All Programs

Joy in Everyday Life

with Shastri Diana Evans, Jim Katz, Mr. Kris Talluto

January 15th—February 12th

Through this 3rd class in The Way of Shambhala, we will explore the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion towards others, and we will begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Continue »

Ngondro/Werma Group Practice Weekend

January 31st—February 1st

This weekend is designed for Shambhala tantrikas to complete group practice requirements for ngöndro or Werma practice. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

February 6th—February 8th

Shambhala Training is a secular meditation training that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. Interested in the art of being human? Continue »

End of Year Ritual - Vajrakilaya

February 8th—February 17th

A companion practice to the year-end practice of Mamo Chants, authorized vajrayana practitioners gather to recite the short practice of Vajrakilaya. Continue »

End of Year Ritual - Mamo Chants

February 8th—February 17th

Shambhala Day marks the end of one year's cycle and the beginning of a new one. To dispel the karmic accumulation of personal, social, and environmental chaos at the year's end, we recite the Mamo chants together for ten days prior to Shambhala Day. Continue »

Neutral Day: Uncovering Sacred Space

February 18th

We will gather together as a community for the traditional activity of Neutral Day: Cleaning! Cleaning before the Shambhala New Year is a way of attracting positive energy into the environment. Join in the fun! Continue »

Shambhala Day

February 19th

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the new year of the Wood Sheep and is one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. Members and friends are invited to join us for our annual New Year's Celebration! Continue »

The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma - The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion

with Frank Ryan & Nealy Zimmermann

February 26th—April 9th

This class explores what it means to move from the Hinayana path of individual liberation to the Bodhisattva Warrior Path of the Mahayana. Continue »

Milarepa Day

March 7th

A day-long holiday celebrating our rich heritage of meditators - all are welcome! On this day, it is traditional to recite the entire Rain of Wisdom (Kagyu Gurtso). The Rain of Wisdom is a remarkable collection of vajra dohas - realization songs. Continue »

Becoming A Shambhala Person

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

March 13th—March 15th

In this weekend, we will explore the foundations of path and learn about refuge and bodhisattva vows. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

March 19th—April 16th

This fourth class in the Way of Shambhala curriculum focuses on the application of fearlessness in our everyday lives, and correlates to the teachings on emptiness in the Buddhist tradition. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level IV - Awakened Heart

March 27th—March 29th

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 »

Art of Hosting: Social Technologies for Practicing Enlightened Society

with Marguerite Drescher, Gabrielle Donnelly, Ashley Goodwin, Jennifer Woodin

April 17th—April 19th

This Art of Hosting is for regional Shambhala leaders and is a 3-day participatory training designed to enrich and support the practice of society, as we continue to turn the flower of Shambhala outward. Continue »

Wisdom of the Feminine in Shambhala

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

April 26th

In this one day retreat, we will contemplate the feminine and masculine principles from the tradition of Shambhala Buddhism, and holders of these principles in our lineage. This program has prerequisites. Continue »

Golden Key

with Shastri Myra Woodruff

April 30th—May 3rd

This program is based on a Shambhala text that works with our relationship to the “material world” and our sense perceptions. It teaches the practice of enriching presence—the ability to instantly sense the inner wealth within oneself, phenomena, and the Continue »

The Road Home: Talk and Book Signing

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern & Susan Piver

May 8th

Please join Ethan Nichtern for a lively talk and signing of his new book 'The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path'. Shastri Nichtern will also be joined by senior Shambhala teacher and bestselling author Susan Piver. Continue »

Assistant Director Training

with Shastri Bill Brauer

June 12th—June 14th

For those ready to embark on the path of teaching by learning to be an Assistant Director of Shambhala Training. Continue »