Programs

Online Acharya Talk: A Year of Deepening in Compassion

June 23rd—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 »

Midsummer Day Celebration

June 23rd

Midsummer Day is an opportunity for families and friends in Shambhala to enjoy summer fun together. The day might include picnics, swimming and boating, outdoor sports, and music and dance performances. 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 »

Great Eastern Sun

with Shastri Sandra Ladley

June 29th—June 30th

This is the first program in the Sacred Path series. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

July 1st

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 »

Gentle Yoga

with Judy Hirsh

July 2nd

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 »

'Dakini Power' Book Discussion Group

July 8th

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

July 9th

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 »

Ikebana

with Donna West

July 13th

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 »

'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 »

Gentle Yoga

with Judy Hirsh

July 16th

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 »

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 »

Maitri Bhavana

July 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

July 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 »

Learn to Meditate

August 5th

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 »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

August 15th

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

September 14th

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 »