Online Practice

To help reduce the spread of disease, we have moved our programs and gatherings online. Please join us for our weekly practice and study events below

Shambhala Sadhana Practice - ONLINE

October 31st—January 28th

These Full Moon gatherings are for Shambhala members to practice the Shambhala Sadhana in celebration of community and good human society. Continue »

Seeing White

with John Ranco & Judy Vreeland

January 21st—February 18th

Just what is going on with white people? Join an in-depth discussion on the nature of race and racism in America. Continue »

Friday Night Talk: Cultural Humility: Opening the Heart and Listening to Basic Goodness

with Elaine Yuen

January 29th

In our diverse society, we often find ourselves working with individuals who have different qualities, backgrounds, and motivations. Part of our practice is to develop genuine communication and connection with all people Continue »

Commmunity Gathering Addressing Systemic Racism

January 30th

How can the Boston Shambhala Center address systemic racism? After a few months of work in small groups, we're opening the conversation back up to the broader community. We hope you'll join us! Continue »

Shambhala Day 2021: Year of the Iron Ox

February 12th

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 »


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
A weekly group practice of sitting and walking meditation held every Sunday from 10AM until 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.

 

 

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Practice and Affinity Groups

Beginners are welcome and no registration required.

MONDAYS
Heart of Recovery, 7:30-9:00 pm
[ONLINE contact [email protected] for access]
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 Gathering, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
[ONLINE https://zoom.us/j/178320979 ]
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 Sitting, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
[ONLINE https://zoom.us/j/239871535]
During January 2021, Open House will offer a simple sitting practice from 7-8pm.

SUNDAYS
Sunday Morning Meditation: Nyinthün, 10:00 am  – 12:00 pm
[ONLINE https://zoom.us/j/586788974]
A weekly group practice of sitting and walking meditation held every Sunday. Practice 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.

Learn to Meditate, 1st & 3rd Sundays, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
[ONLINE https://zoom.us/j/93786287217]
Bring the simple, yet profound and powerful practice of meditation into your daily life. Learn to Meditate is an introduction to Shamatha, a “calm-abiding” mindfulness practice that stabilizes the mind and synchronizes mind and body.

LGBT Group 
Second Sunday of the month, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
[ONLINE https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87612580048]


If you’re coming for the first time, we welcome you as our guest. After that there is a suggested donation of $5 – $10 which supports our center. Any amount is appreciated

Donate via paypal.me/shambhalaboston 
-or-
venmo: @ShambhalaBoston0015 (use 0015 if it asks you to confirm a phone number)

Programs are open for 15 minutes after the start time. Then they are locked to new participants to protect the practice environment.