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Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Wednesday Morning Sitting: OnLine

January 20th—January 26th (2022)

ONLINE: Wednesday Morning Sitting will continue online until the Centre opens up to in-person gatherings this Fall. Join us for 30 minutes of meditation followed by 30 minutes of conversation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Book Study: Lojong Slogans

February 28th—December 19th

This is a free drop-in book study group for all students, practiced and new alike. Please join us! Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Council Meeting (via Zoom)

May 12th—December 8th

Council Meeting (via Zoom) Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Tuesday Open House

July 6th—February 8th (2022)

Join us back at the Victoria Shambhala Centre for in-person sitting as of July 6, 2021 or ONLINE Tuesday evenings for open meditation, meditation instruction and dharma talks. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

5 Rhythms Dance

September 24th—December 19th

A transformational weekend dance workshop with therapist and movement specialist Anne Marie Hogya Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Sunday Morning Sitting at the Centre

October 3rd—January 30th (2022)

After 18 months being online, in-person Sunday Morning Sittings will resume in the meditation hall at the Shambhala Centre. Participants will have an opportunity to practice sitting and walking meditation from 10:00-11:00 then participate in a dharma exer Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Aging Group: Will the Circle Be Unbroken

November 1st—December 20th

The Portland Aging group, Aging in Enlightened Society, is a social group for those who are experiencing aging – whether it be turning 40 or 70. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Deepening Compassion: Lojong & Compassionate Engagement [Online]

with Rachel DeMotts

November 1st—December 13th

This course explores the teachings on Lojong, Atisha's famous mind-training slogans, that invite us to utilize the difficulties and problems we encounter to deepen our path. All are welcome. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

RED CEDAR ZEN

November 17th—December 29th

RED CEDAR ZEN Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

O.L. External Event

November 24th—December 27th

This space is Rented to Ocean Lum Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

View, Path and Fruition in the Three Yanas (online)

with Martin Evans

December 2nd—February 24th (2022)

Join us in a new course that describes the Buddhist path of the Tibetan Kagyu tradition. Based on the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, we will examine the foundation path of the Hinayana, the Bodhisattva path of the Mahayana and the vast path of the Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Knowing What Has Been Pointed Out: with Acharya Richard John

with Acharya Richard John

December 6th—December 8th

The key to all Mahamudra and Dzogchen practice and realization is the transmission of the nature of mind by the guru. Having received that, the vajrayana path is based on the student's understanding, recognizing, and becoming familiar with that which has Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

KSD: Keeping Sane During the Holidays with Ron Schultz

December 7th

How can our teachings and meditation practice enable us to meet the challenges of everyday life with open minds and hearts? Join us 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 7 to 8:30 pm for guided meditation and an interactive dharma talk and discussion. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Learn to Meditate [Online]

with Keith Hitchcock

December 11th

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Winter Hootenanny [Online]

with Angela Lloyd

December 11th

You’re invited to our 5th Annual Winter Hootenanny, this time via Zoom! Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

December 12th

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Maitri Bhavana Practice [Shambhala Online]

with Acharya Mathias Pongracz

December 12th

Maitri Bhavana is a group loving kindness practice in which we acknowledge our interconnectedness by bringing to mind people and/or circumstances to whom we wish to bring benefit with our practice. Hosted by Shambhala Online. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Consent, Power, Oppression - Curating Safer Spaces

December 12th

In this three-hour workshop we will explore what and how oppression shows up in our daily, interpersonal lives, how consent is best maintained throughout different power dynamics, environments, and relationships. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

December 18th

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 »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

December 18th

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

December 18th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Children's Day Celebration with Touching the Earth & Shambhala Online

December 19th

Join us for a fun-filled celebration of Children's Day and the Winter Solstice as a way to connect with the cycles of the seasons and the importance of family and children. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Children's Day Celebration with Touching the Earth & Shambhala Online

December 19th

Join us for a fun-filled celebration of Children's Day and the Winter Solstice as a way to connect with the cycles of the seasons and the importance of family and children. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

KSD: A Day is a Lifetime: Year of the Iron Ox with Timaree Bierle-Dodds

December 21st

How can our teachings and meditation practice enable us to meet the challenges of everyday life with open minds and hearts? Join us 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 7 to 8:30 pm for guided meditation and an interactive dharma talk and discussion. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Living in the Challenge with Courage and Compassion: A Winter Meditation Retreat

with Holly Gayley

December 27th—January 2nd (2022)

Winter is the natural time of year to gather in community, reflect on our lives, and set aspirations for the year to come. Whether you are a newcomer to meditation or a long-time practitioner, this retreat is the perfect opportunity to do just that. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Living in the Challenge with Courage and Compassion: A Winter Meditation Retreat

with Holly Gayley

December 27th—January 2nd (2022)

Winter is the natural time of year to gather in community, reflect on our lives, and set aspirations for the year to come. Whether you are a newcomer to meditation or a long-time practitioner, this retreat is the perfect opportunity to do just that. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Meditation the way of The Buddha

with Pema Chödron, Gaylon Ferguson, Acharya Arawana Hayashi, Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

January 2nd—February 6th (2022)

Shambhala Online presents a six-week online course based on archival videos by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Although decades old, these archival talks from the summer of 1974 retain their original potency and are a reminder of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s inco Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Meditation: The Way of the Buddha [Shambhala Online]

January 2nd—February 6th (2022)

Learn or refresh your connection to the practice of meditation as taught by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Meditation: The Way of the Buddha [Shambhala Online]

January 2nd—February 6th (2022)

Learn or refresh your connection to the practice of meditation as taught by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Way of Shambhala - Shambhala Training Level V

with Gaylon Ferguson

January 14th—January 16th (2022)

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

Sadhana of Mahamudra

January 17th (2022)

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

January 22nd (2022)

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 »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Death Cafe [Online]

January 29th (2022)

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Werma Feast

January 30th—December 11th (2022)

This Werma practice is open to students who have received authorization in advance. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

February 16th (2022)

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

February 19th (2022)

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 »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Death Cafe [Online]

February 26th (2022)

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

March 12th (2022)

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

March 18th (2022)

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Death Cafe [Online]

March 26th (2022)

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

April 16th (2022)

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 »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Death Cafe [Online]

April 30th (2022)

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

May 21st (2022)

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 »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Death Cafe [Online]

May 28th (2022)

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging [Online]

with Shelley Pierce

June 18th (2022)

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 »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Death Cafe [Online]

June 25th (2022)

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Death Cafe [Online]

July 30th (2022)

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Death Cafe [Online]

August 27th (2022)

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