Programs for Pacific Northwest USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Dharma Study - Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

August 4th—March 15th

Join us for a book study group on Trungpa Rinpoche’s landmark book: Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism. Beginning with the introduction, we will be going through the book chapter by chapter, with facilitation by one of our center teachers. Continue »

Edmonton Shambhala Centre

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Susan Boychuk & Blake H

January 22nd—February 19th

The Meditation in Everyday Life course provides participants with introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. Open to everyone - a good introduction to meditation! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Mamo Chants - Dön Season

February 13th—February 22nd

This year Shambhala Day is Monday, February 24th, marking the beginning of a new annual cycle. To dispel the karmic accumulation of personal, social, and environmental chaos at the year's end, all students are encouraged to practice as much as possible in Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

MAMOS CHANTS ~ Fresh Start for the Year of the Iron Mouse ~ 10-Evenings Chanting Practice

February 13th—February 22nd

A traditional Tibetan Buddhist chanting practice done in the ten-day period before the beginning of the Tibetan Lunar New Year. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Buddhadharma Without Credentials

with Ron Greenberg & Joan Cawsey

February 13th—March 12th

This series of five classes based on early talks given by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche will interest new meditators as well as experienced practitioners. Continue »

Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre

The Joy of Letting Go - Release Fear, Dissolve Expectations and Embrace an Open-Hearted Life

February 16th—March 22nd

How can we hold the suffering of others without drowning in their pain or losing our own sanity? Traditional Buddhist teachings developed an answer for this question many centuries ago: the bodhisattva path. A bodhisattva is someone who has a longing in Continue »

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

Wheel of Life 5-week class

with Didier Gohler & Ron Schultz

February 17th—March 16th

Five-week course on the Wheel of Life. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Aging in Enlightened Society - '63 Up' Discussion & Potluck

February 17th

Join the Aging in Enlightened Society group for a discussion and potluck at David Parker and Annie Popkin's house after viewing "63 Up," the latest in Michael Apted's "Up" series of documentaries. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Ikebana, the Path of Flowers

with Charles Coghlan

February 22nd—March 21st

Ikebana is a truly delightful journey. You are invited to join us for one or all of these monthly classes. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Neutral Day Cleaning

February 23rd

The day before Shambhala Day is considered neutral and is a traditional time to clean and refresh one's home and shrines in preparation for the coming year. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Community Clean-up Day

February 23rd

Join us for a fun day together to make our center clean, tidy, and uplifted for Shambhala Day! Continue »

Edmonton Shambhala Centre

Future of the Edmonton Shambhala Centre - Community Meeting

February 23rd

Please join us for this important community meeting to discuss the future of the Edmonton Shambhala Centre Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Shambhala Day Live Broadcast: The Year of the Iron Mouse

February 24th

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the New Year, which is one of the most important days of the Shambhala tradition. On the morning of Monday, February 24th, community members are invited to gather to mark the day with a lhasang and viewing of a live br Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Shambhala Day 2020 - Year of the Iron Mouse

February 24th

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year and is one of the most important observances in the Shambhala Buddhist community. Everyone is welcome to attend part or all of our celebration of the Year of the Iron Mouse! Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Day Celebration 2020 ~ Welcome the Year of the Iron Mouse!

February 24th

Join us for our annual Pot Luck celebration of the Tibetan New Year ~ the first day of the Year of the Iron Mouse. PLEASE NOTE the earlier time of 5:30 pm for Monday Night. All are welcome ~ bring a dish to share! Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Level 2 Birth of the Warrior

with Bill Gaston & Susana Mendes Duarte

February 28th—March 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

Shambhala Day Celebration: The Year of the Iron Mouse

February 29th

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the New Year, which is one of the most important days of the Shambhala tradition. We will celebrate in full as a community with a replay of the broadcast from Monday, gratitude and acknowledgments, an astrological read Continue »

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Day Celebration

March 1st

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the New Year and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. This year, Open Sky will be celebrating Shambhala Day on March 1st , 2020. Please join us to bring in the New Year! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Seattle Shambhala 2020 Weekthun: Celebrating the Vajrayana

with Acharya Christie Cashman

March 6th—March 12th

Throughout this week-long retreat, we will explore how wrathful, peaceful, and effortless vajrayana methods “touch the fruition,” and thus remind us of our inherent wisdom. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Rain of Wisdom Practice - Milarepa Day at KCC

March 7th

Lama Eric Triebelhorn, who recently become the resident Lama at Kagyu Changchub Chuling invited us to join KCC on Saturday, March 7th, along with other Portland Kagyu practitioners. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level I

March 14th—March 15th

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

Community Gardening Day

March 15th

Please join us at the Seattle Shambhala Center to work outdoors at our center and refresh our environment. The more the merrier! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Guide Training at Victoria (B.C.) Shambhala Centre

with Shastri Rebecca Hazell & Shastri Mark Hazell

March 20th—April 4th

A training program for those who wish to become Shambhala Guides or those who wish to review their previous training. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Guide Training

with Shastri Rebecca Hazell & Shastri Mark Hazell

March 20th—April 4th

A training program for those who wish to become Shambhala Guides or those who wish to review their previous training. Open to all in the Canadian Pacific South West and those beyond that area who wish to attend. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Janet Bass

March 20th—March 22nd

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. 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. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Jizo and White Tara Retreat

with Acharya Susan Chapman

March 21st—March 22nd

This weekend retreat is primarily for mothers and/or fathers who have suffered the loss of a newborn or unborn child in pregnancy, through miscarriage or abortion, or of a baby in the first months of life. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Shambhala Training - The Art of Being Human

with Geoff Bannoff

March 28th—March 29th

The first in a series of contemplative workshops for both beginner and experienced meditators. We explore the profound practice of sitting meditation with an attitude of trust in our basic nature. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Stillness, Imagination and Spontaneous Brush , Part II

with Heather Midori Yamada

March 29th

2020 March 29th VSC Contemplative Art Workshop by Heather Midori Yamada ‘Stillness, Imagination and Spontaneous Brush II” We continue our explorations of ink and watercolour on larger format Japanese washi preceded by guided m Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Janet Bass & Katie Derthick

March 30th—April 27th

This course is part of the "Everyday Life" series of the Way of Shambhala path of training. The course includes guided meditation, talks, and open discussion of the challenges that meditators face in their practice. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Sexual Harm, Trauma, and the Healing Journey

with Susan McConnell, Acharya Noel McLellan, Basia Solarz

April 5th—April 26th

In this Shambhala Online program, we will watch a presentation with Robert Wright, Basia Solarz and Acharya Noel McLellan, Robert Wright guides us into an understanding of the depth and pervasiveness of sexual abuse in modern society, the nature and stage Continue »

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

From Shame to Contentment in Everyday Life

with Linda Willow & Jackie Lucas

April 6th—May 4th

In a world filled with greed, suspicion, and depression, seeking contentment seems like a fleeting and far-fetched notion. Shame is like an invisible web of doubt of ourselves and other's goodness; rarely acknowledged, yet so debilitating. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Windhorse

with Dan Peterson

April 17th—April 19th

The practice of raising windhorse opens the heart and refreshes one's confidence by learning to harness the energy of vast mind. Thus, one can bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Level 2 Birth of the Warrior

April 17th—April 19th

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 »

Edmonton Shambhala Centre

One Day Meditation Retreat: Creating a Culture of Kindness

with Acharya Dan Hessey

April 18th

We invite you to join us for this one-day meditation retreat focusing on the Mahayana teachings of Buddhism. For new as well as seasoned meditators. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level III

May 22nd—May 24th

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 »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level IV

June 26th—June 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 »