Learn to Meditate

Our building is closed, but our community is open and ready to meet you where you are. We offer free instruction live online and many introductory programs.

Core Curriculum

The Way of Shambhala is an extensive path of training in authentic meditation practices and wisdom teachings. Contemplative Arts comprise a number of secular disciplines and activities, including flower arranging and photography.

Stronger Together in the Midst of Hardship

Due to the coronavirus, all our buildings are closed and all events are online. Please do not enter a building without permission from the center director. We are monitoring reports from health professionals to determine when it will be safe for us to resume in-person events.

It is easy to feel disoriented, fearful and lonely in times such as this. Please use technology to maintain connections with one another and allow space for your practice, reading, cooking, gardening, or other things you have always wished you had time for. This is a good time to embrace the essence of teachings we have received: equanimity, lovingkindness, patience, generosity, discipline and skillful actions toward ourselves and others. We have a large number of online programs that are more accessible than ever. Please join in!

As the weeks proceed we may feel increasingly impatient, weary or discouraged. If you could use a listening ear, please contact David Maynard, the head of our Societal Health & Wellbeing group, at [email protected].

— Lauren Newton, center director

Featured Programs

Wednesday Evening Meditation & Conversations About Buddhism

August 12th

ONLINE! Please join us for public meditation practice and a facilitated group discussion via Zoom. Continue »

The Heroic Challenge of Inclusivity: Embracing the Mythical Coward - A Regional Practice Intensive

with Shastri Iris Ramos

August 20th—August 23rd

In this time of increased awareness of the worldwide systemization of racial inequalities, the ballooning COVID-19 pandemic and great personal hardships, this practice intensive will emphasize the profound importance of being present, as well as the impor Continue »

Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Larry Higgins

September 5th—September 6th

ONLINE! Engaging the mind, we glimpse the world's magic without conceptual filters, and begin to discover a basic goodness, which is always present. Continue »

The Shambhala Household

with Joanne Trubitt

September 12th—October 3rd

As practitioners, how can we create an uplifted environment that supports our intention to wake up and brings a sense of dignified relaxation to our daily life? Continue »

Member's Community Gathering

September 12th

At this Zoom meeting we will focus on community building: Continue »