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Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Aging Group - Death: The End of Self-Improvement

December 7th—May 17th

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 is currently reading DEATH: The End of Self-Improvement by Joan Toliffson. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Taming the Mind and the Path of Meditation

with Cathryn Stein Abato

January 3rd—May 30th

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

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—June 30th

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 »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

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

January 28th—May 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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Community Conversation: Belonging in Shambhala

January 29th—June 2nd

This conversation is a chance to experience the range of ways that we feel belonging and not belonging within Shambhala. The Shambhala Community Conversations series is an independent initiative of the Shambhala Process Team. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Virtual Sunday Morning Meditation ~ ONLINE

January 31st—May 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

Community Conversation: Shambhala Governance

February 24th—May 30th

This first conversation in a series initiated by the Shambhala Process Team’s Governance Models Working Group is an open exploration of our community’s experiences, aspirations and questions around governance. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Community Conversation: Shambhala Practice & Study Paths

February 27th—May 20th

We will discuss our own experiences within and aspirations for Shambhala's practice and study paths. We will connect and listen deeply, and share what themes emerge with Shambhala's community and leadership, so that our voices enrich the ongoing conversat 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—May 31st

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 »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

An Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage, Part 3

with Walker Blaine

March 18th—May 13th

This course looks at the meaning and nature of lineage, and at how it provides transmission of the teachings. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Gender Dynamics: Conversations on Gender & Sexuality in the Three Yanas of Buddhism [Online]

with Chuy Garcia & Rachel DeMotts

March 18th—May 28th

A three-month course exploring gender and sexuality in the three Buddhist vehicles through facilitated local discussion, recorded talks, and live interactive sessions with senior teacher Holly Gayley and others. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Special Guided Meditations ~ ONLINE

with Tonya Pepper

April 6th—June 1st

Join us once a month for an opportunity to learn and practice a variety of guided meditations based on Calm Abiding practices from the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. 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

Community Conversation: Taking Conduct to Heart

May 13th—June 2nd

In this conversation, we will draw on the Code of Conduct, and on our personal experiences of both good conduct and misconduct in Shambhala. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level I

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

May 14th—May 16th

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. This version is offered online with Acharya Arawana Hayashi. 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 »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

May 15th

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

Taking Conduct to Heart: Seattle Code of Conduct Overview [Online]

May 16th

These orientations are for members, friends, or anyone who identifies as part of the Shambhala community. Please join us as we reflect on how we can support each other in deepening our practice as a sangha, go through an overview of the components of Sham Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

KSD: Be Grateful to Everyone with David Parker

May 18th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

STABILIZE Your Practice or LEARN TO MEDITATE

May 22nd

This introductory meditation program gives practical instructions for living in an awakened way, which connects us with our mind’s inherent stability, clarity, and strength. Ideal for beginners as well as those who would like to stabilize and deepen their Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

May 26th

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

May 26th

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Taking Conduct to Heart: Seattle Code of Conduct Overview [Online]

May 27th

These orientations are for members, friends, or anyone who identifies as part of the Shambhala community. Please join us as we reflect on how we can support each other in deepening our practice as a sangha, go through an overview of the components of Sham Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Death Cafe [Online]

May 29th

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

Outdoor Community Meditation at Kenilworth Park

May 30th

Please join our first in-person socially distanced meditation session of the season, followed by socializing and refreshments. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Learn to Meditate [Online]

with Keith Hitchcock

June 5th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Queer Dharma

June 6th

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]

June 10th

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: Slow Handwriting - A Contemplative Practice [Online]

with Barbara Bash

June 12th

Our handwriting is a form of artistic expression that is accessible, unique and reflective of who we are in this moment. Drop in to this close at hand visual voice and discover the creative self. 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 »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

June 13th

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

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

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 »

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 »

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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

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

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 »

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

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 »

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

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

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

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 »