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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 »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

The Path of Mahamudra, as taught by The Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

with Acharya Susan Chapman & Martin Evans

January 2nd—February 6th

Exploration of Trungpa Rinpoche's Mahamudra teachings, presented by Martin Evans and Susan Chapman. Open to all Shambhala trantrikas. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Excellent At The Beginning class

with Ron Hilburn

January 3rd—January 31st

5 week class based on Khenpo Karthar presentation of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, in book Excellent at the Beginning. Of interest to new and seasoned meditators Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Profound Treasury Vol. 1 reading and discussion

with Cathryn Stein Abato

January 5th—February 9th

Kate Abato will host afternoons of sitting meditation, with a reading from the Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Vol. 1, followed by discussion. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Awakening the Heart II: The Joyful Snow Lion and The Paramitas

with Acharya Susan Chapman

January 7th—February 4th

This drop-in course is the second of a four-part program that offers a comprehensive introduction to the teachings and practices of Mahayana Buddhism. Open to the Public Continue »

Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre

The Skillful Dragon:Lojong and Compassionate Action Part 4 of A Year of Deepening Compassion

January 8th—February 5th

The spiritual path does not lead to non-activity and withdrawing from the world. In the Shambhala tradition, the master warrior is profoundly engaged. He or she can rest in space, but doesn’t hold on to that experience. Rather, the increased relaxation an Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

The Bodhisattva Vow - Class to Explore and Prepare

with Jenny Warwick

January 9th—February 6th

What does it mean--to aspire to be a bodhisattva? A Thursday Evening Class with Jenny Warwick, delving into the path of a bodhisattva, and what it means to take such a vow. For anyone who has taken their Refuge Vow. Continue »

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

From Stress to Sanity: Mindfulness for Today's World

with Linda Willow

January 10th—January 31st

Please join us to learn how to apply mindfulness meditation in our daily lives. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

January 13th—February 10th

This course is designed to provide participants with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in daily life. Mindfulness meditation practice can bring greater stability, strength, and clarity. Open to everyone. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Ikebana, the Path of Flowers

with Charles Coghlan

January 18th—March 21st

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

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Chariot of Mahamudra

with Acharya Richard John

January 31st—February 2nd

Mahamudra, the "great symbol," is among the most profound traditions of vajrayana Buddhism, but it is also an extremely simple and direct way to deepen your meditation practice. Open to All. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

8 Day Mahamudra Retreat

with Acharya Richard John

January 31st—February 8th

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

Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre

Birth of the Warrior - Shambhala Training Level 2

with Cameron Wenaus

January 31st—February 2nd

Having experienced a taste of Basic Goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice 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 »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

How We Communicate Matters - Mindful Communication for Effective, Kind and Vibrant Communities

with Greg Heffron

February 1st—February 2nd

Based on the work presented in Acharya Susan Gillis Chapman’s The Five Keys to Mindful Communication, this workshop will unravel some of these basic misunderstandings and offer us methods to reconnect first with ourselves, and then to those in our communi Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Five mornings of sitting meditation

with Geoff Bannoff

February 4th—February 8th

Five mornings of sitting and walking meditation.  A brief practical talk on meditation practice daily, mid-morning. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Friday Evening Talk Only - Reclaiming Women's Stories of Resilence & Accomplishment

with Acharya Holly Gayley & Richard Merrill

February 7th

As Buddhist practitioners we have heard many stories of accomplished masters, but few about accomplished women, who have remained in the shadows of history. Retrieving these stories can enliven our understanding of the dharma and the various ways that wis Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Reclaiming Women's Stories and the Feminine Principle in Buddhism

with Acharya Holly Gayley & Richard Merrill

February 7th—February 8th

As Buddhist practitioners we have heard many stories of accomplished masters, but few about accomplished women, who have remained in the shadows of history. Retrieving these stories can enliven our understanding of the dharma and the various ways that Continue »

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

Find Your Mind and Feel Human Again!

with Gregory Lubkin

February 7th—February 8th

This retreat is an immersive experience designed for new and returning meditators looking to explore and deepen a mindfulness meditation practice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Shambhala Sadhana Practice and Feast

February 9th

Open to Portland Shambhala Center Members and their families. Friends of Shambhala and other visitors and guests are warmly invited to attend any of our open meditation sessions, which occur each weekday morning, Tuesday evening, and Sunday morning. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Belonging: Holding your Seat in a Divided World

with Shastri Calryn Aston

February 10th

Please join us for this public talk by Shastri Calryn Aston. The Shambhala teachings were offered by the Buddha to guide and empower non-monastic practitioners through times of great personal and social confusion. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Night Event: An Introduction to Tai Chi

February 10th

Following Monday Night Open House, visiting teacher Carol Culpepper will host a discussion to assess the interest level in reestablishing a Tai Chi class at the center. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Refuge and Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Richard John

February 11th

The taking of the Refuge Vow marks one's commitment to the Buddhist path. The taking of the Bodhisattiva Vow is a deepening commitment to work on behalf of relieving the suffering of all sentient beings. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Losar Practice Day (Samden Ling)

February 15th

Samden Ling is holding Losar Practice Day on Feb. 15. Practices range from Mindfulness to Longchen Nyingthig Ngndro, tsok and a few restricted practices. 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

Shambhala Day

February 24th

Save the date for this annual community celebration 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 »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Day Celebration

February 24th

Join us for our annual celebration of the Tibetan New Year ~ the first day of the Year of the Iron Mouse! 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

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 »

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

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 »

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »