Programs

NoteSee also Ongoing Events – in the right section – to learn about our ongoing weekly and monthly events.

Open Meditation

February 14th—March 29th

Sitting and walking meditation, each weekday evening from 5-6 PM. Please call ahead if you would like meditation instruction and cannot attend on Sundays. Continue »

Chakrasamvara Drupchen

February 18th—February 24th

Drupchen - "great practice" - is a group Chakrasamvara sadhana practice that the Vidyadhara requested to be performed each year after Milarepa Day. Chakrasamvara sadhakas only. Continue »

Taking the Leap book discussion group

with Jacquie Bell

February 21st—March 28th

Book discussion group reading Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears by Pema Chödrön. Continue »

Learning to Live Mindfully: Working with Strong Emotions

with Shastri Mary Campbell

February 26th

This workshop will include guided meditation, teaching and group discussion. Participants will be introduced to contemplative approaches that work directly with some of the more challenging emotions that arise in daily life. Open to everyone! Continue »

Feast: Vajrayogini

March 1st—December 21st

Monthly Vajrayogini Sadhana feast practice, open to Sadhakas who have received the Vajrayogini Abhisheka. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

March 6th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is open to the entire Shambhala community and is practiced on or near the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Retreat Day

March 9th

A free retreat day of group Shambhala Meditation. Continue »

Feast: Red Jambhala

March 10th—July 9th

Red Jambhala feast for participants having the corresponding empowerment. Continue »

Ngöndro & Werma Practice Intensive Weekend

March 16th—March 17th

A two-day intensive practice and study program for all Ngöndro and Werma practitioners, which will be structured to count as group practice days, or you can come for any session. Continue »

Feast: Chakrasamvara

March 16th—June 13th

A feast gathering for Chakrasamvara practitioners. Continue »

Werma Feast

March 19th—February 11th (2020)

Monthly Werma Feast Practice open to all who have attended Rigden Abhisheka or Kalapa Assembly. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

March 20th

Shambhala Sadhana practice is a way to celebrate and strengthen our understanding of basic goodness and enlightened society. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Shastri Mary Campbell

March 22nd—March 24th

When we become awake to our sense perceptions, we can venture into the world with confidence and a vulnerability that is fearless, gentle, and alive. Continue »

Learning to Live Mindfully: Cultivating Kindness

with Shastri Mary Campbell

March 25th

Meditation practice is a gesture of kindness. Continue »

New! Weekend Format! Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Robert Gailey

March 29th—March 31st

This introductory class provides an exploration of genuine contentment through the study of foundational Buddhist teachings. With meditation, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences, free from self-aggression. Continue »

Parinirvana Day Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast - Open to All

April 4th

On this day, everyone is invited to practice together The Sadhana of Mahamudra, including the feast offering, to commemorate the passing of the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, founder of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. Continue »

Feast: Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche Sadhana of Mahamudra

April 7th—October 6th

A feast gathering for authorized Sadhakas. Continue »

Ngöndro & Werma Practice Intensive Weekend

April 13th—April 14th

Group practice for all Ngöndro & Werma practitioners, which will be structured to count as group practice days, or you can come for any session. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

April 18th—May 16th

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.Through practical methods, we develop kindness toward ourselves and others. Continue »

Feast: Kurukulla

April 21st—June 2nd

Feast gathering for all Kurukulla practitioners. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Linda Kreger

April 26th—April 28th

As we trust further in basic goodness and dare to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world as it is. We find that we can extend ourselves to others fully with kindness. Continue »

Introduction to the Sadhana of Mahamudra – Weekend Retreat

with Shastri Robert Gailey

May 4th—May 5th

This retreat is an opportunity for newer and older practitioners to deepen their experience of the Sadhana of Mahamudra, a unique and treasured practice within the Shambhala community, through a weekend of practice, talks, and discussion. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 4th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is open to the entire Shambhala community and is practiced on or near the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Avalokiteshvara Feast

May 19th

Quarterly feast practice for tantrikas who have received the Avalokiteshavara abhisheka or lung. Continue »

Ngöndro & Werma Practice Intensive

May 25th—May 26th

Group practice for all Ngöndro & Werma practitioners, which will be structured to count as group practice days, or you can come for any session. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 3rd

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is open to the entire Shambhala community and is practiced on or near the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

June 7th—June 9th

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 learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Christine Heming

June 14th—June 15th

This meditation retreat presents the view that human beings, at their core, are fundamentally awake. Continue »