Programs

 

Shambhala Day 2020

February 24th

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the Tibetan New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. Continue »

Milarepa Day

February 29th

This is an annual commemoration of the life and enlightenment of Milarepa. Continue »

Member Circle

March 1st

Quarterly membership gathering Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Ciprian Iancu

March 4th

On the first Wednesday of each month, receive guided instruction in the fundamentals of meditation. First-time visitors as well as anyone seeking a refresher are welcome. Continue »

Teachers' Circle

March 7th

A gathering of DC Center teachers to discuss offerings for 2020. Continue »

How to Truly be of Service: The Practice of the Six Transcendent Actions (Paramitas)

with Chris Montone

March 23rd—April 27th

In this six week course, through readings, contemplations, and discussions, we will explore together the phenomenon of bodhicitta and the selfless path of the paramitas. Continue »

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

March 27th—March 29th

Examine your fears and defense mechanisms by training the mind to meet challenging moments with courage and confidence. Prerequisite: The Art of Being Human – Shambhala Training Level I Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Chris Montone

April 1st

On the first Wednesday of each month, receive guided instruction in the fundamentals of meditation. First-time visitors as well as anyone seeking a refresher are welcome. Continue »

Meditation for Daily Living: A Course for Beginners

with Ciprian Iancu

May 5th—May 26th

This introductory course will explore both the principles and techniques of mindfulness meditation in a supportive group setting, and provide everything needed to help beginners establish a strong, regular meditation practice. Continue »

Intro Program: The Art of Being Human - Shambhala Training Level I

June 13th—June 14th

This urban retreat will introduce and deepen instruction on basic mindfulness meditation practice, and help new and experienced meditators alike incorporate practice into their daily lives. Continue »

Member Circle

June 16th

Quarterly meeting of Center members Continue »

Kado: The Way of Flowers

with Barbara Craig

June 27th—June 28th

Kado is a contemplative/meditative art, revealing the relationship between nature, space and human awareness or unawareness of both, and simultaneously the inner relationship between our true nature or our ignorance of it. Continue »

Shambhala City Weekthun

with Shastri Jerry Webster

July 25th—July 31st

Open to all! Join us for all or part of this week-long practice intensive. This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen one's meditation practice without going far from home. Continue »

Member Circle

September 12th

Quarterly gathering of Center members Continue »

Making Friends With Yourself: Pema Chödrön Video Seminar

September 14th—October 26th

In this introductory video seminar, blending traditional Buddhist teachings with real-life stories, and deep insight into modern life, Pema shows how we can transcend the negative patterns and attachments that are at the root of our suffering. Continue »

Meditation for Daily Living: A Course for Beginners

with Ciprian Iancu

September 15th—October 6th

This introductory course will explore both the principles and techniques of mindfulness meditation in a supportive group setting, and provide everything needed to help beginners establish a strong, regular meditation practice. Continue »

Intro Program: The Art of Being Human - Shambhala Training Level I

October 10th—October 11th

This urban retreat will introduce and deepen instruction on basic mindfulness meditation practice, and help new and experienced meditators alike incorporate practice into their daily lives. Continue »

Training the Mind and Awakening the Heart: The Practice of Lojong

November 9th—December 14th

Lojong—which means ‘mind training’ in Tibetan—provides a potent framework for bringing kindness and compassion into daily life. These teachings are an indispensable set of tools for cultivating the awakened heart of compassion and wisdom. Continue »

Member Circle

December 8th

Quarterly meeting of Center members Continue »