Programs

Pandemic Group Practice & Mantra Accumulations

May 28th—June 24th

Open to all. Please join us for practice and mantra accumulation for working with the pandemic. Continue »

Scorpion Seal Immersion: Week 2

March 13th—August 14th

Please see program description for prerequisites. Continue »

My Grandmother's Hands Reading Group

March 28th—July 4th

An invitation to discuss issues of white supremacy and the collective trauma we hold in our bodies, using Resmaa Menakem's book My Grandmother's Hands as a text for discussion. Continue »

Tonglen Tuesdays: Touching Grief & Offering Healing

March 30th—April 27th

In times like these, it feels important to gather together, to share our heartbreak, to find our strength and resilience, and to do what we can to be of benefit to ourselves and all other beings. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Richard Merrill

March 31st—April 28th

Open to all! Learning to relax into our basic goodness allows a contentment and feeling of well-being to arise that is a total game changer! Continue »

Wisdom in Everyday Life

April 19th—May 17th - Date postponed or cancelled

Wisdom in Everyday Life is the fifth of the five weekly courses that accompany the Shambhala Training programs Continue »

Padmasambhava Feast

April 22nd

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Padmasambhava Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized tantrikas. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana: Tuning in to Basic Goodness

with Shastri Angelika Behrooz, Shastri Calryn Aston, Shastri Janet Solyntjes

April 24th—June 5th

This series offers an opportunity to refresh, re-enliven, and deepen one’s connection to basic goodness through this profound practice. Prerequisite: Attendance at Enlightened Society Assembly or the Lung for this practice.  Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana: The Sadhana: Personal Path, Societal Transformation

with Shastri Angelika Behrooz, Shastri Calryn Aston, Shastri Janet Solyntjes

April 24th

The Shambhala Sadhana is not an obsolete ritual or ceremony. It is our opportunity to ask ourselves important questions in a meditative context and in a social context, and to work with those questions and deepen. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

April 26th

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

Foundational Teachings of Buddha Dharma with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

May 1st—May 2nd

Open to all! Please join us for this very special weekend with one of the most well known and respected teachers in Tibetan Buddhism today! Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana: Sadhana as Dialogue—The Power of a Question

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

May 8th

In this session the three primary mantras found within the sadhana will be explored as a way to allow the mind to gain meaning, and thus power to live our lives as brave and caring people. Continue »

Werma Feast Online

May 10th

Werma Sadhakas, please join us online for our monthly Werma Feast Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 11th

This practice received and written by Chogyam Trungpa combines the power of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism to help us dispel obstacles in our practice, life, and world. Open to all! Continue »

Shambhala Training III: Warrior in the World

May 14th—May 16th

In Shambhala Training III, we work in a deliberate way, making an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated in our meditation practice into all aspects of daily life. Continue »

Padmasambhava Feast

May 21st

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Padmasambhava Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized tantrikas. Continue »

Deepening Connection with White Tara

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

May 22nd—May 23rd

In these waning months of the pandemic, this retreat brings fresh perspective to White Tara practices encompassing the three-yana journey of mental and physical healing, repair of relationships, and community connection necessary to creating enlightened s Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana: Vulnerable and Tough: Living the Traits of Basic Goodness

with Shastri Angelika Behrooz & Shastri Janet Solyntjes

May 22nd

The path of warriorship combines vulnerability and toughness. Vulnerability comes from cultivating our natural human qualities of kindness, compassion, understanding, and forgiveness. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

May 26th

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

May 26th—June 23rd

Joy in Everyday Life expands the meditation experience to develop further kindness toward ourselves and others. Continue »

Kurukulla Feast Online

June 5th

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Kurukulla Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized sadhakas. Continue »

Werma Feast Online

June 9th

Werma Sadhakas, please join us online for our monthly Werma Feast Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 10th

This practice received and written by Chogyam Trungpa combines the power of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism to help us dispel obstacles in our practice, life, and world. Open to all! Continue »

"Don't Wander!" Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's Song of Experience

with Acharya Richard John

June 19th

This profound and brief teaching was written by Trungpa Rinpoche when he was a teenaged monk in Tibet. In five lines it gives pith instructions that cover the entire path of dharma from a vajrayana perspective Continue »

Padmasambhava Feast

June 20th

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Padmasambhava Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized tantrikas. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

June 24th

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

Rigden: Unconditional Confidence

June 25th—June 27th

The Rigden is a representation of our inherent enlightened nature and embodies the principle of unconditional bravery. Continue »

Werma Feast Online

July 8th

Werma Sadhakas, please join us online for our monthly Werma Feast Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 9th

This practice received and written by Chogyam Trungpa combines the power of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism to help us dispel obstacles in our practice, life, and world. Open to all! Continue »

Shambhala Training IV: Awakened Heart

July 9th—July 11th

As we trust further in basic goodness and dare to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world as it is. In this way we can extend ourselves to others fully with kindness. Continue »

Padmasambhava Feast

July 19th

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Padmasambhava Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized tantrikas. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

July 21st—August 18th

This course introduces the Buddhist teachings on emptiness and the nature of reality. Connecting with this unborn nature, we explore the clarity and precision of living in the moment. As warriors at this level, we dare to face life and death as they are. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

July 23rd

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

Werma Feast Online

August 7th

Werma Sadhakas, please join us online for our monthly Werma Feast Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 8th

This practice received and written by Chogyam Trungpa combines the power of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism to help us dispel obstacles in our practice, life, and world. Open to all! Continue »

Padmasambhava Feast

August 17th

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Padmasambhava Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized tantrikas. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

August 22nd

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

Kurukulla Feast Online

August 29th

All authorized practitioners are welcome to the Kurukulla Feast online! This practice is restricted to authorized sadhakas. Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 6th

This practice received and written by Chogyam Trungpa combines the power of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism to help us dispel obstacles in our practice, life, and world. Open to all! Continue »

Shambhala Training V: Open Sky

September 10th—September 12th

In Shambhala Training V, our awareness continues to expand. This is likened to the open clear sky of mind, a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Continue »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

September 17th—September 19th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to this original nature with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine, dignified, caring human beings. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

September 20th

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

Wisdom in Everyday Life

September 22nd—October 20th

Wisdom in Everyday Life is the fifth of the five weekly courses that accompany the Shambhala Training programs Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 6th

This practice received and written by Chogyam Trungpa combines the power of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism to help us dispel obstacles in our practice, life, and world. Open to all! Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

October 20th

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 4th

This practice received and written by Chogyam Trungpa combines the power of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism to help us dispel obstacles in our practice, life, and world. Open to all! Continue »

Shambhala Training II: Birth of the Warrior

November 5th—November 7th

This program builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Shambhala Training I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

November 19th

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 4th

This practice received and written by Chogyam Trungpa combines the power of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism to help us dispel obstacles in our practice, life, and world. Open to all! Continue »

Shambhala Training III: Warrior in the World

December 10th—December 12th

In Shambhala Training III, we work in a deliberate way, making an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated in our meditation practice into all aspects of daily life. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

December 19th

The recitation of this sadhana is a way for us to establish confidence in our own basic goodness and to rouse the wish for all beings to recognize their basic goodness. Open to all! Continue »