Programs for Pacific Northwest Canada & USA Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Aging Group - Death: The End of Self-Improvement

December 7th—May 17th

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. The group is currently reading DEATH: The End of Self-Improvement by Joan Toliffson. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Sunday Morning Sitting Online

January 3rd—June 27th

Join us for meditation and A Dharma practice in an online format. Open to everyone, Just click on the link below to join the online meeting from your device. https://zoom.us/j/382064209 Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Taming the Mind and the Path of Meditation

with Cathryn Stein Abato

January 3rd—May 30th

Kate Abato hosts Sunday afternoons of sitting meditation with a reading from The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, followed by discussion. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Compassion Meditation & Contemplation

January 16th—July 3rd

This session of meditation, contemplation, and discussion supports our Deepening in Compassion online class. Although our focus is on learnings and reflections arising from the Deepening In Compassion class, this gathering is open to all. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Wednesday Morning Sitting

January 20th—June 30th

ONLINE: As the pandemic continues and as it will likely be several months before most are vaccinated, the Centre is opening up Wednesday Morning Sitting to give people an opportunity to sit for 30 minutes followed by 30 minutes of conversation. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Virtual Evening Meditation ~ ONLINE ~ Thursday, Friday & Saturday Nights

January 28th—May 28th

ONLINE Sitting Meditation on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights while we are closed during Covid social distancing advisories. Robin Rieck will host via Zoom from the Center shrine room. Click for connection information. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Heart of Warriorship I-III

with Ginny Evans & Mark Hazell

January 29th—May 1st

The Heart of Warriorship is a series of contemplative Shambhala workshops, suited for both beginning and experienced meditators. This program encompasses the first three of five programs in the full Heart of Warriorship curriculum. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Good Morning Shambhala: Heart of Warriorship I-III online

with Cameron Wenaus, Mark Hazell, Cameron Wenaus, Ginny Evans

January 29th—May 1st

Good Morning Shambhala. The Heart of Warriorship I-III - 3 programs over 12 Saturday mornings, via zoom Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Virtual Sunday Morning Meditation ~ ONLINE

January 31st—May 30th

ONLINE Sitting Meditation on Sunday mornings while we are closed during Covid social distancing advisories. Robin Rieck will host via Zoom from the Center shrine room. Click for connection information. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Book Study: Lojong Slogans

February 28th—August 1st

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

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Night Open House ONLINE

March 8th—May 31st

Join us ONLINE on Zoom for our weekly Monday Night Open House Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Waking Up Together: A White Anti-Racism Affinity Group

March 13th—October 23rd

A drop-in group for white-identified people to examine their personal experiences, conditioning and habitual patterns around whiteness and racism. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Right Use of Power - Shambhala Online

March 17th—June 30th

This program is based on Dr. Cedar Barstow’s book, "Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics—A Guide and Resource for Professional Relationships," and training program in engaged ethics that teaches four aspects of the ethical use of power. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

What is Lineage?

March 18th—April 29th

This course looks at the meaning and nature of lineage, and at how it provides transmission of the teachings. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

An Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage, Part 3

with Walker Blaine

March 18th—April 29th

This course looks at the meaning and nature of lineage, and at how it provides transmission of the teachings. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Gender Dynamics: Conversations on Gender & Sexuality in the Three Yanas of Buddhism [Online]

with Chuy Garcia & Rachel DeMotts

March 18th—May 28th

A three-month course exploring gender and sexuality in the three Buddhist vehicles through facilitated local discussion, recorded talks, and live interactive sessions with senior teacher Holly Gayley and others. Continue »

Victoria Shambhala Meditation Centre

Buddhist Studies Course: Karma and Nidanas-on line

with Layth Matthews & Martin White

March 25th—April 29th

The notion of karma is central to an understanding of Buddhism. What is this energy of habitual patterns we have been developing for so long? Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

The Wheel of Life, an introduction to Buddhism

with Martin Evans

April 1st—April 29th

A look at the owners manual of the mind. This 5 week class introduces Buddhist psychology, looking at how our mind works. Continue »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

The Heart of Recovery - Online (thru Dorje Denma Ling)

with Scott Perkins

April 3rd—April 24th

Grounded in meditation, the Buddhist teachings provide a practical means to support our recovery from addictions and compulsive behaviours, as well as help us release the clinging to thoughts and impulses that lead us to suffering, discontent, and harmful Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Special Guided Meditations ~ ONLINE

with Tonya Pepper

April 6th—June 1st

Join us once a month for an opportunity to learn and practice a variety of guided meditations based on Calm Abiding practices from the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Continue »

Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre

The Joy of Letting Go - Online (with Pema Chodron)

April 7th—April 28th - Date postponed or cancelled

How can we hold the suffering of others without drowning in their pain or losing our own sanity? Traditional Buddhist teachings developed an answer for this question many centuries ago: the bodhisattva path. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III [Online]

with Anne Fraser & Robert Lehmann

April 9th—May 1st

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Anne Fraser & Robert Lehmann

April 9th—May 1st

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

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Anne Fraser & Robert Lehmann

April 10th—May 1st

Taking the gentleness, fearlessness and clarity of meditation practice into our daily lives. Continue »

Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Anne Fraser & Robert Lehmann

April 10th—May 1st

When we become awake to our sense perceptions, we can venture into the world with confidence and vulnerability that is fearless, gentle, and alive. This is Warrior in the world. Continue »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra ~ONLINE~

with Vicky Moyle

April 10th—May 8th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is an important text composed by the Vidyadhara (Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche) and is a turning point in his presentation of the buddhadharma in the West. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

KSD: Getting Unstuck – Dissolving the Stories We’ve Created w Ron Schultz

April 20th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

STABILIZE Your Practice or LEARN TO MEDITATE

April 24th

This introductory meditation program gives practical instructions for living in an awakened way, which connects us with our mind’s inherent stability, clarity, and strength. Ideal for beginners as well as those who would like to stabilize and deepen their Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Death Cafe [Online]

April 24th

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

April 26th

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

The Four Immeasurables Practice & Discussion [Online]

April 29th - Date postponed or cancelled

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Queer Dharma: A Liberating Resilience

May 2nd

Queer Dharma is a group for LGBTQI practitioners to study and practice meditation and Dharma and to discuss personal experiences. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

KSD: Enlightened Society as a Choice with Misha Drlikova

May 4th

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 »

Vancouver Shambhala Meditation Centre

Restart. Reconnect. Refresh.

with John Fox

May 6th—July 1st

Join long-time practitioner John Fox on the first Thursday of each month for guided meditation practice and discussion Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Journaling as Practice [Online]

with Yuichi Handa

May 8th

Journaling can be a place where fresh new perspectives and understandings arise, drawing us closer to our hearts and to what truly matters to us. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Dying Well: A Book & Community Conversation [Online]

with Richard Reoch, Ron Schultz, Joshua Northcutt

May 8th

Please join Seattle Shambhala for an interactive conversation on Zoom with Richard Reoch, author of Dying Well, Ron Schultz (host), and guests Joshua Northcutt & Dr. Maria Lewis. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Dying Well: A Book & Community Conversation

with Richard Reoch, Ron Schultz, Joshua Northcutt

May 8th

Please join Seattle Shambhala for an interactive conversation on Zoom with Richard Reoch, author of Dying Well, Ron Schultz (host), and guests Joshua Northcutt & Dr. Maria Lewis. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sunday Morning Meditation: Sitting in Solidarity [Online]

May 9th

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

Seattle Shambhala Center

Monthly Sunday Women's Sit [Online]

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 »

Bellingham Shambhala Meditation Center

Bellingham Shambhala Center’s book study on Mind Training (via Zoom)

with Shastri Jason Ruvelson

May 11th—June 22nd

We will be studying and pithy slogans known as Lojong, or “mind training”. First brought to Tibet by the Indian teacher Atisha, these core teachings have been studied by Mahayana practitioners as a method to practice the foundational principles of Bodhi Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Deepening in Compassion III: Fearless Garuda - Emptiness & Absolute Bodhicitta

May 15th—July 10th

In Part III of the Deepening in Compassion series - Fearless Garuda: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhicitta - we examine how the power of the Mahayana path—caring for others—arises from clarity about the true nature of reality. No prerequisites - please join u Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

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 »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 26th

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]

May 29th

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

Queer Dharma

June 6th

Queer Dharma is a group for LGBTQI practitioners to study and practice meditation and Dharma and to discuss personal experiences. Continue »

Seattle Shambhala Center

Monthly Sunday Women's Sit [Online]

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 »

Seattle Shambhala Center

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 24th

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]

June 26th

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

Queer Dharma

July 4th

Queer Dharma is a group for LGBTQI practitioners to study and practice meditation and Dharma and to discuss personal experiences. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 23rd

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

Queer Dharma

August 1st

Queer Dharma is a group for LGBTQI practitioners to study and practice meditation and Dharma and to discuss personal experiences. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 22nd

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

Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 20th

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

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 20th

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

Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 19th

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

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 »