Featured Programs

Bird Walk at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton

with Melissa Chattaraj

July 26th

Join us for a morning of birding at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton, led by PVSC member and birding enthusiast Melissa Chattaraj. We will meet at the Sanctuary. Continue »

"Jesus & Buddha: Practicing Across Traditions", at Grace Church, Amherst

July 30th

Join us for a free showing of this beautiful and thoughtful movie on an adventure through the spiritually rich terrain where Buddhist and Christian paths meet. This event takes place at Grace Episcopal Church, on the Common in Amherst. Continue »

Dharma Gathering / Open House

with Elizabeth Peterson

August 3rd

Join us at 10am with an introduction to Shambhala, meditation instruction and practice. At 11, a senior teacher offers a dharma talk. Refreshments and socializing follow this presentation. Donation requested. Continue »

Healing Circle

August 31st—December 28th

Illness and adverse circumstances are like sand in the engine of our life, stalling us, and often leaving us in despair. The conventional view of illness and adverse circumstances is that these are something to be resisted and discarded at the earliest Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Dori Digenti

September 12th—September 14th

This weekend retreat features meditation practice, discussion groups, talks, and exercises to assist participants in developing awareness of basic goodness and our habitual responses to the world. Continue »

Welcome to Shambhala in the Pioneer Valley!

pvsccommunityPioneer Valley Shambhala Center, located in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts, is one of over 300 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, caring, 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 weekday evenings Monday – Thursday, and often sponsors Saturday, weekend, or special weeknight events. Please check the “Programs” link for details of upcoming events.

The Way of Shambhala

The Way of Shambhala is an extensive path of training in authentic meditation practices and wisdom teachings for anyone interested in pursuing such training. This program of courses and weekend retreats offers an experiential overview of practices, teachings, contemplative arts, and physical disciplines rooted in the ancient traditions of Shambhala and Vajrayana Buddhism.

The program is open to people of all religious backgrounds or no religious background. It is recommended for new and experienced meditators as well as those looking to enrich their personal spiritual path and social action.

We welcome you to participate to the extent you wish. Sample a course or a weekend retreat—or a number of them—at any time.


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