Programs

 

Joy in Everyday Life

with Chris Montone

March 26th—April 23rd

How can we find a genuine source of energy and inspiration? In this class we’ll explore the meaning of joy, the discovery of inspiration, and learn practical methods for developing kindness toward ourselves and others. Open to everyone. Continue »

Sacred Path: Drala

with Shastri Jerry Webster

March 31st—April 23rd

Drala is the second program in a new Sacred Path pilot, a community study of the living Shambhala Terma. Continue »

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

with Christian Gregory & Jayne Sutton

April 8th—May 13th

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 »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

April 23rd—May 21st - Date postponed or cancelled

This course presents practical tools for understanding and transforming fear, and shares the view that fear can serve as an opportunity to develop unconditional confidence. Prerequisite: Joy in Everyday Life Continue »

Mindfulness and Singing

with Shastri Alexander deVaron

April 26th—April 27th

Through mixing mindfulness and singing, we synchronize body, speech and mind, and reveal our innate human goodness. This workshop will include meditation practice, individual vocal exploration, group warm-ups, improvisation, rounds and songs. Continue »

A Weekend of Contemplative Arts

with Shastri Alexander deVaron

April 26th—April 28th

In two workshops, this weekend of contemplative arts will explore bringing mindfulness to singing and awakening our sense perceptions for building resilience and enjoying life. Continue »

Mindfulness and Singing (Friday Night Talk Only)

with Shastri Alexander deVaron

April 26th

Join us for a introductory talk on mixing mindfulness and singing as a means to synchronize body, speech and mind. Continue »

Coming to Our Senses

with Shastri Alexander deVaron

April 28th

Reducing stress and building resilience doesn't have to be a solitary project. We can invite the world to help us. This workshop will mix brief talks, discussion, experiential exercises and meditation. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Beth Hook

May 2nd

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

Community Shambhala Sadhana Practice

May 4th

Members, their families, and friends are warmly invited to join us for monthly practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Member Circle

May 4th

Shambhala Center members are warmly invited to a quarterly member community circle to check in with one another. Continue »

First Saturday Community Social

May 4th

Join us the first Saturday of every month for our community social activity. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 4th

Join us for a new moon practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra, composed by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV

May 10th—May 12th - Date postponed or cancelled

In Awakened Heart, our natural curiosity takes us deeper as our hearts open and we learn to communicate with our world, allowing ourselves to be touched without closing down in fear. Prerequisite: Warrior in the World – Shambhala Training Level III Continue »

Fundamentals of Buddhism: The First Turning Teachings

with Chris Montone

May 11th

The earliest teachings of the Buddha presented a schema for understanding why there is suffering and the way out. In this one-day offering, we'll explore what Shakyamuni Buddha taught in this First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. Continue »

Book Group: Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out

with Gabe Dayley

May 21st—June 18th

This book discussion group will integrate contemplative exercises and reflective conversation with the aim of supporting meditators who identify as white in showing up with fearlessness and gentleness to address racism in our community and society. Continue »

Community Shambhala Sadhana Practice

June 1st

Members, their families, and friends are warmly invited to join us for monthly practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

First Saturday Community Social

June 1st

Join us the first Saturday of every month for our community social activity. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 3rd

Join us for a new moon practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra, composed by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Community Shambhala Sadhana Practice

July 6th

Members, their families, and friends are warmly invited to join us for monthly practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

First Saturday Community Social

July 6th

Join us the first Saturday of every month for our community social activity. Continue »

Shambhala City Weekthun

with Shastri Jerry Webster

July 27th—August 2nd

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 »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 31st

Join us for a new moon practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra, composed by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Community Shambhala Sadhana Practice

August 3rd

Members, their families, and friends are warmly invited to join us for monthly practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

First Saturday Community Social

August 3rd

Join us the first Saturday of every month for our community social activity. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 30th

Join us for a new moon practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra, composed by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Community Shambhala Sadhana Practice

September 7th

Members, their families, and friends are warmly invited to join us for monthly practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

First Saturday Community Social

September 7th

Join us the first Saturday of every month for our community social activity. Continue »

Werma Feast

September 7th

Werma practitioners are invited to this month's Werma Feast. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 28th

Join us for a new moon practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra, composed by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Community Shambhala Sadhana Practice

October 5th

Members, their families, and friends are warmly invited to join us for monthly practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

First Saturday Community Social

October 5th

Join us the first Saturday of every month for our community social activity. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 27th

Join us for a new moon practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra, composed by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Community Shambhala Sadhana Practice

November 2nd

Members, their families, and friends are warmly invited to join us for monthly practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

First Saturday Community Social

November 2nd

Join us the first Saturday of every month for our community social activity. Continue »

Werma Feast

November 16th

Werma practitioners are invited to this month's Werma Feast. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 26th

Join us for a new moon practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra, composed by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Community Shambhala Sadhana Practice

December 7th

Members, their families, and friends are warmly invited to join us for monthly practice of the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

First Saturday Community Social

December 7th

Join us the first Saturday of every month for our community social activity. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 26th

Join us for a new moon practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra, composed by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »