

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 »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

~ CELEBRATION OF SHAMBHALA DAY 2019 ~ Year of the Earth Boar-Pig

February 10th

We will celebrate Shambhala Day (first day of the Lunar New Year) on Sunday, February 10th. Save the date and stay tuned for details! Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Shambhala Day (this year members only)

February 10th

Shambhala Day (based on the Tibetan lunar calendar) is one of our most important community gatherings. 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 »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Ikebana, the Path of Flowers

with Charles Coghlan

February 16th—March 16th

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 »

Seattle Shambhala Center

The Power of Peacemaking: Transmuting Aggression in a Challenging World

with Greg Heffron

February 16th—February 17th

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 »

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 »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

~ MILAREPA DAY ~ Vajra Songs of the Kagyu Gurus ~ All-day Chanting Practice

February 18th

From humble beginnings in Tibet, Milarepa set out to purify his bad karma. This full day of practice includes reading these songs of realization of the Kagyu lineage teachers. In chanting them, we attune our minds to theirs, invoking the inspiration of th 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 »

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 »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

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

with Janet Bass

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 »

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

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 - Date postponed or cancelled

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

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level III

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 - Shambhala School of Buddhist Studies

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. In this course we will study and contemplat 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 »

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 »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

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

with Rick 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 »

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 »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Acharya Richard John

with Acharya Richard John

June 7th—June 9th

Stay tuned for further information! 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 »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level I

August 16th—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 »

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 »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Meditation in Everyday Life

September 12th—October 10th

The Meditation in Everyday Life course is designed to provide participants with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in daily life. Open to all. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level IV

September 13th—September 15th

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

Mahamudra Retreat

with Acharya Susan Chapman

November 2nd—November 10th

stay tuned for more information! 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 »