Programs

Child Care: Tiny Tigers 2nd Sundays!

June 9th—January 13th (2020)

Tiny Tigers childcare occurs during the Sunday morning community meditation and discussion on the second Sunday of the month. Child care for children 2 years old through pre-school age is led by the Shambhala Parent Cooperative. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Thomas Gaylord & Janine Bloomfield

November 11th—December 9th - Date postponed or cancelled

This course is designed to provide participants with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in daily life. Mindfulness meditation practice can bring greater stability, strength, and clarity. Open to everyone. Continue »

The Dharma and James Baldwin

with Ben Hines, Brad Warren, Veronica Borgonovi

November 14th—December 12th

In 4 evenings, we’ll discuss "The Fire Next Time" and use the Obstacles and Antidotes, traditional Buddhist guide for meditators, to help us open honestly to the full extent of the spiritual impoverishment that racism has brought to all of us in America. Continue »

Weekthün: Portland Urban City Retreat

with Shastri Calryn Aston

November 15th—November 22nd

The Portland Shambhala Meditation Center warmly invites you to explore your innate wisdom, stability, clarity, and strength during our week-long City Meditation Retreat. This retreat is open to everyone - both new and experienced meditators. There are n Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Gregory Wolk

November 15th—November 17th - Date postponed or cancelled

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. Continue »

Privilege, Power, and Protection

with Dr. Claudelle Glasgow & Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls

December 13th—December 14th

Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls and Dr. Claudelle Glasgow offer teachings on the Protector Principle, bringing the ancient and powerful wisdom of Buddhist meditation and dharma to benefit the interrelationships in community. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging

with Shelley Pierce

December 14th

Kalapa Ikebana is a contemplative practice in the Japanese art form of flower arranging. These unique teachings combine the traditional forms from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, with the teachings of Shambhala. Open to everyone. Continue »

Healing and Celebration: A Day-Long Meditation Retreat for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

with Dr. Claudelle Glasgow & Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls

December 15th

Dr. Claudelle Glasgow and Dr. Shanté Smalls will hold a space of sanctuary for BIPoC for a day of discovering the ways the healing process can bring joy, liberation, and celebration through various contemplative activities. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Thomas Gaylord & Janine Bloomfield

January 13th—February 10th (2020)

This course is designed to provide participants with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in daily life. Mindfulness meditation practice can bring greater stability, strength, and clarity. Open to everyone. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala 2020 Weekthun: Celebrating the Vajrayana

with Acharya Christie Cashman

March 6th—March 12th (2020)

Throughout this week-long retreat, we will explore how wrathful, peaceful, and effortless vajrayana methods “touch the fruition,” and thus remind us of our inherent wisdom. Continue »