Programs for Pacific Northwest USA Region

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Ikebana, the Path of Flowers

with Charles Coghlan

February 16th—September 21st

Ikebana is a truly delightful journey. You are invited to join us for one or all of these monthly classes. NOTE: The January class is cancelled to make space for The Women’s March! Continue »

Juneau Shambhala Center

A Year of Deepening in Compassion, Part 2

May 5th—July 14th

The Joyful Snow Lion: the Paramitas, is the second course of the four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. This course includes an exploration of Relative Bodhicitta and how we put our aspiration into action with the practice of the Par Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

DEEPENING IN COMPASSION ~ Part 2 ~ The Joyful Snow Lion and the Paramitas

May 5th—July 14th

A Twice-Monthly Shambhala Online Series with Live Talks by Shambhala Acharyas on Sunday mornings. The May 19th class will probably be rescheduled due to a weekend program at the Bellingham Center. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Joy in Everyday Life

with Sarah Addison & Keith Hitchcock

May 13th—June 17th

The third class of the In Everyday Life Series. As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Radical Dharma Book Group

with Michaela McCormick

June 12th—August 21st

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Radical Responsibility: Mindfulness for Personal and Social Transformation

with Acharya Fleet Maull

June 14th—June 16th

In a safe and supportive environment, we will examine the ways in which fear and survival-based habitual patterns get in the way of realizing happiness and fulfillment in our relationships, careers, and life altogether. We will explore simple yet powerful Continue »

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

Center Vitality Meeting, Sun. June 16th @ 12:30 pm

June 16th

We invite all to attend the Center Vitality meeting with your ideas, creative minds and/or interest to help. Continue »

Open Sky Eugene Shambhala Meditation Group

Midsummer's Day, Sat. June 22nd @ 3 pm

June 22nd

Celebrate the Summer Solstice with a lhasang, BBQ, games, and other festivities. New member, Will Vanlue, and his wife Lea and their kids Charlie & Ada are hosting at their home in Springfield. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Midsummer Day Celebration

June 23rd

Please join us at the Seattle Shambhala Center for the Midsummer Day celebrations with friends and family. On this occasion, we will delight in being together at our beautiful center that is teaming with flowers, where all our senses come alive as we obse Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Community Nyinthun: All Practices Welcome

June 30th

Join us for this day of meditation which brings together practitioners of the hinayana, mahayana and vajrayana practice paths! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Be, Awake, Create: Creating as a Life Practice

with Rebekah Younger

June 30th

You're invited to examine your personal creative process through the felt experience of now/heaven, here/earth and the energy generated when you join the two together through your active attention. The workshop will include contemplations, awareness exerc Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 2nd

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Taste of Buddhist Basics: A Three Part Summer Series

with Thomas Gaylord, Janet Bass, Ben Hines

July 8th—July 22nd

Please join us for one, two, or three Monday nights in July to study and explore foundational Buddhist teachings. Each night will focus on a different topic with a different teacher. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Confidence Beyond Concept: A Mudra Space Awareness Workshop

with Greg Heffron

July 13th—July 14th

The Buddha’s ‘first foundation’ for mindfulness was our body. The discipline of Mudra Space Awareness challenges us to see that even highly trained meditators aren’t always able to relate in a direct way with bodily experience. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Shambhala Sun Camp - Colorado (External Program)

July 18th—July 30th

Shambhala Sun Camp is an outdoor, sleep-away summer camp for children ages 10-16. Since 1984, campers have been returning time and again to experience nature, themselves, and a community where people take care of one another. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow, A Public Talk & Demonstration (Friday night only)

with Toby Bernal & Dr. Claudelle Glasgow

July 19th

Join Toby Bernal for a Friday night talk and demonstration of Kyudo, "the Way of the Bow". Kyudo is the ancient discipline of Zen archery. "The main point of kyudo practice is to polish your heart, deeply." Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow

with Toby Bernal

July 20th—July 21st

Learn the art of Kyudo in this weekend program. Kyudo, The Way of the Bow, is the ancient discipline of Zen archery. A standing form of meditation, Kyudo is unlike sport archery in that hitting the target counts for little. In Kyudo, the target serves onl Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

A Taste of Daoism: a Day of Daoist Lifestyle and Tea Appreciation

with Michael Busby

July 20th

Explore the simple and spiritual practice of Daoist Tea Appreciation with Michael Busby Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Lojong: Buddhist Teachings on Compassion and Mind Training

with Walter Parker

July 29th—August 26th

. Called "lojong" (Tibetan) or “mind training,” the method is a combination of three basic practices—meditation, a compassion practice called “tonglen,” and contemplation of 59 slogans, grouped into “7 points of mind training.” Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 31st

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Level 1

with Layth Matthews

August 17th—August 18th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 30th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 28th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Community Nyinthun: All Practices Welcome

September 29th

Join us for this day of meditation which brings together practitioners of the hinayana, mahayana and vajrayana practice paths! Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level I

October 26th—October 27th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Community Nyinthun: All Practices Welcome

October 27th

Join us for this day of meditation which brings together practitioners of the hinayana, mahayana and vajrayana practice paths! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 27th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level V

with Shastri Mark Hazell & Susan McConnell

November 15th—November 17th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level IV. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Community Nyinthun: All Practices Welcome

November 24th

Join us for this day of meditation which brings together practitioners of the hinayana, mahayana and vajrayana practice paths! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 26th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 26th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We chant a liturgy composed by Shambhala's founder, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Community Nyinthun: All Practices Welcome

December 29th

Join us for this day of meditation which brings together practitioners of the hinayana, mahayana and vajrayana practice paths! Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level I

—August 18th

The Art of Being Human is the first in the series of Shambhala Training weekends and the first program in the Way of Shambhala curriculum. Continue »