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Due to the spread of the coronavirus, Covid-19, the Boston Shambhala Center is not hosting programs at our center. See “Where to begin” below, or the “Classes & Programs” tab to see what is being offered online. The following link further describes our responses and suggestions for safety.

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Shambhala Boston is part of a global community which aspires to awaken kindness, goodness and wisdom within society. This vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness.

Addressing harm in the Shambhala community.

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Where to begin?

These programs are by donation – any amount is appreciated
paypal.me/shambhalaboston
-or-
venmo: @ShambhalaBoston0015
(use 0015 if it asks you to confirm a phone number)

MONDAYS
Heart of Recovery
7:30-9:00pm
A weekly gathering bringing together Buddhist meditation practice and recovery. Open to all—meditation practitioners from all traditions and Twelve Step practitioners from all programs.

TUESDAYS
30’s and Under
7:30-9:00pm
https://zoom.us/j/178320979
An opportunity to connect with other young people in the Boston area who are interested in meditation. The evening begins with instruction and meditation practice. Sitting meditation is followed by Social Meditation, which is an embodied exploration of bringing meditative awareness into our interactions with others

WEDNESDAYS
Open House
7:00 – 8:30pm
https://zoom.us/j/239871535
Join us for ongoing drop-in classes based on Pema Chödrön’s classic book on Buddhist meditation practice, The Wisdom of No Escape. The book is a series of beautiful and simple practice talks on how to be both brave and gentle with ourselves. The session includes instruction and sitting meditation, guided discussion, and

SUNDAYS
Nyinthün, open meditation
10:00am-11:30am
https://zoom.us/j/586788974
weekly group practice of sitting and walking meditation held every Sunday from 9AM till noon. The morning begins and ends with a short set of traditional group chants and includes a dharma reading and a practice of compassion for those who have instruction in Tonglen.

Introductory Classes: See Beginner Calendar

Read more about Getting Started.


Featured Programs

[ONLINE] The Wisdom of No Escape - Ongoing Drop In Class for Newcomers and Community Members

March 18th—April 29th

Join us for ongoing drop-in classes based on Pema Chödrön’s classic book on Buddhist meditation practice, The Wisdom of No Escape.  The book is a series of beautiful and simple practice talks on how to be both brave and gentle with ourselves. Continue »

FULL - Profound Treasury Mahayana Study: The Six Paramitas [ONLINE]

with Mary Lang, Nealy Zimmermann, Judith Vreeland

March 26th—May 7th

“Paramita practice is based on human decency, and how to be in the world and help others who are suffering… Paramita practice is the essence of how to be a bodhisattva.” –Chӧgyam Trungpa, Rinpoche Continue »

What Can We Rely On? Advice from the Buddha and Atisha

with Acharya Richard John

April 25th—April 26th - Date postponed or cancelled

Explore one of the Buddha’s most profound and practical teachings - "The Four Reliances" - supporting students on who and what to trust to guide their path Continue »

Being Strategic, Practical, and Ethical in These Challenging Times

with Eva Wong

October 4th

Winning is desirable, but if a victory means sacrificing integrity, honor, and compassion, it is no victory at all. Continue »