with Elizabeth Peterson & Dr. Bryan Mendiola
May 5th—June 2nd
with Mark Seibold & Tony Cape
May 11th—June 22nd
with Shastri Andrea Darby & Tony Cape
May 29th—October 30th
Welcome to Shambhala in the Pioneer Valley!
Pioneer Valley Shambhala offers a rich menu of meditation, classes, retreats, yoga, celebrations, and community gatherings. Serving the Western Massachusetts region–including Amherst, Holyoke, Springfield, Greenfield, the Hilltowns, and Berkshire County–we are one of 180 international Shambhala centers. Shambhala was founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and is directed by his son, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
Shambhala holds the view that human goodness is inherent, and that its recognition and cultivation in all can lead to positive social transformation. Meet our community and senior teachers at the Center, and master teachers — including Ani Pema Chodron — via video and livestreamed courses. All are welcome to join us!
Your donations support our all-volunteer Center and activities. We appreciate your generosity as we continue to bring free public meditation practice and instruction to the community. You can make a donation of any amount here.
New to Shambhala?
Shambhala is an international network of urban meditation centers and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage, our Way of Shambhala, community, and many other programs.
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. Shambhala weekends are structured to offer participants teachings and an in-depth meditation retreat. Attendance is required for the Friday night talk and for each session of the program.