Programs for Mid-Atlantic States USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Profound Treasury: The Path of Individual Liberation Monthly Book Group

with Ellen Rook

September 17th—June 17th

Monthly Book Group on basic Buddhism: the first volume of The Profound Treasury, The Path of Individual Liberation, presents the Hinayana, the core Buddhist teachings on the practice of meditation, the reality of suffering, and the possibility of liberati Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra (New Moon)

January 5th—December 26th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra, a liturgical text, is practiced on the new moon days. It was written with the expressed intention of overcoming the obstacles of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and the world. Continue »

West Chester Shambhala Meditation Center

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Aaron de Long

April 4th—May 2nd

An introductory course focusing on cultivating a gentle and friendly relationship with our everyday lives. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Training the Mind and Awakening the Heart: The Practice of Lojong

with Christian Gregory & Jayne Sutton

April 8th—May 13th

Lojong—which means ‘mind training’ in Tibetan—provides a potent framework for bringing kindness and compassion into daily life. These teachings are an indispensable set of tools for cultivating the awakened heart of compassion and wisdom. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

April 23rd—May 21st - Date postponed or cancelled

This course presents practical tools for understanding and transforming fear, and shares the view that fear can serve as an opportunity to develop unconditional confidence. Prerequisite: Joy in Everyday Life Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Social Meditation with Nick Kranz

with Shastri Nick Kranz

April 26th—April 28th

The foundation of enlightened society is being unashamed of who you are. This weekend intensive will be an exploration in creating enlightened culture through the practice of social meditation, a newly evolving way to experience meditation as a form of cu Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Mindfulness and Singing

with Shastri Alexander deVaron

April 26th—April 27th

Through mixing mindfulness and singing, we synchronize body, speech and mind, and reveal our innate human goodness. This workshop will include meditation practice, individual vocal exploration, group warm-ups, improvisation, rounds and songs. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Mindfulness and Singing (Friday Night Talk Only)

with Shastri Alexander deVaron

April 26th

Join us for a introductory talk on mixing mindfulness and singing as a means to synchronize body, speech and mind. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Weekend III: Warrior in the World

with Jennifer Parde & Paul Benson

April 26th—April 28th

Shambhala Training Weekend III is the third retreat weekend in the highly acclaimed Shambhala Training curriculum. Completion of Shambhala Training Weekend II is a prerequisite for this program. "To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

A Weekend of Contemplative Arts

with Shastri Alexander deVaron

April 26th—April 28th

In two workshops, this weekend of contemplative arts will explore bringing mindfulness to singing and awakening our sense perceptions for building resilience and enjoying life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Uncovering Whiteness, Dismantling Racism: A Half-Day Retreat for White-Identified Meditators

with Caverly Morgan, Ethan Nichtern, David Perrin

April 27th

Why is it all-too-easy to be blind to our own whiteness: privilege, bias, and ignorance, when it comes to race? Uncovering whiteness may sound like an oxymoron given that whiteness infuses all aspects of our culture and is systemically institutionalized. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Coming to Our Senses

with Shastri Alexander deVaron

April 28th

Reducing stress and building resilience doesn't have to be a solitary project. We can invite the world to help us. This workshop will mix brief talks, discussion, experiential exercises and meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Meditation and the Creative Mind: Coming to Our Senses

with Ellen Rook

May 2nd—May 23rd

Discover a path to genuine spontaneity and unselfconscious expression in this four-week course that offers both meditation and meditation-in-action exercises all designed to help you better connect to the presence of things, the world, and yourself. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Learn to Meditate

with Beth Hook

May 2nd

On the first Thursday of each month, receive guided instruction in the fundamentals of meditation. First-time visitors as well as anyone seeking a refresher are welcome. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Vajrayana Weekend at Sky Lake

May 3rd—May 5th

All Shambhala tantrikas are warmly invited to a weekend retreat of vajrayana group practice at the Sky Lake Lodge. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group

May 4th

All women are welcome to join the Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group for our monthly gathering! Light breakfast & socializing starts at 9am; participant-led program is 10-11:30 am. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Member Circle

May 4th

Shambhala Center members are warmly invited to a quarterly member community circle to check in with one another. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Community Gathering - Haiku Hike at the Cylburn Arboretum

May 5th

Our theme for 2018-2019 is "Kindness, Community, and the Wisdom of the Elements." Join us for FAMILY DAY AND BODHI SCHOOL each month for children from Age 2 years to High School, "Parenting as a Path" discussion group, and potluck lunch. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Deepening Compassion Part Two: the Paramitas

May 5th—July 14th

Register on our calendar page for this event to join in with the group continuing studies in compassion and mindfulness. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part 2: The Six Paramitas

May 5th—July 14th

The Shambhala Acharyas lead the community in a series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from Buddhist Mahayana teachings on the Six Paramitas of the the bodhisattva warrior. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Procrastination

with Elissa Kane

May 7th—May 28th

I was going to put a description of this class up on the website but then decided I would do it later. If you can empathize with this feeling, you might want to take this class. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

with Shastri Alexander deVaron

May 7th

The lineage practice of White Tara, long popular in Kagyu and Nyingma communities, is particularly relied upon in times of domestic and community turmoil and disharmony, and when personal or family health is threatened. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Art Part 3 - The Creative Process

with Joann Herson & Shastri Alexander deVaron

May 10th—May 11th

Facing a blank piece of paper, an empty stage, an idle instrument, or an unplanted garden, we welcome the open space of not knowing. Part Three explores how man connects heaven and earth through calligraphies and object arrangements. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV

May 10th—May 12th - Date postponed or cancelled

In Awakened Heart, our natural curiosity takes us deeper as our hearts open and we learn to communicate with our world, allowing ourselves to be touched without closing down in fear. Prerequisite: Warrior in the World – Shambhala Training Level III Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Fundamentals of Buddhism: The First Turning Teachings

with Chris Montone

May 11th

The earliest teachings of the Buddha presented a schema for understanding why there is suffering and the way out. In this one-day offering, we'll explore what Shakyamuni Buddha taught in this First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Radical Responsibility by Fleet Maul

May 11th

Radical Responsibility - the May online book club choice of Shambhala Online Continue »

Shambhala Center of Lexington

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Shelley Heinz & Mary Jo Gatton

May 13th—June 3rd

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Jonathan Herson

May 17th—May 19th

Shambhala Training Level I is the beginning of the Way of Shambhala path - a series of weekend retreats and weekly companion courses that are an effective way for students of any tradition to learn to meditate. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Learn to Meditate - Weekend Edition

with Ryu Yoshida

May 19th

Weekend version of Learn to Meditate class. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Damian Ubriaco & Virginia Fisher

May 30th—June 27th

Meditation in Everyday Life is a five-week class designed to help new meditators (including those who have never meditated before) develop a regular practice and bring the benefits of mindfulness to their daily lives. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group

June 1st

All women are welcome to join the Baltimore Shambhala Women's Group for our monthly gathering! Light breakfast & socializing starts at 9am; participant-led program is 10-11:30 am. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Contentment in Everyday Life

June 4th—July 2nd

This introductory course is an experiential training in mindfulness and appreciation. By opening to our natural state of being, we begin to feel a simple worthiness that makes life less forced and more enjoyable. Open to everyone. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Weekend Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Edward Hargadon

June 7th—June 9th

In Shambhala Training Weekend IV: Awakened Heart, we learn how to open our hearts so we can communicate more fully with the world. Rather than using our experiences as an occasion to regenerate habitual patterns, we can use them as reminders to further wa Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Shastri Jerry Webster

June 8th—June 9th

This urban retreat will introduce and deepen instruction on basic mindfulness meditation practice, and help new and experienced meditators alike incorporate practice into their daily lives. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Phone Distraction

with Elissa Kane

June 15th

Though powerful as a tool when used with discernment, for many of us our cell phones have proven to be the great distractor from boredom, stillness, the present moment - and thus happiness. Join us for our morning as we blend mindfulness practices with ou Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Hard Times: Simple Courage & Natural Bravery - Weeklong Retreat

with Jude Robison, Marilia Marien, Joseph Arnold

June 22nd—June 28th

In this week-long retreat, you will explore the sitting practice of meditation, along with contemplative practice and embodied exercises,You can work with the retreat leader to customize your sitting time and practice days. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Discovering True Courage: Not Afraid of Who We Are - Weekend

with Jude Robison, Marilia Marien, Joseph Arnold

June 22nd—June 23rd

Discovering true courage begins with making friends with ourselves. By developing a sense of wellbeing and appreciation for ourselves, we open a doorway to compassion and appreciation of others and our world. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Hard Times: Simple Courage & Natural Bravery - Day 3

with Jude Robison, Marilia Marien, Joseph Arnold

June 24th

In this week-long retreat, you will explore the sitting practice of meditation, along with contemplative practice and embodied exercises,You can work with the retreat leader to customize your sitting time and practice days. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Hard Times: Simple Courage & Natural Bravery - Weekdays

with Jude Robison, Marilia Marien, Joseph Arnold

June 24th—June 28th

In this weekday retreat, you will explore the sitting practice of meditation, along with contemplative practice and embodied exercises,You can work with the retreat leader to customize your sitting time and practice days. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Hard Times: Simple Courage & Natural Bravery - Day 4

with Jude Robison, Marilia Marien, Joseph Arnold

June 25th

In this week-long retreat, you will explore the sitting practice of meditation, along with contemplative practice and embodied exercises,You can work with the retreat leader to customize your sitting time and practice days. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Tonglen Tuesday

with Judith Johnson

June 25th

Join us for Tonglen practice tonight led by one of our senior students. Continue »

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center

Hard Times: Simple Courage & Natural Bravery - Day 5

with Jude Robison, Marilia Marien, Joseph Arnold

June 26th

In this week-long retreat, you will explore the sitting practice of meditation, along with contemplative practice and embodied exercises,You can work with the retreat leader to customize your sitting time and practice days. Continue »

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Chris Kreeger

July 12th—July 14th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC

Shambhala City Weekthün

with Shastri Jerry Webster

July 27th—August 2nd

Open to all! Join us for all or part of this week-long practice intensive. This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen one's meditation practice without going far from home. Continue »