Programs for Pacific Northwest Canada & USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Compassion Meditation & Contemplation

January 16th—July 3rd

This session of meditation, contemplation, and discussion supports our Deepening in Compassion online class. Although our focus is on learnings and reflections arising from the Deepening In Compassion class, this gathering is open to all. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Wednesday Morning Sitting

January 20th—September 1st

ONLINE: As the pandemic continues and as it will likely be several months before most are vaccinated, the Centre is opening up Wednesday Morning Sitting to give people an opportunity to sit for 30 minutes followed by 30 minutes of conversation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Book Study: Lojong Slogans

February 28th—August 1st

This is a free drop-in book study group for all students, practiced and new alike. Please join us! Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Night Open House ONLINE

March 8th—July 26th

Join us ONLINE on Zoom for our weekly Monday Night Open House Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Right Use of Power - Shambhala Online

March 17th—June 30th

This program is based on Dr. Cedar Barstow’s book, "Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics—A Guide and Resource for Professional Relationships," and training program in engaged ethics that teaches four aspects of the ethical use of power. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

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

April 2nd—July 31st

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 »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra ~Monthly Chanting Practice~ONLINE

April 10th—July 10th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is an important text composed by the Vidyadhara (Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche) and is a turning point in his presentation of the buddhadharma in the West. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Tuesday Open House

May 4th—August 31st

Join us ONLINE Tuesday evenings for open meditation, meditation instruction and a dharma talks. In February - The Heart of the Buddha (Feb 9th); The Only Way (Feb 16th); Continuing Your Confusion (Feb 23rd). Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Restart. Reconnect. Refresh.

with John Fox

May 6th—July 1st

Join long-time practitioner John Fox on the first Thursday of each month for guided meditation practice and discussion Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Bellingham Shambhala Center’s book study on Mind Training (via Zoom)

with Shastri Jason Ruvelson

May 11th—June 22nd

We will be studying and pithy slogans known as Lojong, or “mind training”. First brought to Tibet by the Indian teacher Atisha, these core teachings have been studied by Mahayana practitioners as a method to practice the foundational principles of Bodhi Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Deepening in Compassion III: Fearless Garuda - Emptiness & Absolute Bodhicitta

May 15th—July 10th

In Part III of the Deepening in Compassion series - Fearless Garuda: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhicitta - we examine how the power of the Mahayana path—caring for others—arises from clarity about the true nature of reality. No prerequisites - please join u Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Taming the Mind and the Path of Meditation

with Cathryn Stein Abato

June 6th—July 25th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Aging Group - Movies About Aging

June 7th—July 19th

The Portland Aging group is a social group for those who are experiencing aging – whether it be turning 40 or 70. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Ikigai - Summer Book Study [Online]

with Meli-Tashi Happy

June 12th—September 11th

According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai—a reason for living. This summer book study explores these concepts and helps develop community and inspiration for engaging with our own Ikigai. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

KSD: The Paramita of Discipline with Timaree Bierle-Dodds

June 15th

How can our teachings and meditation practice enable us to meet the challenges of everyday life with open minds and hearts? Join us 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 7 to 8:30 pm for guided meditation and an interactive dharma talk and discussion. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Educators Meeting

June 17th

Educators Meeting: - Thursday June 17th 7:00 pm -, Shambhala code of conduct policies https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81462955604?pwd=SlcwMXZ1a1c4SlVSVUtJWW5kNEw1UT09 Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Midsummer Practice Day (hosted by Ocean)

with Meredith Monk

June 19th

Join for a half or full day of online group practice with the Ocean sangha in celebration of the summer solstice. The day will include meditation, a dharma talk and song, and an ikebana demonstration. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

June 19th

Kalapa Ikebana is a contemplative practice in the Japanese art form of flower arranging. These unique teachings combine the traditional forms from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, with the teachings of Shambhala. Open to everyone. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Midsummer's Day Celebration (hosted by Touching the Earth & Shambhala Online)

June 20th

Following a welcome by the Shambhala Board with a Lhasang, we will visit Karme Choling’s lusciously colorful gardens with a tour by Master Gardener Jan Enthoven, and forager friends… Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Midsummer's Day Celebration (hosted by Touching the Earth & Shambhala Online)

June 20th

Following a welcome by the Shambhala Board with a Lhasang, we will visit Karme Choling’s lusciously colorful gardens with a tour by Master Gardener Jan Enthoven, and forager friends… Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Monthly Sunday Women's Sit [Online]

with Rachel DeMotts

June 20th

All women are welcome to join us for meditation and conversation. This is a monthly safe space for us to connect and to practice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 24th

This powerful monthly practice at the time of the full moon is open to all. Participation is free of charge! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

June 24th

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

Death Cafe [Online]

June 26th

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

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Journaling as Practice

with Yuichi Handa

June 27th

No prerequisites. Bring pen, paper and a curious mind. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Deepening Compassion: Maitri & the Four Immeasurables [Online]

with Alan Ness

June 28th—July 26th

Deepening Compassion: Maitri & the Four Immeasurables is the first course of the four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Queer Dharma

July 4th

Queer Dharma is a group for LGBTQI practitioners to study and practice meditation and Dharma and to discuss personal experiences. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

KSD: Discovering Basic Goodness with Ron Schultz

July 6th

How can our teachings and meditation practice enable us to meet the challenges of everyday life with open minds and hearts? Join us 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 7 to 8:30 pm for guided meditation and an interactive dharma talk and discussion. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

July 9th

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

Contemplative Creativity Lab: The Summer of Love Returns

with Joshua Northcutt

July 10th

In Meditation, the connection to the breath connects us to the present moment. Each time we make a mark we connect with the moment of now. In this Contemplative Mark Making Lab, we will practice sitting meditation followed by by experiential exercises. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

July 11th

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 - Shambhala Training Level II

with Acharya Fleet Maull

July 16th—July 18th

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

Learn to Meditate [Online]

with Keith Hitchcock

July 17th

Numerous studies show the benefits of meditation: reduce stress, improve emotional health, lengthen attention span and more. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

July 17th

Kalapa Ikebana is a contemplative practice in the Japanese art form of flower arranging. These unique teachings combine the traditional forms from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, with the teachings of Shambhala. Open to everyone. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

July 23rd

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

Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 23rd

This powerful monthly practice at the time of the full moon is open to all. Participation is free of charge! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Death Cafe [Online]

July 31st

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

Queer Dharma

August 1st

Queer Dharma is a group for LGBTQI practitioners to study and practice meditation and Dharma and to discuss personal experiences. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

August 8th

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

August 8th

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

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Traveling Light - In & Out the Lines of a Poem

with Angela Lloyd

August 14th

This month's Creativity Lab features an exploration of poetry led by Angela Lloyd. All are welcome! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

August 21st

Kalapa Ikebana is a contemplative practice in the Japanese art form of flower arranging. These unique teachings combine the traditional forms from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, with the teachings of Shambhala. Open to everyone. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

August 22nd

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

Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 22nd

This powerful monthly practice at the time of the full moon is open to all. Participation is free of charge! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Death Cafe [Online]

August 28th

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

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level III

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

September 10th—September 12th

Examining our habitual tendencies, we begin to look at our willingness to experience life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness. Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level II. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Shambhala Training (online): Warrior in the World

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

September 10th—September 12th

The Vancouver Shambhala Centre is partnering with Shambhala Online to present The Birth of the Warrior, the second weekend in the Shambhala Training program. Online. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Write Where You Are - An Intro to Writing Practice [Online]

with Debra Dysart

September 11th

A Contemplative Creativity Lab writing workshop. All are welcome! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

September 12th

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

September 19th

Kalapa Ikebana is a contemplative practice in the Japanese art form of flower arranging. These unique teachings combine the traditional forms from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, with the teachings of Shambhala. Open to everyone. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 20th

This powerful monthly practice at the time of the full moon is open to all. Participation is free of charge! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Death Cafe [Online]

September 25th

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]

October 10th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 20th

This powerful monthly practice at the time of the full moon is open to all. Participation is free of charge! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Death Cafe [Online]

October 30th

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 14th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 19th

This powerful monthly practice at the time of the full moon is open to all. Participation is free of charge! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Death Cafe [Online]

November 27th

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]

December 12th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 18th

This powerful monthly practice at the time of the full moon is open to all. Participation is free of charge! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Death Cafe [Online]

December 25th

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

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level V

with Gaylon Ferguson

January 14th—January 16th (2022)

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level IV. Continue »