Programs

People of Color Meditation Group

with Martina Bouey & Laurie Amodeo

April 18th—December 19th

Monthly meditation and discussion group open to anyone who self-identifies as a person of color. Continue »

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Shastri Dhi Good & Lawrence Seidl

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 »

Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun & Windhorse

with Acharya Holly Gayley

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 »

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 »

Sacred Path: Drala

with Acharya Melissa Moore

June 21st—June 23rd

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 »

Sacred Path Study: Reflections of the Cosmic Mirror

with Shastri Denise Wuensch & Shastri Dhi Good

June 25th—September 10th

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 »

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

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

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 »

Looking Deeply: Meditation, Difference, & Inclusion

with Jeffrey Scott

September 6th—September 8th

Grounded in the profound contemplation of basic goodness from the Shambhala tradition and the gentle stability provided by sitting meditation, over the course of this weekend we will engage with each other around our own experiences of exclusion/inclusion 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 »

Membership Ceremony and Celebration

September 15th

Please join us to welcome our newest members of Shambhala. This ceremony of appreciation is a powerful moment to experience our shared principles - basic goodness and enlightened society - through gathering the community and celebrating together. 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 »

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 »