Programs

Ikigai - Summer Book Study [Online]

with Meli-Tashi Happy

June 12th—September 11th

According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai—a reason for living. This summer book study explores these concepts and helps develop community and inspiration for engaging with our own Ikigai. Continue »

Midsummer Practice Day (hosted by Ocean)

with Meredith Monk

June 19th

Join for a half or full day of online group practice with the Ocean sangha in celebration of the summer solstice. The day will include meditation, a dharma talk and song, and an ikebana demonstration. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

June 19th - Date postponed or cancelled

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 »

Midsummer's Day Celebration (hosted by Touching the Earth & Shambhala Online)

June 20th

Following a welcome by the Shambhala Board with a Lhasang, we will visit Karme Choling’s lusciously colorful gardens with a tour by Master Gardener Jan Enthoven, and forager friends… Continue »

Monthly Sunday Women's Sit [Online]

with Rachel DeMotts

June 20th

All women are welcome to join us for meditation and conversation. This is a monthly safe space for us to connect and to practice. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

June 24th

Although the Sadhana is a vajrayana practice, it is open to everyone, and no previous experience with the practice is necessary. The practice consists of meditation and chanting the Sadhana of Mahamudra text, and lasts about an hour. Continue »

Death Cafe [Online]

June 26th

A thoughtful discussion without expectations about all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. Continue »

Deepening Compassion: Maitri & the Four Immeasurables [Online]

with Alan Ness

June 28th—July 26th

Deepening Compassion: Maitri & the Four Immeasurables is the first course of the four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

July 9th

Although the Sadhana is a vajrayana practice, it is open to everyone, and no previous experience with the practice is necessary. The practice consists of meditation and chanting the Sadhana of Mahamudra text, and lasts about an hour. Continue »

Contemplative Creativity Lab: The Summer of Love Returns

with Joshua Northcutt

July 10th

In Meditation, the connection to the breath connects us to the present moment. Each time we make a mark we connect with the moment of now. In this Contemplative Mark Making Lab, we will practice sitting meditation followed by by experiential exercises. Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

July 11th

We will dedicate our Sunday Morning Open House to sit in solidarity with those who stand against racism. Join us. Continue »

Learn to Meditate [Online]

with Keith Hitchcock

July 17th

Numerous studies show the benefits of meditation: reduce stress, improve emotional health, lengthen attention span and more. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

July 17th - Date postponed or cancelled

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 »

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

July 23rd

Although the Sadhana is a vajrayana practice, it is open to everyone, and no previous experience with the practice is necessary. The practice consists of meditation and chanting the Sadhana of Mahamudra text, and lasts about an hour. Continue »

Death Cafe [Online]

July 31st

A thoughtful discussion without expectations about all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

August 8th

We will dedicate our Sunday Morning Open House to sit in solidarity with those who stand against racism. Join us. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

August 8th

Although the Sadhana is a vajrayana practice, it is open to everyone, and no previous experience with the practice is necessary. The practice consists of meditation and chanting the Sadhana of Mahamudra text, and lasts about an hour. Continue »

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Traveling Light - In & Out the Lines of a Poem

with Angela Lloyd

August 14th

This month's Creativity Lab features an exploration of poetry led by Angela Lloyd. All are welcome! Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

August 21st - Date postponed or cancelled

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 »

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

August 22nd

Although the Sadhana is a vajrayana practice, it is open to everyone, and no previous experience with the practice is necessary. The practice consists of meditation and chanting the Sadhana of Mahamudra text, and lasts about an hour. Continue »

Death Cafe [Online]

August 28th

A thoughtful discussion without expectations about all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. Continue »

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Write Where You Are - An Intro to Writing Practice [Online]

with Debra Dysart

September 11th

A Contemplative Creativity Lab writing workshop. All are welcome! Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

September 12th

We will dedicate our Sunday Morning Open House to sit in solidarity with those who stand against racism. Join us. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

September 19th

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 »

Death Cafe [Online]

September 25th

A thoughtful discussion without expectations about all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

October 10th

We will dedicate our Sunday Morning Open House to sit in solidarity with those who stand against racism. Join us. Continue »

Death Cafe [Online]

October 30th

A thoughtful discussion without expectations about all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

November 14th

We will dedicate our Sunday Morning Open House to sit in solidarity with those who stand against racism. Join us. Continue »

Death Cafe [Online]

November 27th

A thoughtful discussion without expectations about all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

December 12th

We will dedicate our Sunday Morning Open House to sit in solidarity with those who stand against racism. Join us. Continue »

Death Cafe [Online]

December 25th

A thoughtful discussion without expectations about all aspects of death, dying, and living with the conscious awareness of death. Continue »