Programs

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior - with Carolyn Gimian, Judy Lief, Larry Mermelstein, David Nichtern, Susan Piver, and Michael Carroll

October 7th—February 17th

Join an online global community to explore the possibilities of inspiring sanity and goodness in our world by reading and discussing the seminal text by the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior Continue »

Book Group: "Preparing to Die" by Andrew Holecek

January 9th—March 20th

A guided book group discussion of Preparing to Die, Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, by Andrew Holecek. Meets every other week through December 12. A companion to the monthly Death Cafe (not required). Continue »

Love & Rage Book Discussion Class Series

with Jesus Garcia

January 14th—February 18th

Class Series - Love & Rage by Lama Rod Owens explores a path to liberation by working through anger, rather than avoiding or moving around it. Continue »

Foundations For Freedom: The Hinayana - Course V: The Fourth Noble Truth

January 25th—February 22nd

This is the fifth and final course in a series exploring the profundity of the Hinayana teachings of the Buddha. Continue »

ONLINE OFFERING: Sadhana of Mahamudra

January 28th

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 »

The Art of Being Human - PNW regional online event

with Ginny Evans & Mark Hazell

January 29th—February 20th

The Shambhala Training programs help us develop and nurture meditation practice. We learn mindfulness and awareness in sitting meditation, then bring those into our daily lives. Continue »

Online Offering - Death Cafe

January 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)

January 31st

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

Dön Season 2021 – Live Talks [with Shambhala Online]

February 1st—February 10th

Leading up to Shambhala Day 2021, Shambhala Global Services (SGS) will offer daily practice programs through the entire Dön Season. Join a different Shambhala teacher each day for a talk followed by guided practice. Events are free and open to all. Continue »

ONLINE OFFERING: Sadhana of Mahamudra

February 11th

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: Finding the Empty, Finding the Love [Online]

with Kerry Schwartz & Robert Fox

February 13th

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, which can be a drag for some! In this lab, we will make love notes for ourselves and for another. First, we invite love into our lives by giving ourselves "playtime" as an act of care. Continue »

Shambhala Day Celebration: The Year of the Iron Ox

February 13th

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the New Year, which is one of the most important days of the Shambhala tradition. Join us in an online community celebration! Continue »

Monthly Sunday Women's Sit (Online Offering)

with Rachel DeMotts

February 14th

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 »

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

February 20th

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 »

The Four Immeasurables Practice and Discussion

February 25th

The Four Immeasurables—the cultivation of loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity—are practices that help us develop deeper understanding through contemplation.  Continue »

Online Offering - Death Cafe

February 27th

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

ONLINE OFFERING: Sadhana of Mahamudra

February 27th

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 »

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity (Online)

February 28th

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

Contemplative Creativity Lab: The Power of Choice in Creating [Online]

with Rebekah Younger

March 13th

How we experience freedom of inspiration and spontaneity, while working with limitations, depends on what we choose. Continue »

ONLINE OFFERING: Sadhana of Mahamudra

March 13th

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 »

Monthly Sunday Women's Sit (Online Offering)

with Rachel DeMotts

March 14th

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 »

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

March 20th

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 »

The Four Immeasurables Practice and Discussion

March 25th

The Four Immeasurables—the cultivation of loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity—are practices that help us develop deeper understanding through contemplation.  Continue »

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity (Online)

March 28th

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

ONLINE OFFERING: Sadhana of Mahamudra

March 28th

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 »

ONLINE OFFERING: Sadhana of Mahamudra

April 11th

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 »

Monthly Sunday Women's Sit (Online Offering)

with Rachel DeMotts

April 11th

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 »

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

April 17th

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 »

ONLINE OFFERING: Sadhana of Mahamudra

April 26th

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 »

The Four Immeasurables Practice and Discussion

April 29th

The Four Immeasurables—the cultivation of loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity—are practices that help us develop deeper understanding through contemplation.  Continue »

Monthly Sunday Women's Sit (Online Offering)

with Rachel DeMotts

May 9th

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 »

ONLINE OFFERING: Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 11th

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 »

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

May 15th

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 »

ONLINE OFFERING: Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 26th

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 »

The Four Immeasurables Practice and Discussion

May 27th

The Four Immeasurables—the cultivation of loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity—are practices that help us develop deeper understanding through contemplation.  Continue »

Monthly Sunday Women's Sit (Online Offering)

with Rachel DeMotts

June 13th

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 »

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

June 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 »