Programs for Pacific Northwest Canada & USA Region

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Tuesday Open House

March 31st—September 1st

Join us on Tuesday evenings for open meditation, meditation instruction and a dharma talk. All are welcome, Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Sunday Morning Sitting Online

April 5th—August 16th

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—August 24th

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 »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Medicine Buddha & the Five Wisdoms Online

with Dr. James Sacamano

May 11th—September 14th

Here we will explore how the practice of Medicine Buddha and working with the Five Wisdom Energies work with each other to help us turn obstacles into path Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Virtual Monday Night Open House ~ ONLINE

May 18th—August 31st

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 »

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 »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

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

July 3rd—August 29th

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

Virtual Sunday Morning Meditation ~ ONLINE

July 5th—August 30th

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

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 »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Honey in the Temple (Class Series) [Online]

with Ladan Yalzadeh

August 16th—August 30th

In this three-class series, we will explore our inherent sanity and joy by connecting with our senses and our bodies. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

ONLINE OFFERING: Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 17th

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 »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Final Talk on The Second Noble Truth: The Origins of Suffering

August 23rd

This is the final talk of the second course of the five-course series Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

ONLINE OFFERING: Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 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 »

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 »

Seattle Shambhala Center

ONLINE OFFERING: Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 17th

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: Oak Island Trail Hike & Crane Viewing

September 26th

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 »

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

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

October 10th—October 17th

This workshop presents how “peaceful abiding” meditation enables us to cultivate our mind’s inherent stability, strength and clarity.  It includes practical instructions for developing a strong meditation practice. 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 »

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 »