Programs

Shambhala Kids 2018-2019

with Amy Turino

September 16th—May 19th

Mindful programming aimed at serving kids ages 4 - 8. Continue »

Dragon Club 2018-2019

with Juliette Banerjee

September 16th—May 19th

Mindful space that aims to serve children ages 9 - 12. Continue »

Parenting as Path - Winter/Spring Semester

with Dr. Andra Brill & Gwen Pollara

January 6th—June 2nd

Join other parents on the path of parenting in meditation, contemplation and discussion. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Fred Jaben

March 12th—April 9th

As the path continues, we learn to work with anxiety, so that we are not blocked by fear. Learning to see clearly brings confidence that goes beyond hope and fear. Continue »

Deepening with Heart: Urban Weekthün Retreat

with Acharya Dale Asrael

March 22nd—March 29th

This week-long meditation program is a unique opportunity to deepen one's meditation practice without going far from home. New and seasoned meditators are welcome. Continue »

Way of the Moon Day I: Introduction to the Mahayana Path

with Shastri Denise Wuensch & Shastri Dhi Good

March 23rd - Date postponed or cancelled

Compassion and kindness are at the core of this gathering of warriors. Please join fellow Shambhala members and friends on a great journey of open heart. This is a required program for anyone interested in joining the Way of the Moon. Continue »

Living the Full Catastrophe: A Day of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

March 30th

This experiential workshop will offer user-friendly techniques for dealing with stress and for cultivating our deepest potential for living a full and satisfying life. Continue »

Ashe Society

with Aaron Snyder

March 30th

Restricted to graduates of Warrior Assembly, we will revisit and enjoy precious transmissions for cultivating enlightened society. Continue »

Virtual Community Conversation via zoom conferencing

April 3rd—April 27th

Zoom conference meeting: Community Conversation: Moving Forward as a Community with Documented Harm Continue »

Parinirvana of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche: 32nd Annual Celebration

April 4th

Come join the community in celebration of the life and teachings of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Dhi Good

April 5th—April 6th

This program includes basic meditation instruction, conversation with experienced teachers, and the opportunity to meet new friends. Continue »

Community New Moon Practice

April 6th

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Pema Chödrön's Making Friends with Yourself

with Martha Hildreth & Dave Garton

April 7th—May 19th

Exploring Self, Selflessness, and the Roots of Attachment with the preeminent Pema Chödrön. Group practice, study and discussion through 6 weeks of guidance from this great teacher. Continue »

Bodhisattva Vow: Preparation for a Generous Life

with Shastri Dhi Good

April 8th—April 22nd

The vow of a Bodhisattva is to work for the benefit of others until all sentient beings have attained enlightenment. This course is based on the Bodhisattva vow sourcebook and is open to all, whether or not you intend to take the Bodhisattva vow. Continue »

Healing Music Collaboration with Yuval Ron and Kabbalah Experience

April 8th

Come join us for a celebration of music with the delightful Yuval Ron. We will explore the power of song and chanting as contemplative expressions of life. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Bayard Cobb & John Cobb

April 12th—April 14th

In Open Sky one begins to sharpen one's awareness. In this culmination of the Shambhala Training weekends, one finds the open clear sky of mind, which is a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Continue »

Full Moon Community Feast: Shambhala Sadhana

with Shastri Dhi Good

April 19th

Celebrate the Full Moon with virtue and friends! Join us for the Shambhala Sadhana Feast. Open to All. Continue »

Vajra Sangha Practice Day

with Acharya Melissa Moore

April 20th

Please join other tantrikas and sadhakas for a day of practice, study and conversation. Continue »

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with John Cobb & Bayard Cobb

April 30th—May 28th

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. Students will receive practical instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into effective actions as they arise. Continue »

Begin Here: Meditation for Everyone

May 4th

This course provides introductory tools and teachings for everyone who is interested in learning how to meditate, regardless of background or belief. With simple instructions and support, meditation practice can become an integral part of our lives, incre Continue »

Community New Moon Practice

May 4th

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Rigden Weekend: Unconditional Confidence

May 10th—May 12th

This program is the culmination of the first series of the Way of Shambhala. With the great problems now facing human society, the Rigden weekend emphasizes connecting with one's innate goodness to manifest genuine confidence and bravery when engaging in Continue »

STILLness: Meditation in the Galleries

May 12th

Silent meditation session at the Clyfford Still Contemporary Art Museum. Continue »

Community Full Moon Practice: Sadhana of Mahamudra

with David Cushman

May 18th

The Venerable, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche offered this sadhana as a profound confluence of two Tibetan Buddhist lineages, in order to overcome the pervasive materialism we find in ourselves and society. This practice is open to all and a great introduction Continue »

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun & Windhorse

May 24th—May 27th

This weekend program teaches how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists. This level of training cultivates one's dignity and natural gifts, and widen one's sphere of compassion. Continue »

Begin Here: Meditation for Everyone

June 1st

This course provides introductory tools and teachings for everyone who is interested in learning how to meditate, regardless of background or belief. With simple instructions and support, meditation practice can become an integral part of our lives, incre Continue »

Community New Moon Practice

June 1st

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Taoist Qigong Levels 1 and 2

with Mark Kelleher

June 8th—June 9th

Taoist qigong is a spiritual discipline that cultivates body and mind simultaneously. Originally called taoyin, which means 'guiding the flow of internal energy (qi), it has been practiced for over two thousand years in China. Continue »

Sacred Path: Drala

with Acharya Melissa Moore

June 14th—June 16th

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. Continue »

Full Moon Community Practice: Shambhala Sadhana & Social Meditation

June 15th

Celebrate the Full Moon with virtue and friends! Join us for the Shambhala Sadhana and Social Meditation. Open to All. Continue »

Way of the Moon Day II

with Shastri Denise Wuensch & Shastri Dhi Good

June 22nd

Compassion and kindness are at the core of this gathering of warriors. Please join fellow Shambhala members and friends on a great journey of open heart. This is a required program for anyone in the Way of the Moon. Continue »

Sacred Path Study: Reflections of the Cosmic Mirror

July 2nd—June 25th

For advanced Shambhala practitioners and warriors currently attending Sacred Path, this is a study group for the precious texts received. We will engage collectively with group conversations, meditation practice and study of the Shambhala terma. Continue »

Shambhala Guide Training

July 3rd—July 7th

Shambhala Guide Training is a thorough training for students, with a strong meditation practice, who feel ready to begin to help others on their meditative journeys. The training prepares participants to skillfully host newcomers in our centers by underst Continue »

Begin Here: Meditation for Everyone

July 6th

This course provides introductory tools and teachings for everyone who is interested in learning how to meditate, regardless of background or belief. With simple instructions and support, meditation practice can become an integral part of our lives, incre Continue »

Community New Moon Practice

July 6th

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Community Full Moon Practice: Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 13th

The Venerable, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche offered this sadhana as a profound confluence of two Tibetan Buddhist lineages, in order to overcome the pervasive materialism we find in ourselves and society. This practice is open to all and a great introduction Continue »

STILLness: Meditation in the Galleries

July 14th

Silent meditation session at the Clyfford Still Contemporary Art Museum. Continue »

Sacred Path: Meek & Perky

with Steve Seely

July 19th—July 21st

The four dignities are introduced as a path and a process, which describe a warrior's maturing and widening sphere of benevolent engagement in the world. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

August 2nd—August 4th

This program includes basic meditation instruction, conversation with experienced teachers, and the opportunity to meet new friends. Continue »

Community New Moon Practice

August 3rd

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Sacred Path: Outrageous & Inscrutable

August 9th—August 11th

The four dignities are introduced as a path and a process, which describe a warrior's maturing and widening sphere of benevolent engagement in the world. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

August 13th—September 10th

This course presents introductory teachings and tools for working with meditation in everyday life. Open to all. Continue »

Full Moon Community Practice: Shambhala Sadhana & Social Meditation

August 17th

Celebrate the Full Moon with virtue and friends! Join us for the Shambhala Sadhana and Social Meditation. Open to All. Continue »

Sacred Path: Golden Key

August 30th—September 2nd

The final program in the Sacred Path series. This three-day weekend retreat is based on a Shambhala text that works with our relationship to the phenomenal world and our sense perceptions. Continue »

Community New Moon Practice

August 31st

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Living the Full Catastrophe: A Day of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

September 7th

This experiential workshop will offer user-friendly techniques for dealing with stress and for cultivating our deepest potential for living a full and satisfying life. Continue »

Begin Here: Meditation for Everyone

September 7th

This course provides introductory tools and teachings for everyone who is interested in learning how to meditate, regardless of background or belief. With simple instructions and support, meditation practice can become an integral part of our lives, incre Continue »

Ashe Society

September 7th

Restricted to graduates of Warrior Assembly, we will revisit and enjoy precious transmissions for cultivating enlightened society. Continue »

STILLness: Meditation in the Galleries

September 8th

Silent meditation session at the Clyfford Still Contemporary Art Museum. Continue »

Community Full Moon Practice: Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 14th

The Venerable, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche offered this sadhana as a profound confluence of two Tibetan Buddhist lineages, in order to overcome the pervasive materialism we find in ourselves and society. This practice is open to all and a great introduction Continue »

Way of the Moon Day III

with Shastri Denise Wuensch & Shastri Dhi Good

September 21st

Compassion and kindness are at the core of this gathering of warriors. Please join fellow Shambhala members and friends on a great journey of open heart. This is a required program for anyone participating in the Way of the Moon. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

September 27th—September 29th

This weekend builds on the foundation of the meditation practice introduced in Shambhala Training Level I by exploring how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world. Continue »

Community New Moon Practice

September 28th

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Begin Here: Meditation for Everyone

October 5th

This course provides introductory tools and teachings for everyone who is interested in learning how to meditate, regardless of background or belief. With simple instructions and support, meditation practice can become an integral part of our lives, incre Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

October 8th—November 5th

Contentment, simplicity, and mindfulness are connected with the hinayana teachings of the Buddhist path. Through the gentle precision of meditation practice, we learn to appreciate ourselves and our day-to-day life. Continue »

Full Moon Community Practice: Shambhala Sadhana & Social Meditation

October 12th

Celebrate the Full Moon with virtue and friends! Join us for the Shambhala Sadhana and Social Meditation. Open to All. Continue »

Community New Moon Practice

October 26th

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Begin Here: Meditation for Everyone

November 2nd

This course provides introductory tools and teachings for everyone who is interested in learning how to meditate, regardless of background or belief. With simple instructions and support, meditation practice can become an integral part of our lives, incre Continue »

STILLness: Meditation in the Galleries

November 10th

Silent meditation session at the Clyfford Still Contemporary Art Museum. Continue »

Community Full Moon Practice: Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 16th

The Venerable, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche offered this sadhana as a profound confluence of two Tibetan Buddhist lineages, in order to overcome the pervasive materialism we find in ourselves and society. This practice is open to all and a great introduction Continue »

Community New Moon Practice

November 30th

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

December 6th—December 7th

This program includes basic meditation instruction, conversation with experienced teachers, and the opportunity to meet new friends. Continue »

Full Moon Community Practice: Shambhala Sadhana & Social Meditation

December 14th

Celebrate the Full Moon with virtue and friends! Join us for the Shambhala Sadhana and Social Meditation. Open to All. Continue »

Way of the Moon Day IV

with Shastri Denise Wuensch & Shastri Dhi Good

December 21st

Compassion and kindness are at the core of this gathering of warriors. Please join fellow Shambhala members and friends on a great journey of open heart. This is a required program for anyone participating in the Way of the Moon. Continue »

Community New Moon Practice

December 28th

Compassionate and healing practices are a mainstay for any Buddhist lineage and especially in difficult times, it is crucial. The Shambhala community is committed to healing and cultivating strength on a monthly basis. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

January 8th—February 5th (2020)

This course expands the meditation experience by cultivating the noble heart of the mahayana teachings, opening the path to the virtue and celebration of compassion. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

January 17th—January 19th (2020)

By cultivating mindfulness and awareness through meditation, the warrior in training leaves the stuffiness of the cocoon to explore the world with true perception. This can be the beginning of a life-long love affair with the phenomenal world. Continue »