Programs for Pacific Northwest Canada & USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Bodhisattva Study Group ONLINE

April 13th—December 28th

The Bodhisattva Study Group is open to all students of the dharma who are interested in deepening their understanding of the Bodhisattva path. Texts we're studying include Shantideva's "The Way of the Bodhisattva." Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Werma Feast ONLINE

May 31st—December 13th

The Werma Sadhana is a profound key to understanding and manifesting awake society in our lives. This practice is open to students who have received authorization in advance. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Sunday Morning Sitting Online

September 6th—January 3rd (2021)

Join us for meditation and Maitri practice in an online format. Open to everyone, Just click on the link below to join the online meeting from your device. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Taming the Mind and the Path of Meditation

with Cathryn Stein Abato

September 27th—December 20th

Kate Abato hosts Sunday afternoons of sitting meditation with a reading from The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, volume 1, followed by discussion. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Book Group -Preparing To Die by Andrew Holecek

October 3rd—December 12th

A guided book group discussion of Preparing to Die, Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, by Andrew Holecek. Meets every two weeks through December 12. A companion to the monthly Death Cafe (not required). Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior - with Carolyn Gimian, Judy Lief, Larry Mermelstein, David Nichtern, Susan Piver, and Michael Carroll

October 7th—February 17th (2021)

Join an online global community to explore the possibilities of inspiring sanity and goodness in our world by reading and discussing the seminal text by the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior Continue »

Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre

Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana Course IV - The Third Noble Truth: Freedom from Suffering

November 8th—December 13th

with Acharya Suzann Duquette and Acharya Dan Hessey This class presents the third noble truth, Freedom from Suffering, and begins with an exploration Continue »

100 Mile House Shambhala Meditation Group

Foundations for Freedom: Couse IV - The Third Noble Truth: Freedom from Suffering

with Acharya Suzann Duquette & Acharya Dan Hessey

November 12th—December 17th

This is the 4th in a series of 5 courses exploring the profundity of the early teachings of the Buddha, presenting the third noble truth, Freedom from Suffering and begins with an exploratio of the 3rd Foundation of Mindfulness, Miindfulness of Effort. Co Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

The Third Noble Truth -- Freedom from Suffering

November 16th—December 14th

The Third Noble Truth: Freedom From Suffering - with teachers Acharya Suzann Duquette and Acharya Dan Hessey is part of five courses that make up the year long program, Foundations for Freedom, exploring the profundity of the Hinayana teachings of the Bud Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Virtual Monday Night Open House ~ ONLINE

November 30th—March 29th (2021)

Join us ONLINE from your home for sitting practice while we navigate new territory in staying connected through elctronic technology! IMPORTANT: Zoom has enhanced security and now requires a password. Click into the Program Description. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

An Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage, Part 2

with Walker Blaine

December 3rd—February 18th (2021)

Part 2 of Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage with Walker Blaine. A regional online offering through the Vancouver Shambhala Center. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Virtual Evening Meditation ~ ONLINE ~ Thursday, Friday & Saturday Nights

December 3rd—February 27th (2021)

ONLINE Sitting Meditation on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights while we are closed during Covid social distancing advisories. Robin Rieck will host via Zoom from the Center shrine room. Click for connection information. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Intro to Shambhala Lineage Part II with Walker Blaine

December 3rd—February 18th (2021)

An Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage is a NW regional course, hosted by Vancouver Shambhala, BC, exploring the core elements of the Shambhala tradition. Part 2 will investigate the major figures in the Shambhala tradition by looking in depth at the me Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

An Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage, Part 2

with Walker Blaine

December 3rd—February 18th (2021)

This course explores the core elements of the Shambhala tradition. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Half-Day Sit

December 5th

Join us for this half-day meditation practice, also called a half-nyinthun.  Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Learn to Meditate Workshop: Turning the Mind Into an Ally ONLINE

December 5th

The Learn to Meditate Workshop offers an introduction to meditation, as well as an opportunity for experienced practitioners to refresh their practice, connect with others, and receive individualized instruction and feedback. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Virtual Sunday Morning Meditation ~ ONLINE

December 6th—February 28th (2021)

ONLINE Sitting Meditation on Sunday mornings while we are closed during Covid social distancing advisories. Robin Rieck will host via Zoom from the Center shrine room. Click for connection information. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Aging Group - DEATH: The End of Self-Improvement ONLINE

December 7th—April 19th (2021)

The Portland Aging group, Aging in Enlightened Society, is a social group for those who are experiencing aging – whether it be turning 40 or 70. The group is currently reading DEATH: The End of Self-Improvement by Joan Toliffson. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

A Space of Conversation

December 10th

The intention of this hour and a half is to provide an opportunity for respectful conversation on topics of current or dharmic interest. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Discovering Elegance [Online]

with Steve Saitzyk

December 12th

We will view the short film, Discovering Elegance, directed by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. In it, he demonstrates the art of design, calligraphy, flower arrangement, and object placement in preparing an environmental art exhibit at the Los Angeles Institute Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Monthly Sunday Women's Sit (Online Offering)

with Rachel DeMotts

December 13th

All women are invited to join us for a Women's Sit once Sunday a month beginning on September 13. In Shambhala our aspiration to create enlightened society is for all beings, and at the same time, our wisdom teaches us to care for ourselves and each other Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

ONLINE OFFERING: Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 14th

Although the Sadhana is a vajrayana practice, it is open to everyone, and no previous experience with the practice is necessary. The practice consists of meditation and chanting the Sadhana of Mahamudra text, and lasts about an hour. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Children's Day Celebration with the Shambhala Office of Families and Children

with Irene Woodard

December 20th

Join us for a fun-filled celebration of Children's Day and the Winter Solstice as a way to connect with the cycles of the seasons and the importance of family and children. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Online Offering - A Good Death

December 26th

A thoughtful discussion without expectations about all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Winter Practice Retreat w Shastri Janet Bronstein

December 27th—December 31st

The coldest and darkest days of winter are a time of deep stillness and contemplation. Taking advantage of this precious time, we are offering five half days of online meditation and teachings leading in to the new year. All are welcome! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

ONLINE OFFERING: Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 29th

Although the Sadhana is a vajrayana practice, it is open to everyone, and no previous experience with the practice is necessary. The practice consists of meditation and chanting the Sadhana of Mahamudra text, and lasts about an hour. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

New Year's Sangha Retreat ONLINE

January 1st—January 2nd (2021)

This New Year's Sangha retreat is a time for the Portland Shambhala & Shambhala Oregon Communities to practice together and welcome in the new year. In addition to practicing, the retreat will also include dialogue and visioning about our community. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Foundations of Freedom: Hinayana Class 4 - The Third Noble Truth, Freedom from Suffering

with Acharya Suzann Duquette, Acharya Dan Hessey, John Fox

January 5th—February 2nd (2021)

Contemplating cessation of suffering, we find the accessibility of the Third Noble Truth in what Chogyam Trungpa called "the gap". Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Deepening in Compassion Part II: The Joyful Snow Lion - The Paramitas ONLINE

January 9th—March 20th (2021)

Please join us online at the Portland Shambhala Center for the second course of a four-part series, Deepening in Compassion. Part II introduces the honored Buddhist practices of Generosity, Discipline, Patience, Exertion, Meditation and Prajna/wisdom. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Winter Hootenany [Online]

with Angela Lloyd

January 9th (2021)

Contemplative Creativity lab invites you to our 4th Annual Winter Hootenanny. Bring a story, poem, photo…. all expressions welcome or creative endeavor you would like to share. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Online Offering - A Good Death

January 30th (2021)

A thoughtful discussion without expectations about all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Mamo Chants - Dön Season

February 1st—February 10th (2021)

Come engage in protector practices to dispel the karmic accumulation of personal, social, and environmental chaos in the days preceding the Tibetan New Year, Shambhala Day, on Feb 12th. Open to all! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Online Offering - A Good Death

February 27th (2021)

A thoughtful discussion without expectations about all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. Continue »