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Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Wednesday Morning Sitting: OnLine

January 20th—October 6th

ONLINE: Wednesday Morning Sitting will continue online until the Centre opens up to in-person gatherings this Fall. Join us for 30 minutes of meditation followed by 30 minutes of conversation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Book Study: Lojong Slogans

February 28th—December 19th

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

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Tuesday Open House

July 6th—October 26th

Join us back at the Victoria Shambhala Centre for in-person sitting as of July 6, 2021 or ONLINE Tuesday evenings for open meditation, meditation instruction and dharma talks. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV

with Paul Belserene & Phyllis Ohm

September 11th—October 2nd

With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. Prerequisite: Warrior in the World - Shambhala Training Level III Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV

with Paul Belserene & Phyllis Ohm

September 11th—October 2nd

With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. Prerequisite: Warrior in the World - Shambhala Training Level III Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV

with Paul Belserene & Phyllis Ohm

September 11th—October 2nd

The fourth program in the Heart of Warriorship, 4 saturday mornings, via zoom Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Aging Group Potluck & Tea

September 20th - Date postponed or cancelled

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

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

September 20th

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

KSD: Meditation with the Body - A Talk by David Parker

September 21st

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

5 Rhythms Dance

September 24th—September 26th

A transformational weekend dance workshop with therapist and movement specialist Anne Marie Hogya 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 »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Welcome to Autumn - Bagels, coffee, conversation and dharma

with Cathryn Stein Abato

September 26th

Join us in our delightful and well-ventilated new centre to wring in the fall with bagels, coffee, conversation and dharma Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

The Heart Sutra: The Joy of Emptiness [Online]

with Alan Ness

September 27th—October 25th

In this third course of the four-part Deepening Compassion series, we examine how the power of the Mahayana path—caring for others—arises from clarity about the true nature of reality. No prerequisites! Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

The Art of Being Human - Shambhala urban retreat

with Geoff Bannoff

October 2nd—October 3rd

The Heart of the Shambhala path of meditation in daily life, presented in a one-and-a-half day mini urban retreat Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Sunday Morning Sitting: Online

October 3rd—November 28th

After 18 months being online, in-person Sunday Morning Sittings will resume in the meditation hall at the Shambhala Centre. Participants will have an opportunity to practice sitting and walking meditation from 10:00-11:00 then participate in a dharma exer Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Queer Dharma: Seeking an Embodied Caring Morality

October 3rd

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

October 6th

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

Moving Presence: Contemplative Movement Practice [Online]

with Helena Pellisé

October 9th

Contemplative Movement practice integrates meditation, dance improvisation and Shambhala Art to synchronize body & mind, connect with our inherent creativity and manifest our authentic presence. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

October 10th

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V

with Ginny Evans & Mark Hazell

October 16th—November 13th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind—a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Prerequisite: Open Heart Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Open Sky: Shambhala Training level V

with Ginny Evans & Mark Hazell

October 16th—November 13th

The concluding program in the Good Morning Shambhala Heart of Warriorship program Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V

with Ginny Evans & Mark Hazell

October 16th—November 13th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind—a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Prerequisite: Open Heart Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Learn to Meditate [Online]

with Keith Hitchcock

October 16th

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Book Study - Dreams of Light [Online]

October 16th—January 15th (2022)

Please join us for a Book Study on the daytime practice of Lucid Dreaming by Andrew Holecek. We will meet once a month, October through January, for facilitated discussion, led by Andrea D'Asaro. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Buddhadharma Without Credentials class

with Ron Greenberg

October 18th—November 15th

Five week class. In each class we listen to a talk by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, then have a discussion. Led by Ron Greenberg. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

KSD: The Paramita of Exertion - A Talk by Timaree Bierle-Dodds

October 19th

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 »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Shambhala, Sacred Path of the Warrior class

with Geoff Bannoff

October 19th—November 23rd

Shambhala, Sacred Path of the Warrior, a book by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, looks at meditation and living with mindfulness, bravery and tenderness. We explore this book together. 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

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

October 20th

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

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

October 23rd

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

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

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

November 4th

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

Queer Dharma

November 7th

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Learn to Meditate [Online]

with Keith Hitchcock

November 13th

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Creativity Lab: Contemplative Photography [Online]

with Darryl Burnham

November 13th

Coming to our senses, with a camera in hand, we can express a connection to our ordinary life with a photograph. Stopping in stillness we are inspired to capture something found in a moment that we appreciate. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

November 14th

We will dedicate our Sunday Morning Meditation 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

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

November 19th

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

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

November 20th

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 »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level IV

with Acharya Mathias Pongracz

November 26th—November 28th

Trusting further in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level III. 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

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

December 3rd

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

4 Dharmas of Gampopa: Richard John

with Acharya Richard John

December 3rd—December 5th

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Queer Dharma

December 5th

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

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Vajrayana Program : Richard John

with Acharya Richard John

December 6th—December 8th

Seattle Shambhala Center

Learn to Meditate [Online]

with Keith Hitchcock

December 11th

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

December 12th

We will dedicate our Sunday Morning Meditation 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

December 18th

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]

December 18th

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

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 »