Programs for Northeastern States USA Region

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Monthly Meditation Workshop - First Wednesdays

January 2nd—December 4th

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center offers a regular monthly meditation workshop for both new and experienced meditators. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Members Monthly Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice and Pot Luck

January 19th—December 14th

Gathering for Members of the White River Shambhala Center to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Mukpo Institute: Spring Semester

with Acharya Suzann Duquette, Ashe Acharya John Rockwell, Acharya Michael Greenleaf, Shastri Bill Brauer

February 17th—May 11th

A semester of Buddhist study and practice under the direction of Acharya Suzann Duquette, Shastri Bill Brauer, and senior teachers from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Profound Treasury study: Liberation from Suffering and Developing Bodhicitta

with Mary Lang, Nealy Zimmermann, Jon Wyman

February 25th—April 1st

The first volume of The Profound Treasury, The Path of Individual Liberation, presents the Hinayana, the core Buddhist teachings on the practice of meditation, the reality of suffering, and the possibility of liberation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Joy in Everyday Life

with Elissa Kane

February 28th—March 28th

Through study and practice of these teachings on discipline and the traditional Buddhist teachings of the Mahayana, we step out of the trap of our habitual patterns, free ourselves from confusion, and cultivate the noble heart of compassion. Continue »

Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

Finding Contentment within Ourselves: in Brunswick

with Sarah Chandler & Kathy Bither

March 5th—April 2nd

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

The Three Jewels: The Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha

with Charlotte Brodie

March 7th—March 21st

What does it mean to become a Buddhist? This three-session class introduces the basic principles of the three jewels and is an introduction to Buddhism for anyone. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

A Year of Deepening Compassion Part 1: The Four Limitless Ones. Live-stream talks by the Shambhala Acharyas

with Diana Evans & Travis Detour

March 10th—April 21st

The path of the Bodhisattva Warrior begins with developing affection for ourselves and expands this to others, dissolving the barriers that divide us. Continue »

White River Shambhala Center

Read and Discuss: The Future is Open: Good Karma, Bad Karma, and Beyond Karma, by Chogyam Trungpa

with Mark Mounts & Ellen Hollyday

March 12th—April 16th

Read in class and discuss a part each week. Drop in to any or all. THE FUTURE IS OPEN adds to the understanding of karma through its emphasis on the importance of transcending karmic cause and effect through meditation and awareness as a path of awakening Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Reflections on Silver River: The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva

with Mark Seibold

March 12th—April 30th

Within the Tibetan tradition the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva by Tokmey Zangpo is a famous contemplation on how to engage the bodhisattva path of working for the benefit of others. In this meditation practicum we will engage Tokmey Zangpo’s ver Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Weekly Dharma Gathering

March 13th—June 26th

All are welcome to join these weekly events, which include guided meditation, a talk by a featured guest teacher, and concluding with discussions. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Weekthun: A Week of Meditation

with Acharya Suzann Duquette & Ethan Nichtern

March 15th—March 23rd

with Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette and Ethan Nichtern Open to everyone! Learn to understand your mind and emotions with this in-depth introduction to mindfulness-awareness meditation and Shambhala Meditation. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Third Wednesday Maitri (metta ) Practice

March 20th—August 21st

In the practice of maitri (or in Pali, metta,) we cultivate (bhavana) loving-kindness (maitri) towards ourselves and others. Continue »

Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

Outrageous and Inscrutable - in Brunswick

with Jane Arthur

March 22nd—March 24th

No longer afraid of making mistakes, the unconventional and visionary perspective of the outrageous warrior combines with the skill of spontaneous inscrutability to create benefit for others on a large scale. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Race, Racism & Racial Inequality Group

March 23rd

The purpose of these meetings is to create a safe and brave space for honest conversations about race. Held monthly, this gathering is an open forum facilitated by the organizers with prompts for reflection, sharing, and discussion on the issues of race Continue »

Karme Chöling

Shambhala Training Retreat: The Four Dignities

with Shastri Donna Williams

March 26th—April 2nd

The warrior, having learned to rest in basic goodness, rouses energy to engage with the larger world guided by the teachings of the four dignities (Meek, Perky, Outrageous, and Inscrutable). Continue »

Karme Chöling

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Henry Chapin

March 26th—March 29th

In this pivotal program, we allow our hearts to be touched without closing down, and from this place, we learn that our inner experience and our outer experience are not so different after all. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Shambhala Training: Meek

with Shastri Donna Williams

March 26th—March 28th

The warrior, having learned to rest in basic goodness, rouses energy to engage with the larger world guided by the teachings of the dignity of Meek. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Making Your Way Back Home, Shambhala Training Levels IV - V

with Henry Chapin

March 26th—April 1st

The last 2 of 5 levels of the Heart of Warriorship, a seminal path of training rooted in the ancient meditation practices & wisdom teachings of the Shambhala tradition & created for the challenges of our modern, everyday existence. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Shambhala Wednesday Night: Developing Exertion on the Path of Meditation

with Michael Stephens

March 27th

Informal Talks and Conversation About Life, Mindfulness, & Society. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Shambhala Training: Perky

with Shastri Donna Williams

March 28th—March 30th

The warrior, having learned to rest in basic goodness, rouses energy to engage with the larger world guided by the teachings of the dignity of Perky. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Henry Chapin

March 29th—April 1st

In this cumulative program, we learn that communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness sharpens. We find the open clear sky of mind, a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Shambhala Training Weekend III: Warrior in the World

with Jon Wyman & Alexandra Vlasic

March 29th—March 31st

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Shambhala Training: Outrageous and Inscrutable

with Shastri Donna Williams

March 30th—April 2nd

The warrior, having learned to rest in basic goodness, rouses energy to engage with the larger world guided by the teachings of the dignities of Outrageous and Inscrutable. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Community Field Trip to the Guggenheim

March 30th

Join us for a field trip the Guggenheim in NYC to see the Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future exhibit. It is amazing! Continue »

Montpelier(US) Shambhala Meditation Group

Open House

April 3rd

April Open House -- Establishing Your Meditation Practice Continue »

Karme Chöling

Parinirvana Day

April 4th

Come celebrate the life of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche on the anniversary of his death. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Kado, The Way of Flowers

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

April 5th—April 7th

Discover and cultivate the source of creativity and learn how to express this in flower arranging. Kado is a meditative, contemplative understanding of self, nature, space and perception. No prior knowledge nor training in flower arranging is needed. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Kado, The Way of Flowers - Extended Retreat

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

April 7th—April 9th

A deeper exploration of the principles and practice of Kado. Attendance at Kado, the Way of Flowers, or prior Kado training, is a pre-requisite. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Sit, Walk, Write: Half-Day Contemplative Writing Retreat

with Ellen Rook

April 7th

Inspired by Natalia Goldberg's 'The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language,' join us for a morning meditation, movement and writing retreat. All welcome, Instruction will be provided. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Mudra Space Awareness

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

April 12th—April 16th

Unlock your inherent freedom and discover the unbound fearlessness that lies in all. Mudra Space Awareness is an energetic sequence of group exercises designed by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

The Trekchö Instructions of Yeshe Tsogyal

with Acharya Richard John

April 12th

For Shambhala Tantrikas, explore these pith instructions for cutting through to primordial purity received by Yeshe Tsogyal Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

April 12th—April 14th

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 »

Karme Chöling

Garden Apprentice Program

with Jan Enthoven

April 13th—November 7th

Entering its seventh year, the Garden Apprenticeship Program at Karmê Chöling is a unique six-month residential program of contemplative gardening through close mentorship with Master Gardener Jan Enthoven. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Chariot of Mahamudra

with Acharya Richard John

April 13th—April 14th

Deepen your meditation practice through the simple and direct experience of the mind of the Mahamudra tradition of vajrayana Buddhism Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Open Board Conversations

with Sarah Kimball & John Ranco

April 18th

Meet and discuss with members of the board what is important to you Continue »

Karme Chöling

Weekthun (Half-Dathun: Week 1)

with Cara Thornley & Caroline DeMaio

April 19th—April 27th

This meditation retreat is the first week of a half-dathün. It fulfills the weekthün practice requirement for those on the Shambhala Buddhist path. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Half Dathun: Two Weeks of Meditation

with Cara Thornley & Caroline DeMaio

April 19th—May 4th

Open to everyone! Expand your understanding of your mind, emotions, and heart in this in-depth meditation retreat. Attend the first week, or the full two weeks Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Power, Monarchy, Hierarchy: A Shambhala Community Exploration

with Alexandra Vlasic & Kate Raddock

April 20th—April 21st

Join us for a weekend to explore the confluence of societal power dynamics and Shambhala teachings on power, monarchy, and hierarchy. Open to the Shambhala community. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Learn to Meditate - Weekend Edition

with Ryu Yoshida

April 21st

Weekend version of Learn to Meditate class. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels 1 - 2

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

April 22nd—April 24th

Students will be introduced to traditional Outer and Inner Qigong from two systems - The Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels 1 - 3

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

April 22nd—April 26th

Karme Chöling

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Level 3

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

April 24th—April 26th

Karme Chöling

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Level 4

with Sophie Leger

April 26th—April 28th

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

April 26th—April 28th

Shambhala Training Level V or Open Sky introduces the vastness of mind and the possibility of continuously communicating with the world gently and fearlessly. Through opening up fully, our awareness is sharpened and we discover the clear sky of mind: Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Social Meditation with Nick Kranz

with Shastri Nick Kranz

April 26th—April 28th

The foundation of enlightened society is being unashamed of who you are. This weekend intensive will be an exploration in creating enlightened culture through the practice of social meditation, a newly evolving way to experience meditation as a form of cu Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Community Members Gathering

April 27th

This gathering of members will include practice, conversation and a chance to hear from each other in a format call Open Space which allows for multiple discussions to occur together. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Qigong Level 5

with Eva Wong

April 28th—April 30th

Students will be introduced to traditional Outer and Inner Qigong from two systems - The Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Embodying the Tao in your Qigong

with Eva Wong

April 30th—May 5th

In this program, we will use the practices of qigong to embody and understand the energies of yin and yang, the five elements, and the bagua in our body. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Raising the Tents - Volunteer Weekend

May 1st—May 5th

Join the Karmê Chöling Staff for a weekend of raising tents and meditation as we set up our Summer campground. Meals and accommodations are included! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Meditation and the Creative Mind: Coming to Our Senses

with Ellen Rook

May 2nd—May 23rd

Discover a path to genuine spontaneity and unselfconscious expression in this four-week course that offers both meditation and meditation-in-action exercises all designed to help you better connect to the presence of things, the world, and yourself. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Shambhala Training Weekend IV: Awakened Heart

with Dr. Brian McCorkle

May 3rd—May 5th

With trust 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. We can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Sacred Path: Outrageous and Inscrutable

with Timothy Quigley & Ellen Rook

May 10th—May 12th

The Four Dignities describe how warriors develop insight and strength that enables them to further shed their cocoons and engage fully in the world. Understanding how the dignities unfold can inspire one's journey and enable one to discern, with awareness Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Shastri Sharon Keegan & Bill McPheters

May 14th—June 4th

This course explores our relationships with others, our aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation. We look at a Shambhala understanding of society, and what enlightened society may be. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

May 17th—May 19th

The practice of mindfulness awakens a powerful transformational potential in our hearts and minds. The Art of Being Human retreat provides both practical instruction for meditation practice and a view of how that practice can manifest in our lives. Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Shastri Bill Brauer & Ella Reznikova

May 17th—May 19th

Having learned not to turn away from fear, we can extend this strength into everyday life situations. We learn that we can apply our practice to whatever arises, developing more confidence in all aspects of our world. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Regional Acharya Retreat

May 18th—May 21st

This is a gathering of senior teachers of the lineage from Northeastern North America. All Shambhala international acharyas are invited to attend this gathering. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Tip of the Arrow: Scorpion Seal 10 Practice Retreat (Repeat Participants)

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

May 22nd—June 2nd

Further manifest the fruition of the Werma Sadhana. This retreat is for those who have already received the Scorpion Seal 10 practices Continue »

Karme Chöling

Celebrating the Vajrayana

with Acharya Christie Cashman

June 5th—June 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 »

Karme Chöling

Embodying Community Accountability: Principles of Harm Reduction

with Shastri Trinley Busby

June 14th—June 16th

During this retreat we will endeavor to maintain the supreme spacious view of Basic Goodness, but our focus will rest on the practical and relative truth of conduct (action). Continue »

Karme Chöling

Japanese Archery for Teens and Tweens

with Grace DiNapoli

June 21st—June 23rd

Teens and tweens learn to build confidence and improve focus all while cultivating beginner?s heart. Combining physical and mental exercise, working with a bow and an arrow strengthens core muscles, hand-eye coordination, and is a lot of fun. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Shambhala Training Weekend V: Open Sky

with Susan Ryan

June 21st—June 23rd

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind, a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Summer Arts Half-Dathun: Two Weeks of Meditation

with Lance Brunner

June 28th—July 13th

Open to everyone! Expand your understanding of your mind, emotions, and heart in this in-depth meditation retreat. Attend one, two, or all four weeks. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Learn the Art of Japanese Archery: Kyudo First Shot

with Lucy Halverson

June 28th—June 30th

Kyudo, the Way of the Bow, is one of the oldest arts of the Japanese tradition of contemplative warriorship. The practice of kyudo begins with first shot and the cultivation of beginner's heart. Continue »

Karme Chöling

Summer Arts Dathun: Week 1

with Lance Brunner

June 28th—July 6th

Karme Chöling

Kyudo Assembly

with Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XXI

July 3rd—July 7th

Kyudo practitioners are warmly invited to Seiko Kyudojo's third Kyudo Assembly with Kanjuro Shibata XXI. Here is a special opportunity to meet with Sensei and join together in a retreat setting for an extended period of group practice and fellowship. Continue »