Programs for Canada & US: Pacific Northwest Region

Seattle Shambhala Center

The New Saints: From Broken Hearts to Spiritual Warriors [Hybrid]

with Veronica Borgonovi & Chuy Garcia

February 12th—April 29th

6-session book study on Lama Rod Owen's latest book. Join us to read and discuss Lama Rod’s call to become “a spiritual warrior—a human refreshed, serving a vision of a world shaped by love.” Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Our Heart Moments

with James Sacamano

February 12th—March 18th - Date postponed or cancelled

Our Heart Moments—The Power of Shared Glimpses of Basic Goodness in Daily Life Heart moments, or moments that touch the heart, highlight the inherent basic goodness that we all have deep in our core and can experience in small moments in our lives. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I, online

February 17th—March 2nd

The foundation of the Shambhala path, open to all, touching the fundamental essence of being: open, awake, clear, fresh, and tender. Online via zoom, 3 Saturday mornings, 9am - noon. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Milarepa Day

February 24th

Please join us for Milarepa Day, the anniversary of the great Tibetan saint, Milarepa. Together, we'll read aloud the profound songs of the Kagyu lineage masters in the Rain of Wisdom. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

February 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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

February 25th

This powerful monthly practice at the time of the full moon is open to all. Participation is free of charge! Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Pema Chodron "How We Live Is How We Die" online course

with Susan Chapman

February 26th—March 25th

Join Susan Chapman in this five-week online course devoted to Pema Chodron's "How We Live is How We die" Five Monday evenings, Feb 26 - Mar. 25 Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

The Second Noble Truth: The Origins of Suffering Part 1 - Finding Freedom Course 2 [Online]

with Bret Ellerton

February 28th—April 3rd

This is Course 2 of the five-part series, "Finding Freedom", exploring the foundational teachings of Buddhism. No prerequisites, open to all! Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Medicine Buddha and the Five Primal Wisdoms. Level 2

with James Sacamano

February 29th—March 28th - Date postponed or cancelled

There are five basic wisdom energies joining the primal wakefulness in the universe with the workings of ordinary life. Medicine Buddha holds these wisdoms in his heart, as do we. This course helps us go deeper into the functional power of the Medicine Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Open Studio [Online]

with Anne Saitzyk

March 9th

Contemplative Creatitivity Lab is an extension of the Shambhala Art/ Dharma Art teachings. Shambhala Art celebrates art that springs from the meditative mind. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

An Introduction to Spiritual Practices for Dying & Death [Online]

March 9th

Join Chaplain Alley Smith in an online gathering to explore spiritual practices for dying and death. This presentation is open to all practitioners with an emphasis on caregivers.   Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Weekend Retreat Level IV [Hybrid]

with David Sable & Trudy Sable

March 16th—March 17th

Taking the gentleness, fearlessness and clarity of meditation practice into our daily lives. Prerequisites: Level I, Level II, & Level III Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level IV - Hybrid with Shambhala Online

March 16th—March 17th

Trusting further in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level III. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Rental to Chamtrul Rinpoche's community

March 16th—March 17th

Program by Chamtrul Rinpoche, hosted by their community. Continue »

Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre

Awakened Heart - Shambhala Training Level IV

March 22nd—March 24th

In this program, limited to Shambhala Training Level III graduates, we learn to allow our hearts to open so that we can communicate fully with the world. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Heart of Recovery Spring Retreat [Hybrid]

March 23rd—March 24th

Heart of Recovery joins the ancient wisdom of Shambhala Buddhism with the 12-step form in order to support our commitment to the path of recovery from addictive behaviors. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II, online

April 6th—April 27th

Facing the habitual patterns that obscure our basic goodness and sanity: Shambhala Training Level II over four Saturday mornings, April 6,13, 20, 27, online via zoom. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

After Death & Care of the Body [Online]

with Alley Smith & Meli-Tashi Happy

April 6th

This program will explore attended deaths, best practices and what to do in the first 72 hours after a person dies. We also examine after death care: common rituals, rites and practices in Buddhism.  Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Meditation Instructor training - Weekend One

April 13th—April 14th

Weekend One is part of a series of three weekend trainings that are designed as continuing education for already authorized Meditation Instructors, as well as meditation practitioners who are interested in developing as Meditation Instructors. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

The Second Noble Truth: The Origins of Suffering Part 2 - Finding Freedom Course 3 [Online]

with Bob Salskov

April 17th—May 15th

This is Course 3 of the five-part series, "Finding Freedom", exploring the foundational teachings of Buddhism. No prerequisites, open to all! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

April 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 »

Seattle Shambhala Center

The 49 Day Ceremony: A Buddhist Funeral [Online]

with Alley Smith & Meli-Tashi Happy

May 4th

When a Buddhist practitioner dies, in addition to a funeral service that usually occurs on the 3rd or 7th day, there is a 49 Day Ceremony. Join Chaplain Alley Smith in an educational and discussion group to explore the 49 Day Ceremony and common practices Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Introduction to Ikebana: the Contemplative Way of Flowers

with Brooke Pohl

May 4th

Join Sogetsu ikebana teacher Brooke Pohl in exploring Japanese flower arranging in the Sogetsu tradition of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

May 7th

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 »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III, Online

June 1st—June 22nd

Taking the gentleness, fearlessness and clarity of meditation practice into our daily lives. 4 Saturday mornings, online via Zoom Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV

September 14th—October 5th

The fourth program in the Heart of Warriorship, 4 saturday mornings, Sept 14-Oct 5, online via zoom Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Open Sky: Shambhala Training level V, online

November 9th—November 30th

The culmination of the 5-Level Heart of Warriorship program, online via Zoom, five Saturday mornings: Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30 Continue »