All Programs

Learn to Meditate

with Richard Brown & Ruth Blackburn & Austin Seeley

February 5th—December 3rd

Drop-in program the first Sunday of each month. Learn the view and practice of Shamatha, or calm-abiding, mindfulness meditation, which stabilizes the mind and synchronizes mind and body. Continue »

Moonbeams: Mahamudra Elixir - Nature of the Dynamic Mind [ONLINE]

with Elizabeth Callahan

October 16th—January 8th (2024)

Focus on key points in Moonbeams of Mahamudra, with a special emphasis on mahamudra instructions for practicing with mind's dynamic qualities: thoughts, emotions, mind’s expressive power, and display. Restricted to those with pointing out instruction. Continue »

A World Beyond Ego: Mahayana Study of Shunyata, Emptiness and Compassion [ONLINE]

with Mary Lang & Jim Wilton

October 19th—December 2nd

Study key Mahayana teachings from the Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma on Emptiness and Compassion. Continue »

Holiday Book Sale and Pop Up Store

December 2nd—December 9th

Exciting new Pop Up Store plus our Annual Holiday Book Sale Fundraiser. Check our website for hours and days Continue »

Practicing Peace in Times of War [In Person]

with Judy Vreeland

December 9th

Is peace a state of fortunate circumstances, or a way of engaging with the circumstances of the world? Continue »

Family Practice

with Max Roberts-Zirker & Sarah Mae Gibbons & Erin Carter & Aaron Wickenheiser

December 10th

Program for parents and children to explore family life as a place of practice. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation [In Person @ BPL Hyde Park Branch]

with Richard Brown

December 16th

Learn this foundational life-skill in person at the Hyde Park library. Continue »

Children's Day: Community Winter Solstice Gathering

December 23rd

At a time of year when the night is longest, the Shambhala Center will be decorated with twinkling lights and a special shrine representing the dignity of the family, and the joy and creativity of the youthful heart. All are welcome! Continue »

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Weekend [In Person]

with Frank Ryan & Susan Ryan

January 6th—January 7th (2024)

When we open up to our full experience we start to recognize our habitual patterns and also begin to discover fearlessness. We can actually free ourselves from the patterns that constrain the brilliant, compassionate, mindful warrior within. Continue »

The Path of Meditation: Making Friends with Your Mind [Hybrid]

with Judy Vreeland & Petri Flint

January 16th—February 6th (2024)

Build a meditation practice based on the essentials of practice as described in Pema Chodron's book "How to Meditate" Continue »