Programs

Online Acharya Talk: A Year of Deepening in Compassion

March 17th—May 12th

The Shambhala Acharyas have offered to lead the community in a year-long series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana Spring 2019

with Donna West

April 6th—June 29th

The basic purpose of ikebana is opening to and expressing the sacredness, natural harmony and order of the world. By arranging branches, flowers, greenery, container and water, we can express this connection beautifully and simply ... Continue »

Maitri Bhavana

April 21st

Maitri Bhavana is a meditation on loving kindness that is practiced for those who are seriously ill, either physically or mentally. Continue »

Family Sundays

April 21st

Activities for children will be provided on the third Sunday of each month from 10:00 – 11:00 am, offering parents the opportunity to participate in group meditation practice and the whole family to enjoy tea and refreshments afterward. Continue »

'Dakini Power' Book Discussion Group

April 22nd

This book offers personal reflections and life stories from 12 contemporary female Tibetan Buddhist teachers, featuring Pema Chodron, Roshi Joan Halifax, Tsultrim Allione, and Karma Lekshe Tsomo, among others. Each meeting will focus on 2 of the women. Continue »

Gentle Yoga

with Judy Hirsh

April 23rd

The class is for both new and experienced yoga students who would like a gentle practice that stretches and challenges the body while also respecting our individual physical limitations. Continue »

Gentle Yoga

with Judy Hirsh

April 30th

Day of Practice

May 5th

For new and experienced practitioners alike, this all-day community meditation retreat (or nyinthün) is a rare opportunity to take a real break from our usual routines to truly relax with ourselves and refresh our sense of wellbeing, goodness and sanity. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

May 6th

People new to meditation as well as more experienced practitioners who wish to refresh their technique will receive instruction in a relaxed, uplifted atmosphere. Encourage your family, friends or others curious about meditation to attend. Continue »

'Dakini Power' Book Discussion Group

May 13th

This book offers personal reflections and life stories from 12 contemporary female Tibetan Buddhist teachers, featuring Pema Chodron, Roshi Joan Halifax, Tsultrim Allione, and Karma Lekshe Tsomo, among others. Each meeting will focus on 2 of the women. Continue »

Maitri Bhavana

May 19th

Maitri Bhavana is a meditation on loving kindness that is practiced for those who are seriously ill, either physically or mentally. Continue »

Family Sundays

May 19th

Activities for children will be provided on the third Sunday of each month from 10:00 – 11:00 am, offering parents the opportunity to participate in group meditation practice and the whole family to enjoy tea and refreshments afterward. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

May 19th

This hour long practice of chanting and meditation is simple and quite powerful in its direct approach to basic goodness. The Sakyong composed this practice to deepen our personal and social connection with basic goodness. Continue »

'Becoming Bodhisattvas' Book Discussion Group

May 20th

This group will be reading “Becoming Bodhisattvas” (previous printed as “No Time to Lose”) Pema Chodron’s commentary on Shantideva’s “The Way of the Bodhisattva”. Continue »

Awakened Presence: Opening Heart, Touching Earth Weekthün - Save the Dates

with Shastri Ruth Wallen

May 25th—May 31st

Designed for both newcomers and experienced students, this intensive weeklong group meditation retreat, under the guidance of a senior teacher in the Shambhala lineage, includes meditation instruction, daily talks and discussion. Continue »

'Dakini Power' Book Discussion Group

May 27th

This book offers personal reflections and life stories from 12 contemporary female Tibetan Buddhist teachers, featuring Pema Chodron, Roshi Joan Halifax, Tsultrim Allione, and Karma Lekshe Tsomo, among others. Each meeting will focus on 2 of the women. Continue »

Online Acharya Talk: A Year of Deepening in Compassion

June 2nd—August 4th

The Shambhala Acharyas have offered to lead the community in a year-long series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage. Continue »

'Dakini Power' Book Discussion Group

June 10th

This book offers personal reflections and life stories from 12 contemporary female Tibetan Buddhist teachers, featuring Pema Chodron, Roshi Joan Halifax, Tsultrim Allione, and Karma Lekshe Tsomo, among others. Each meeting will focus on 2 of the women. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

June 16th

This hour long practice of chanting and meditation is simple and quite powerful in its direct approach to basic goodness. The Sakyong composed this practice to deepen our personal and social connection with basic goodness. Continue »

'Becoming Bodhisattvas' Book Discussion Group

June 17th

This group will be reading “Becoming Bodhisattvas” (previous printed as “No Time to Lose”) Pema Chodron’s commentary on Shantideva’s “The Way of the Bodhisattva”. Continue »

'Dakini Power' Book Discussion Group

June 24th

This book offers personal reflections and life stories from 12 contemporary female Tibetan Buddhist teachers, featuring Pema Chodron, Roshi Joan Halifax, Tsultrim Allione, and Karma Lekshe Tsomo, among others. Each meeting will focus on 2 of the women. Continue »

'Becoming Bodhisattvas' Book Discussion Group

July 15th

This group will be reading “Becoming Bodhisattvas” (previous printed as “No Time to Lose”) Pema Chodron’s commentary on Shantideva’s “The Way of the Bodhisattva”. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

July 16th

This hour long practice of chanting and meditation is simple and quite powerful in its direct approach to basic goodness. The Sakyong composed this practice to deepen our personal and social connection with basic goodness. Continue »

'Becoming Bodhisattvas' Book Discussion Group

August 19th

This group will be reading “Becoming Bodhisattvas” (previous printed as “No Time to Lose”) Pema Chodron’s commentary on Shantideva’s “The Way of the Bodhisattva”. Continue »

Online Acharya Talk: A Year of Deepening in Compassion

August 25th—September 1st

The Shambhala Acharyas have offered to lead the community in a year-long series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

October 13th

This hour long practice of chanting and meditation is simple and quite powerful in its direct approach to basic goodness. The Sakyong composed this practice to deepen our personal and social connection with basic goodness. Continue »