Programs for Pacific Northwest Canada & USA Region

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Wednesday Open House Online

April 1st—August 26th

Join us online Wednesday evenings for open meditation, meditation instruction and a dharma talk. All are welcome, Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Sunday Morning Sitting Online

April 5th—August 30th

Join us for meditation and Maitri practice in an online format. Open to everyone, Just click on the link below to join the online meeting from your device. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Aging in Enlightened Society - The Five Invitations ONLINE

April 6th—November 16th

The Portland Aging group, Aging in Enlightened Society, is a social group for those who are experiencing aging – whether it be turning 40 or 70. The group has decided to read and discuss “The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can teach Us About Liv Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Bodhisattva Study Group ONLINE

April 13th—August 24th

The Bodhisattva Study Group is open to all students of the dharma who are interested in deepening their understanding of the Bodhisattva path. Texts we're studying include Shantideva's "The Way of the Bodhisattva." Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Medicine Buddha & the Five Wisdoms Online

with Dr. James Sacamano

May 11th—September 14th

Here we will explore how the practice of Medicine Buddha and working with the Five Wisdom Energies work with each other to help us turn obstacles into path Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Virtual Monday Night Open House ~ ONLINE

May 18th—August 31st

Join us ONLINE from your home for sitting practice while we navigate new territory in staying connected through elctronic technology! IMPORTANT: Zoom has enhanced security and now requires a password. Click into the Program Description. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Werma Feast ONLINE

May 31st—December 13th

The Werma Sadhana is a profound key to understanding and manifesting awake society in our lives. By feasting together, we can unlock the power and heart of this practice, discovering brilliant awareness on the spot, whatever our circumstance. This practic Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana - Course II - The Second Noble Truth

with Acharya Dale Asrael & Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

June 23rd—July 21st

How does the state of suffering arise? This course explores in depth the Five Skandhas. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

The Second Noble Truth: The Origins of Suffering: The 5 Skandhas -- Foundations for Freedom, Course 2

with Acharya Dale Asrael & Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

June 29th—August 10th

Seattle Shambhala Center is pleased to offer the five courses that make up the year long program, Foundations for Freedom, currently being offered by Shambhala online. Part Two explores the Second Noble Truth, The origins of suffering, part I: The 5 skand Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Virtual Evening Meditation ~ ONLINE ~ Thursday, Friday & Saturday Nights

July 3rd—August 29th

ONLINE Sitting Meditation on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights while we are closed during Covid social distancing advisories. Robin Rieck will host via Zoom from the Center shrine room. Click for connection information. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Virtual Sunday Morning Meditation ~ ONLINE

July 5th—August 30th

ONLINE Sitting Meditation on Sunday mornings while we are closed during Covid social distancing advisories. Robin Rieck will host via Zoom from the Center shrine room. Click for connection information. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Sitting meditation 2-4 pm

with Cathryn Stein Abato

July 5th—July 26th

Meditation in Midst of Social Change. Sitting meditation 2-4 pm. Followed by a dharma talk and discussion. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Online Summer Retreat : The Paramitas and the Practice of Justice

with Rachel DeMotts

July 10th—July 17th

This seven day retreat will be held in our homes where we will connect with other participants via Zoom. While we will not be together physically, we will nonetheless create a container together that will ask much, but offer more. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Learn to Meditate Workshop: Turning the Mind Into an Ally ONLINE

with David Parker, Kristen Mullen, Gabriela Cordova Novion

July 11th—July 18th

This workshop presents how “peaceful abiding” meditation enables us to cultivate our mind’s inherent stability, strength and clarity.  It includes practical instructions for developing a strong meditation practice. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Meditation in the Midst of Social Change

with Cathryn Stein Abato

July 12th—July 26th

Dharma talk and discussion, led by long-time practitioner Kate Abato. Join us for sitting meditation 2-4 pm, followed by the talk Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Governance Council Meeting ONLINE

July 14th

The Portland Shambhala Governing Council holds open meetings to discuss the business of the center. Anyone is welcome to attend. If you wish to address the council with a question or issue, please let the council secretary know in advance for planning pur Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Trident Study Group ONLINE

July 18th

Trident Book Three practice and study. This group is restricted to authorized students of Trident Book Three. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Online Offering: Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 20th

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

Deepening in Compassion Part I: The Four Immeasurables ONLINE

July 25th—October 3rd

Learn from senior teachers as they lead us through a series of talks, contemplations and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage. Tonglen, taught by Ani Pema Chodron, will be the main practice. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Shambhala Sacred Path: Windhorse Weekend (ONLINE PROGRAM)

with Rachel DeMotts & Dan Peterson

July 31st—August 2nd

The Sacred Path series brings the principles of warriorship and the practice of mindfulness-awareness into daily life. In particular, it is designed to nurture a natural ability to experience the world as sacred and a shared aspiration to create an enligh Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Drala Meditation Hike: Falls Creek Falls Trail

August 9th

Take your mindfulness practice into the great outdoors and join fellow hikers in the Shambhala meditation practice of drala. We hike in noble silence while contemplatively attuning and engaging the senses in the phenomenal world around us. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Final Talk on The Second Noble Truth: The Origins of Suffering

August 23rd

This is the final talk of the second course of the five-course series Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Drala Meditation Hike: Oak Island Trail Hike & Crane Viewing

September 26th

Take your mindfulness practice into the great outdoors and join fellow hikers in the Shambhala meditation practice of drala. We hike in noble silence while contemplatively attuning and engaging the senses in the phenomenal world around us. Continue »