All Programs

End of Year Ritual: Mamo Chants (for Members)

February 13th—February 22nd

Shambhala Day (February 24th this year) marks the end of one year's cycle and the beginning of a new one. To dispel the karmic accumulation of personal and societal chaos at the year's end, students are encouraged to practice as much as possible Continue »

Neutral Day: Uncovering Sacred Space

February 23rd

Help invite the dralas into our physical space and restore our good nature - all the fresh cleanliness hiding beneath the layer of dust or piles of clutter - before celebrating Shambhala Day! Continue »

Shambhala Day: Year of the Iron Mouse - Monday

February 24th

This holiday celebration marks the beginning of the new year and is one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. Members and friends are invited to join us for our annual New Year Celebration! Continue »

Shambhala Day: Year of the Iron Mouse - Saturday

February 29th

Community celebration to mark the beginning of the Tibetan New Year. This is one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. Members and friends are invited to join us for our annual New Year Celebration! Continue »

Full day Nyinthun: Meditation with Readings from the Rain of Wisdom: the Vajra Songs of the Kagyu Gurus

with William Wooding & Janet Romaine

March 8th

On this annual day of remembrance we celebrate the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, one of the three great lineages of Shambhala. We will mix the nyinthun practice of sitting and walking meditation with reading and chanting The Rain of Wisdom. Continue »

Teacher Gathering

March 15th

Opportunity for the teachers and meditation instructors to gather and share Continue »

Understanding Harm, Trauma and Healing

March 16th—April 6th

For community leaders and members to learn about and engage in discussion about how these important topics can help us build a healthier and safer community. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend III: Warrior in the World

March 20th—March 22nd

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 »

Our House is on Fire: Responding to the Climate Crisis

with Irene Woodard

March 28th

A day of conversation, contemplation, and engagement Continue »

Community Day - Save the Date

May 2nd

Food and discussion about what's important for our community right now Continue »

Living Kindness: An Evening with Kevin Griffin

with Kevin Griffin

May 4th

An evening with guest speaker Kevin Griffin, author of "Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World" hosted by Boston The Heart of Recovery Group. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend IV: Awakened Heart

May 15th—May 17th

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 »

Save-the-date: Kilung Rinpoche Talk

May 20th

Venerable Kilung Rinpoche will offer a talk at the Boston Shambhala Center. More details to come soon. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend I: The Art of Being Human

May 30th—May 31st

Shambhala Training is a secular meditation training that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. Touch in with your inherent goodness and humanity with this weekend training. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend V: Open Sky

June 26th—June 28th

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 »

Community Day - Save the Date

August 8th

Food and discussion about what's important for our community right now 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 »