Featured Programs

What Can Brain Science Tell Us About Meditation?

with Dr. Peter Grossenbacher

April 24th

In recent years, scientists have learned a lot about what happens in the brains of meditators. This presentation offers a pith explanation of key findings, from neuroplasticity to synchronization between left and right sides of the brain. Continue »

Unconditional Healing Weekend

with Jeff Rubin

April 25th—April 27th

Unconditional Healing is the practice of using illness (or other type of significant adversity) as a means to discover who we truly are. As human beings, we are subject to becoming ill and to experiencing painful situations. When we deny that, Continue »

Why Have a King? A Community Talk by Walker Blaine

with Walker Blaine

May 1st

In modern western culture, "monarchy" has become, for many, a system fraught with negative associations. And yet, in the Shambhala teachings, we include the King principle in our view of leadership and society. Continue »

Pema Chodron - Audio seminar and discussion

with Joe Arak

May 8th—May 29th

We reinforce our cravings, habits, and addictions by giving in to them repeatedly. Pema Chödrön guides us through the stuck feeling, exploring the moments when we get hooked, and offers us tools Continue »

Three Jewels Seminar

with Tony Cape

May 9th—May 10th

The Three Jewels seminar, led by Tony Cape, author of The Diamond Highway, A Tibetan Buddhist Path in America, will concentrate on the meaning of the refuge vow ceremony, which is the traditional entrance to the Buddhist path. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Shastri Andrea Darby

May 16th—May 18th

With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. We can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness. Continue »

Children's Program

May 25th

All families are cordially invited to the children's program on Sunday, April 13 from 10 to 11:30 am. Parents are welcome to join the adults in the shrine room or stay with their child during the program. Continue »

Welcome to Shambhala in the Pioneer Valley!

pvsccommunityPioneer Valley Shambhala Meditation Center, located in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts, is one of over 200 international centers directed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Shambhala, founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, holds the view that human goodness is inherent, and can be cultivated and expressed through the practice of meditation, community, and societal engagement. The Shambhala Buddhist community is dedicated to exploring ways to support human dignity as the basis for societal transformation. The Center is open Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and often sponsors Saturday, weekend, or special weeknight events. Please check the “Programs” link for details of upcoming events.




Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Ani Pema Chödrön

Date: Friday May 2nd – Sunday May 4th, 2014

 Place: The Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, California.

For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/1jI88xH

Contact Us
Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center 191 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060 413.585.9848