All Programs

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Meridian Touch Japanese Qigong

with Jennifer O'Hara

January 6th—January 27th

Based on ancient Qigong exercises and Japanese Shiatsu exercises, Meridian Touch Japanese Qigong is a restorative series of movements that anyone can do. Continue »

Sexual Harm, Trauma and the Healing Journey

January 11th—May 9th

A series of talks to promote understanding of sexual trauma and healing in our community. Open to all; Shambhala Educators are especially encouraged to attend. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: Waking up to Who We are

with Acharya Eric Spiegel & Barbara Wolkowitz

January 17th—January 18th - Date postponed or cancelled

In this workshop, students are introduced to the idea of basic goodness and the practice of meditation in a supportive, social environment. The weekend includes meditation practice, discussion, and individual meetings with meditation instructors. Continue »

The Wish Fulfilling Jewel: Developing a Dharmic Approach to Money, Wealth and Generosity

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

January 19th

Open to all. Acharya Spiegel will consider our relationship to wealth and money, as well as generosity. Continue »

Vajrayana Practice Day

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

January 20th

Acharya Spiegel will spend the morning in practice and conversation with Vajrayana Students. In the afternoon we will practice with Kurukulla for those who have received this practice. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Alice Dan

January 22nd

All are welcome to this monthly Vajrayana practice. Please join us! Continue »

New Meditators Group

January 24th

Looking to connect with other meditators? Join us for New Meditators Group on Friday evening. We will explore issues related to meditation practice, especially for people of all ages who are newer to meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Art Part 5 - Art in Everyday Life

with Rebekah Younger & Miriam Hall

January 25th—January 26th

This class explores using the four actions, Pacifying, Enriching, Magnetizing and Destroying to work with obstacles in the creative process and life. The program will end with a Feast of the Four Actions, open to the community at large. Continue »

Feast of the Four Actions

with Rebekah Younger & Miriam Hall

January 26th

An evening celebration for the entire community to honor the graduates of the Shambhala Art Program and experience their final project an environmental installation of the Four Actions (Karmas) Pacifying, Enriching, Magnetizing and Destroying Continue »

Sexual Harm, Trauma and Healing

February 1st

The second in a series of talks to promote understanding of sexual trauma and healing in our community. Open to all; Shambhala Educators are especially encouraged to attend. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Barbara Wolkowitz

February 1st

Ideal for beginners as well as students who want to work on stabilizing their meditation, this half day program gives you the essential techniques and reasons for meditation practice in everyday life. Continue »

The Joy of Letting Go with Ani Pema Chodron

February 2nd—March 8th

A new online video course from Shambhala Publications, “The Joy of Letting Go,” is led by Acharya Pema Chodron, beloved Shambhala teacher, author, and Buddhist nun. Release fear, dissolve expectations, and embrace an open-hearted life. Continue »

Meridian Touch Japanese Qigong

with Jennifer O'Hara

February 3rd—February 24th

Based on ancient Qigong exercises and Japanese Shiatsu exercises, Meridian Touch Japanese Qigong is a restorative series of movements that anyone can do. Continue »

Qigong Levels 1 + 2

with Shastri David Stone

February 8th—February 9th

In the Chinese arts of health and longevity, qigong simultaneously cultivates a peaceful body and a peaceful mind. Physical health and mental well-being are closely aligned. Begin your journey of health and well-being in Qigong Levels 1+2. Continue »

Coming to Your Senses: An Introduction to Shambhala Art

with Rebekah Younger & Paul Romejko

February 15th

Coming to Your Senses: An Introduction to Shambhala Art explores the fertile ground of connecting to our sense perceptions and meditative mind for creative expression. Continue »

Nyinthun / Daylong Meditation Retreat

with Shastri David Stone

February 16th

All are welcome to join this day of meditation practice; morning, afternoon, and evening sessions; partial attendance is fine. Continue »

Shambhala Day 2020

February 24th

Please join us as we celebrate Shambhala Day and begin The Year of the Iron Mouse! All are warmly welcome. Continue »

Sexual Harm, Trauma and Healing

February 29th

The third in a series of talks to promote understanding of sexual trauma and healing in our community. Open to all; Shambhala Educators are especially encouraged to attend. Continue »

Shambhala Day 2020 Recorded Address

March 1st

The recorded worldwide Shambhala roll call and broadcast from Shambhala Day (February 24, 2020) will be replayed during the discussion period this Sunday. Continue »

Seeing Things as They Are: Shambhala Art Part Two

with Rebekah Younger & Paul Romejko

March 21st

Seeing Things as They Are: Shambhala Art Part Two looks more closely at the process of perception and how our thinking influences our perceptions. Continue »

Nyinthun / Daylong Meditation Retreat

March 22nd

All are welcome to join this day of meditation practice; morning, afternoon, and evening sessions; partial attendance is fine. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: The Warrior Awakes

March 28th—March 29th

This is the second course in the Shambhala Training series. Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. Continue »

Kado: Rigden School of Ikebana

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

April 3rd—April 5th

This will be a very special and unique weekend program on the ancient art of Kado. Discover and cultivate the source of creativity, and learn how to express that in flower arranging. Kado is a meditative, contemplative understanding of self, nature, space Continue »

Sexual Harm, Trauma and Healing

April 11th

The fourth in a series of talks to promote understanding of sexual trauma and healing in our community. Open to all; Shambhala Educators are especially encouraged to attend. Continue »

Nyinthun / Daylong Meditation Retreat

with Shastri David Stone

April 12th

All are welcome to join this day of meditation practice; morning, afternoon, and evening sessions; partial attendance is fine. Continue »

The Creative Process: Shambhala Art Part Three

with Rebekah Younger & Paul Romejko

May 2nd—May 3rd

Shambhala Art Part Three explores the creative process through the lens of the ancient Chinese principles of Heaven, Earth and Human, using calligraphy and object arranging. Continue »

Sexual Harm, Trauma and Healing

May 9th

A series of talks to promote understanding of sexual trauma and healing in our community. Open to all; Shambhala Educators are especially encouraged to attend. Continue »

Creating Benchmarks for Your Qigong Practice

with Eva Wong

September 12th—September 13th

Having learned the basics of Qigong in levels 1-5, it is time to use them to fine tune your practice and increase awareness of your body’s physical abilities and vast energetic potential. Continue »