Programs for Pacific Northwest USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Dharma Study - Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

August 4th—January 5th (2020)

Join us for a book study group on Trungpa Rinpoche’s landmark book: Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism. Beginning with the introduction, we will be going through the book chapter by chapter, with facilitation by one of our center teachers. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Deepening in Compassion ~ Part 4 ~ The Skillful Dragon: Lojong & Compassionate Engagement

October 20th—January 19th (2020)

A twice-monthly Shambhala Online Series with live talks by Shambhala Acharyas on Sunday mornings. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Menla, The Medicine Buddha

with Dr. James Sacamano

October 21st—April 20th (2020)

An in depth exploration of healing process in the Buddhist tradition as it applies to our world of changing cultures, contrasting paradigms and emerging challenges today Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Five mornings of sitting meditation

with Geoff Bannoff

December 2nd—December 6th

Five mornings of sitting and walking meditation.  A brief practical talk on meditation practice daily, mid-morning. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Privilege, Power, and Protection

with Dr. Claudelle Glasgow & Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls

December 13th—December 14th

Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls and Dr. Claudelle Glasgow offer teachings on the Protector Principle, bringing the ancient and powerful wisdom of Buddhist meditation and dharma to benefit the interrelationships in community. Continue »

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

Sharing Wisdom & Waffles

December 14th

Join local Open Sky members and parents, caregivers, kids, and family members from other Shambhala Centers in the Sharing Wisdom conversation series. The monthly conversation is a chance to share experiences and discuss family-focused questions. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Being "On the Dot" ~ Winter Meditation Intensive - Mini Retreat (Part 1)

with Acharya Susan Chapman

December 14th—December 15th

The first of a two-part winter practice intensive--offered as two weekend programs spanning the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020. IMPORTANT! Registration DEADLINE is Monday, December 9th! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Healing and Celebration: A Day-Long Meditation Retreat for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

with Dr. Claudelle Glasgow & Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls

December 15th

Dr. Claudelle Glasgow and Dr. Shanté Smalls will hold a space of sanctuary for BIPoC for a day of discovering the ways the healing process can bring joy, liberation, and celebration through various contemplative activities. Continue »

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

Exploring Meditation

with Ron Schultz

December 15th

Empower, jump start or renew your meditation practice. Following this hour, which includes guided instruction and will cover the basic techniques of mindfulness-awareness meditation, you may choose to join the open sitting session from 2 - 4 pm., Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Children's Day Winter Celebration

December 21st

Celebrating children and community 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

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 »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Year End Meditation Retreat

December 27th—December 29th

Year end sitting meditation retreat. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Meditation for the New Year: A Silent Winter Retreat

December 27th—January 1st (2020)

Join us for this week of open meditation which starts with Friday Night orientation and social meditation and goes from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. There is no fee and all practices are welcome! Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Annual Winter Retreat - Maintaining Good Heart

with Hamish Tucker & Joyce Rankin

December 28th—January 3rd (2020)

A city weekthun, or week long practice intensive, is a unique opportunity to deepen one’s meditation practice without going far from home. Open to all. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

The Path of Mahamudra, as taught by The Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

with Acharya Susan Chapman & Martin Evans

January 2nd—February 6th (2020)

Exploration of Trungpa Rinpoche's Mahamudra teachings, presented by Martin Evans and Susan Chapman. Open to all Shambhala trantrikas. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Profound Treasury Vol. 1 reading and discussion

with Cathryn Stein Abato

January 5th—February 9th (2020)

Kate Abato will host afternoons of sitting meditation, with a reading from the Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Vol. 1, followed by discussion. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Awakening the Heart II: The Joyful Snow Lion and The Paramitas

with Acharya Susan Chapman

January 7th—February 4th (2020)

This drop-in course is the second of a four-part program that offers a comprehensive introduction to the teachings and practices of Mahayana Buddhism. Open to the Public Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

The Bodhisattva Vow

with Jenny Warwick

January 9th—February 6th (2020)

What does it mean--to aspire to be a bodhisattva? A Thursday Evening Class with Jenny Warwick, delving into the path of a bodhisattva, and what it means to take such a vow. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Being "On the Dot" ~ Winter Meditation Intensive: A Mini-Retreat for Busy Folks! (Part 2)

with Acharya Susan Chapman

January 11th—January 12th (2020)

The second of a two-part winter practice intensive--offered as two weekend programs spanning the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Thomas Gaylord & Janine Bloomfield

January 13th—February 10th (2020)

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

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Susan Boychuk & Blake H

January 15th—February 12th (2020)

The Meditation in Everyday Life course provides participants with introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. Open to everyone - a good introduction to meditation! Continue »

Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre

Birth of the Warrior - Shambhala Training Level 2

with Cameron Wenaus

January 17th—January 19th (2020)

Having experienced a taste of Basic Goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice 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

Shambhala Training - The Heart of Being Human

with John Fox

January 17th—January 18th (2020)

The first in a series of contemplative workshops for both beginner and experienced meditators. We explore the profound practice of sitting meditation with an attitude of trust in our basic nature. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level I

January 18th—January 19th (2020)

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 »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Ikebana, the Path of Flowers

with Charles Coghlan

January 18th—March 21st (2020)

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

"The Birth of the Warrior" ~ Shambhala Weekend 2

with Greg Heffron

January 24th—January 26th (2020)

When we really try to make a connection with the practice of meditation, obstacles arise. How do we work with and through these difficulties--how do we bear them? Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Chariot of Mahamudra

with Acharya Richard John

January 31st—February 2nd (2020)

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

How We Communicate Matters - Mindful Communication for Effective, Kind and Vibrant Communities

with Greg Heffron

February 1st—February 2nd (2020)

Based on the work presented in Acharya Susan Gillis Chapman’s The Five Keys to Mindful Communication, this workshop will unravel some of these basic misunderstandings and offer us methods to reconnect first with ourselves, and then to those in our communi Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Dharma Book Club

February 2nd—March 22nd (2020)

Join us for a sit, discussion and tea. Delving into the teachings together. Open to everyone. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Mahamudra Retreat

with Acharya Richard John

February 3rd—February 9th (2020)

Mahamudra, the “great seal,” is among the most profound streams of teaching and practice of Vajrayana Buddhism Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Refuge and Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Richard John

February 10th (2020)

The taking of the Refuge Vow marks one's commitment to the Buddhist path. The taking of the Bodhisattiva Vow is a deepening commitment to work on behalf of relieving the suffering of all sentient beings. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

MAMOS CHANTS ~ Fresh Start for the Year of the Iron Mouse ~ 10-Evenings Chanting Practice

February 13th—February 22nd (2020)

A traditional Tibetan Buddhist chanting practice done in the ten-day period before the beginning of the Tibetan Lunar New Year. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Buddhadharma Without Credentials

with Ron Greenberg & Joan Cawsey

February 13th—March 12th (2020)

This series of five classes based on early talks given by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche will interest new meditators as well as experienced practitioners. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Shambhala Day

February 24th (2020)

Save the date for this annual community celebration Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Day Celebration

February 24th (2020)

Join us for our annual celebration of the Tibetan New Year ~ the first day of the Year of the Iron Mouse! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Seattle Shambhala 2020 Weekthun: Celebrating the Vajrayana

with Acharya Christie Cashman

March 6th—March 12th (2020)

Throughout this week-long retreat, we will explore how wrathful, peaceful, and effortless vajrayana methods “touch the fruition,” and thus remind us of our inherent wisdom. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Guide Training

with Shastri Rebecca Hazell & Shastri Mark Hazell

March 20th—April 4th (2020)

A training program for those who wish to become Shambhala Guides or those who wish to review their previous training. Open to all in the Canadian Pacific South West and those beyond that area who wish to attend. Continue »