Programs for Pacific Northwest USA Region

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Ikebana, the Path of Flowers

with Charles Coghlan

February 16th—September 21st

Ikebana is a truly delightful journey. You are invited to join us for one or all of these monthly classes. NOTE: The January class is cancelled to make space for The Women’s March! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Radical Dharma Book Group

with Michaela McCormick

June 12th—August 21st

Seattle Shambhala Center

Shambhala Sun Camp - Colorado (External Program)

July 18th—July 30th

Shambhala Sun Camp is an outdoor, sleep-away summer camp for children ages 10-16. Since 1984, campers have been returning time and again to experience nature, themselves, and a community where people take care of one another. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Self-guided Retreat

July 22nd—July 28th

We invite you to join us for a self-guided and self-staffed 7-day group retreat right here at our local Center for Sangha members of all levels and practices, starting on Monday, July 22 and ending on Sunday, July 28. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

White Tara: A soothing practice for difficult times

July 25th—August 22nd

 This five-week recorded course, lead by Acharya Judith Simmer Brown introduces the short daily practice of White Tara, one of the most famous bodhisattvas of compassion Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Day Long Buddhist Retreat: All Practices Welcome

July 28th

Join us for this day of meditation which brings together practitioners of the hinayana, mahayana and vajrayana practice paths! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Lojong: Buddhist Teachings on Compassion and Mind Training

with Walter Parker

July 29th—August 26th

. Called "lojong" (Tibetan) or “mind training,” the method is a combination of three basic practices—meditation, a compassion practice called “tonglen,” and contemplation of 59 slogans, grouped into “7 points of mind training.” Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 31st

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Meditation Paddle and/or Drala Hike: Nehalem Bay and Beach

August 3rd—August 4th

Join us Saturday for a Drala paddle in beautiful Nehalem Bay and River, followed by a potluck supper on the beach in Manzanita. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Dharma Study - Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

August 4th—December 22nd

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 »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Level 1

with Layth Matthews

August 17th—August 18th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Trident Book Two practice and study

August 17th

Trident Book Two and Three practice and study Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Bodhicitta & Social Change

with Kaitlyn Hatch

August 24th

During the three hour class we will explore the move from 'I am suffering' to 'there is suffering'. We will examine what Zenju Earthlyn Manuel calls 'the multiplicity of oneness', and how to cut through dualistic thinking and ego-clinging that traps us in Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 30th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Social Meditation Retreat & Training (Details TBD)

August 31st—September 2nd

Social Meditation Program and Facilitator Training (Details TBD) Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Rachel DeMotts & Robert Salskov

September 6th—September 8th

In this weekend, we will be developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, and are increasingly willing to experience our lives without relying on the cocoon. We begin to develop direct sense perceptions and an openness to the world. Continue »

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

with Shastri Rayna Jacobson

September 7th

All are welcome to come receive this wonderful practice, though it is recommended to have had at least one year of meditation practice. The White Tara practice is particularly relied upon in times of domestic and community turmoil and disharmony. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Basic Goodness II: How Can I Help?

with Janet Bass & Rachel DeMotts

September 16th—October 21st

The second Basic Goodness course asks the question, "How can I help?" and explores our relationships with others, an aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

September 16th—October 14th

Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear. Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings on mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. Prerequisite: Joy in Everyday Life. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

The Heart Sutra: A Journey To Emptiness

with Alan Ness

September 19th—October 24th

A 6-class course on The Heart Sutra.  We will explore the ground of prajna, the journey to emptiness, and the fruition of wisdom and compassion.   Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Sarah Addison

September 20th—September 21st

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Meditation in Everyday Life

September 25th—October 23rd

The Meditation in Everyday Life course is designed to provide participants with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in daily life. Open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 28th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Day Long Buddhist Retreat: All Practices Welcome

September 29th

Join us for this day of meditation which brings together practitioners of the hinayana, mahayana and vajrayana practice paths! Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Level 2 Birth of the Warrior

October 4th—October 6th

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

Songs of Experience: Oral Instructions to Awaken the Student Simply and Directly

with Acharya Richard John

October 26th—October 27th

In this weekend program, participants will explore one of three songs of realization recently translated and published in a booklet titled “Songs of Experience”. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level I

October 26th—October 27th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Day Long Buddhist Retreat: All Practices Welcome

October 27th

Join us for this day of meditation which brings together practitioners of the hinayana, mahayana and vajrayana practice paths! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 27th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Rigden: Unconditional Confidence

with Acharya Richard John

November 1st—November 3rd

Part I of the Way of Shambhala culminates in this weekend program, exploring the principles of enlightened leadership as symbolized by the Rigden. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level V

with Shastri Mark Hazell & Susan McConnell

November 15th—November 17th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Day Long Buddhist Retreat: All Practices Welcome

November 24th

Join us for this day of meditation which brings together practitioners of the hinayana, mahayana and vajrayana practice paths! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 26th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Stillness, Imagination, and Spontaneous Brush

with Heather Midori Yamada

November 30th—December 1st

demonstrations and exercises with ink and watercolour to encourage a relaxed approach to spontaneous brushwork on Japanese washis and other papers. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level I

December 14th—December 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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 26th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Day Long Buddhist Retreat: All Practices Welcome

December 29th

Join us for this day of meditation which brings together practitioners of the hinayana, mahayana and vajrayana practice paths! Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Chariot of Mahamudra

with Acharya Richard John

February 1st—February 2nd (2020)

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Mahamudra Retreat

with Acharya Richard John

February 3rd—February 8th (2020)

Mahamudra, the “great seal,” is among the most profound streams of teaching and practice of Vajrayana Buddhism Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Celebrating the Vajrayana

with Acharya Christie Cashman

March 6th—March 12th (2020)

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 »