All Programs

Learn to Meditate

with Richard Brown & Ruth Blackburn & Austin Seeley

January 7th—December 1st

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 »

Milarepa Day [Hybrid]

February 25th

A day-long holiday celebrating our rich heritage of meditators - all are welcome! We recite excerpts from the Rain of Wisdom (Kagyu Gurtso), which is a remarkable collection of vajra dohas - realization songs. Continue »

The 6 Paramitas: Cultivating the Virtues of Awakening - Profound Treasury, Mahayana Study [ONLINE]

February 29th—April 13th

The six pāramitās are essential expressions of the bodhisattva, and form the basis for the entire bodhisattva path in the practice of Mahayana Buddhism. Continue »

The Sanity of Earth - a bi-monthly climate gathering

with Mary Lang & Dylan Khanal

March 17th

Exploring the precious space between burnout and bypass in addressing the climate crisis, through ritual, council practice and contemplation. Continue »

FREE! The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Weekend Retreat [IN PERSON]

with Andrea Darby & Mary Lang

March 23rd—March 24th

Grounded in the view that human beings are, at the core, fundamentally awake, this retreat helps us see how we discover our own authentic human being in this complex, difficult, yet joyful and alive, world that we live in. Continue »

FREE! Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Weekend [IN PERSON]

May 4th—May 5th

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 »

FREE! Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Weekend [IN PERSON]

June 15th—June 16th

Bringing the mindfulness and awareness of meditation practice into everyday life, alive to our sense perceptions, we can venture into the world with a vulnerability that is fearless, gentle, and awake. Continue »

Midsummer's Day [In Person]

June 22nd

Celebrate the Summer Solstice, connect with the earth, sky and community. Continue »

Harvest of Peace

September 21st

Balancing home, work, social and spiritual lives can be demanding. In this seasonal celebration, we take some time to examine and re-seed our relationship with generosity and abundance which strengthen and sustain us throughout the year. Continue »

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV [IN PERSON]

October 5th—October 6th

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 »

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V [IN PERSON]

November 16th—November 17th

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 »

Children's Day: Community Winter Solstice Gathering

December 21st

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 »