Introductory Programs

Introductory

Sunday Community Practice

September 1st—August 30th (2020)

New Sunday morning format! Sunday Community Practice is the opportunity for our whole community to come together for meditation, food, and conversation. Continue »

Radical Dharma Reading Group

November 3rd—December 15th

Please join us to read and discuss the book Radical Dharma by Lama Rod Owens, Rev. angel Kyodo Williams, and Jasmine Sydullah. You are welcomed to engage in a critical discussion on the dynamics of power, privilege, and race as it affects dharma communiti Continue »

Mindful Handwork Social Gathering

November 7th—December 19th

Join this biweekly, relaxed, creative social gathering, and bring your handiwork! We will share tea, informal conversation, and the opportunity to practice handiwork—such as knitting, crocheting, beading, and other creative arts. Continue »

The Joyful Snow Lion & The Paramitas: A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part II

December 10th—January 21st (2020)

Open to all! The Shambhala acharyas have offered to lead the community in a year long series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage. Continue »

A Light in the Darkness: A Winter Solstice Children's Day Celebration

December 21st

Each year, the Shambhala community celebrates Children’s Day near the Winter Solstice. During this reflective time of year, we join with family and friends in celebration, creativity, and generosity in our shared humanity. Continue »

Holiday Practice Intensive

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

December 26th—December 31st

This is a great opportunity to deepen your practice in a relaxed, urban, residential setting. We are offering Shamatha and Vajrayana tracks. Continue »

Nyinthun

January 12th (2020)

Taking it back to the old school! All day nyinthun! Continue »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

January 24th—January 26th (2020)

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 »

The Fearless Garuda—Emptiness & Absolute Bodhicitta: A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part III

January 28th—February 25th (2020)

Open to all! The Shambhala acharyas have offered to lead the community in a year long series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage. Continue »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

February 28th—March 1st (2020)

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 »