Programs for Pacific Northwest Canada & USA Region

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Sunday Morning Sitting Online

April 5th—October 25th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Aging in Enlightened Society - The Five Invitations ONLINE

April 6th—November 16th

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 has decided to read and discuss “The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can teach Us About Liv Continue »

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. By feasting together, we can unlock the power and heart of this practice, discovering brilliant awareness on the spot, whatever our circumstance. This practic Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Trident Study & Practice ONLINE

June 13th—October 3rd

This group is restricted for authorized practitioners only. Please contact [email protected] for the Zoom link, to RSVP, and if there are questions. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Deepening in Compassion Part I: The Four Immeasurables ONLINE

July 25th—October 3rd

Learn from senior teachers as they lead us through a series of talks, contemplations and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage. Tonglen, taught by Ani Pema Chodron, will be the main practice. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Virtual Monday Night Open House ~ ONLINE

August 3rd—November 30th

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

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

September 3rd—November 28th

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 »

Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre

Foundations for Freedom (Online)- 2nd Noble Truth - Part 2 - The Wheel of Life, Karma and the 12 Nidanas

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown & Loden Nyima

September 6th—October 25th

Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana Course III - The Second Noble Truth: The Origins of Suffering, Part II - The Wheel of Life, Karma and the Twelve Nidanas You don't need to take the previous courses in the series to register for this course. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

The Second Noble Truth: The Origins of Suffering Part 2

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown & Loden Nyima

September 14th—October 19th

This is the third in a series of five courses that make up the year long program, Foundations for Freedom, exploring the profundity of the Hinayana teachings of the Buddha. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Awakening Through Race, Sexuality and Gender ONLINE

September 17th—October 29th

Please join us for a 7 week exploration of embodied identity on the spiritual path through the reading and discussion of Zenju Earthlyn Manuel’s book The Way of Tenderness: Awakening Through Race, Sexuality and Gender. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Rebecca Hazell & Shastri Mark Hazell

September 19th—October 4th

Shambhala Guide Training Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Virtual Sunday Morning Meditation ~ ONLINE

September 20th—December 6th

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 »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

FOUNDATIONS FOR FREEDOM: THE HINAYANA The Second Noble Truth Part II

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Loden Nyima, John Fox

September 22nd—November 3rd

This online course combines video teachings with live discussion moderated by John Fox, addressing the foundations of buddhism. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level I

with Layth Matthews & Heather Midori Yamada

September 26th—September 27th

The Art of Being Human is the first in the series of Shambhala Training weekends and the first program in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Online Offering - A Good Death

September 26th

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity (Online)

September 27th

On September 27th, we will dedicate our Sunday Morning Open House to sit in solidarity with those who stand against racism. Join us. Continue »

Edmonton Shambhala Centre

Sunday Gathering - Mindful Harvest Feasting: A Harvest of Peace Celebration (Shambhala Online)

September 27th

Join the Shambhala Online Sunday Gathering with Marcella Friel for a Harvest of Peace Celebration featuring a cooking demonstration using typical foods of harvest bounty, along with a conversation about the importance of meal prayers and blessings. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Taming the Mind and the Path of Meditation

with Cathryn Stein Abato

September 27th—December 20th

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

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage

with Walker Blaine

October 1st—November 12th

Join meditators throughout the Pacific Northwest for a series of talks rooted in recorded talks on Shambhala by Walker Blaine and discussions moderated by senior teachers from Centres around the PNW Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Introduction to the Shambhala Linege ~ ONLINE with the Northwest Sangha!

October 1st—November 12th

Sponsored by our sister center in Vancouver, B.C. Each class will be hosted online via Zoom, by a teacher from one of the Northwest Shambhala Centers: Victoria, Vancouver, Bellingham, Seattle, Portland or Nelson. Join fellow practitioners in the region to Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Introducton to the Shambhala Lineage

with Walker Blaine

October 1st—November 12th

Starting Oct 1, the Vancouver Shambhala Centre in conjunction with others centres in the Pacific Northwest will host a series of bi-weekly (Thursday) courses on what Shambhala is all about. The four courses planned are all introductory and will outline Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

ONLINE OFFERING: Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 1st

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 »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Coming to Your Senses ( In person, or Zoom )

with Hamish Tucker

October 1st—October 18th

This program is available to you whether or not you consider yourself an artist or a meditator. The Shambhala Art teachings celebrate art that springs from the meditative mind. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Making Art and Washing Your Socks Are the Same: A Conversation with Marcia Wang Shibata [Online]

October 3rd

People believe making, looking at or buying art is special and maybe sacred, above other kinds of activities like washing socks which is usually thought of as ordinary or mundane. It turns out that from one point of view, these two activities are simulta 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 »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Fabric and Time [Online]

October 10th

With the onset of Covid 19, many people have experienced feelings of isolation and insecurity. Creating art during this time can be both orientating and fulfilling. Connecting to our natural environment can remind us that we are not separate from it. Some Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Aprende a Meditar (Learn to Meditate) ONLINE

with David Parker, Gabriela Cordova, Kristen Mullen, John Smith

October 10th—October 17th

El taller Aprende a Meditar es una introducción a la meditación y brinda la oportunidad de refrescar la práctica a meditadores con experiencia, además de ofrecer a todos la oportunidad de conectar con los demás y recibir instrucción individual y retroalim Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Monthly Sunday Women's Sit (Online Offering)

with Rachel DeMotts

October 11th

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

October 16th

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

Drala Meditation Hike: Powell Butte

October 18th

Take your mindfulness practice into the great outdoors and join fellow hikers in the Shambhala meditation practice of drala. We hike in noble silence while contemplatively attuning and engaging the senses in the phenomenal world around us. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Online)

October 22nd—November 12th

This program is based on Chogyam Trungpa’s teachings on the four foundations, which form a basic approach to shamatha and vipashyana (calm abiding and insight) meditation. The four foundations are mindfulness of: body, feelings, mind and phenomena. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity (Online)

October 25th

We will dedicate our Sunday Morning Open House to sit in solidarity with those who stand against racism. Join us. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Level 2 Birth of the Warrior

October 30th—November 1st

Meditation allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level I. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Online Offering - A Good Death Conversation

October 31st

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

ONLINE OFFERING: Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 31st

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

Monthly Sunday Women's Sit (Online Offering)

with Rachel DeMotts

November 8th

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

Contemplative Creativity Lab: What is Kado? with Marcia Wang Shibata [Online]

November 14th

Kado, often referred to as Ikebana, can be practiced as a contemplative art - a form of “meditation in action”, a creative dance with nature, space, and one’s perceptions. What does that mean and how do we practice it? What is the view of Kado? Join us Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

ONLINE OFFERING: Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 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

Online Offering - A Good Death

November 28th

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity (Online)

November 29th

We will dedicate our Sunday Morning Open House to sit in solidarity with those who stand against racism. Join us. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

ONLINE OFFERING: Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 30th

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

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

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 »

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 »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Online Offering - A Good Death

January 31st (2021)

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