Programs

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

Joy in Everyday Life

with Liz Richardson & Douglas Beall

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 »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

April 19th—January 10th (2020)

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

Feast: Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche Sadhana of Mahamudra

April 20th—October 6th

A feast gathering for authorized Sadhakas. Continue »

Feast: Kurukulla

April 21st—October 6th

Feast gathering for all Kurukulla practitioners. Continue »

Open Meditation

April 22nd—May 31st

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 »

Community Gathering for the Vajra Community

April 23rd

Restricted to members of the Vajrayana community only. 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 »

Penetrating Wisdom: The Aspiration of Samantabhadra

with Acharya Lodro Dorje Holm

April 27th—June 8th

This course will study the commentary on Penetrating Wisdom: The Aspiration of Samantabadra, a powerful statement of how to relax into the original ground of basic goodness. Continue »

Feast: Vajrayogini

April 29th—December 21st

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

Shambhala Meditation Retreat Day

May 11th

A full day of Shambhala Meditation for those who have formally received the practice. Continue »

Feast: Red Jambhala

May 12th—November 5th

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

Learning to Live Mindfully: Cultivating Kindness

with Shastri Mary Campbell

May 13th

Meditation practice is a gesture of kindness. In meditation we strengthen our ability to be present with our self unconditionally, interested in what is happening here and now, rather than wishing to be someone or somewhere else. It is a way to tune i Continue »

Feast: Chakrasamvara

May 14th—July 11th

A feast gathering for Chakrasamvara practitioners. Continue »

Avalokiteshvara Feast

May 19th

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

Werma Feast

May 21st—February 11th (2020)

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

Shambhala Meditation Retreat Morning

June 1st

A full morning of Shambhala Meditation for those who have formally received the practice. 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

with Shastri Robert Gailey

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 »

Learning to Live Mindfully: Learning to Make a Fresh Start: Waking up In Daily Life

with Kathryn Heckman

June 11th

Through the practice of mindfulness meditation and mindfulness in daily life, we can shift our allegiance from the struggle of wanting there to be another now and come home to the NOW that is actually happening. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Christine Heming

June 15th—June 16th

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

Mahayana Weekthun

with Shastri Robert Gailey

June 22nd—June 28th

A week of meditation, known as weekthün (week session), is a powerful way to deepen our mindfulness-awareness meditation. This week will join intensive sitting practice with the mahayana teachings, exercises, discussion, silence, and conversation. Open Continue »