April 9, 2020

Dear Sangha, Community, Friends, and Visitors:

Due to the ongoing threat and continuing spread of the coronavirus, covid-19, within our local towns and communities, the Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center will remain closed until further notice. Please join us online. Please check our offerings and program listings below under “Where to Begin?” 

On Behalf of the PVSC,
Mark Seibold, Director

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WHERE TO BEGIN?

Learn to meditate or deepen your practice at these weekly offerings.
Always free, donations welcomed.
Join us online!

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FRIDAY Morning Sitting Meditation
Fridays: 8 am – 9 am
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/362704330

WEDNESDAYS, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Shambhala Wednesday Night
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/61987002

Donate to support Daily Sitting Sessions

SUNDAYS, 10:00 am – 11:30 am Open Sitting Meditation
Or Sunday Open House – 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/746127106
Donate to support Open House Programming

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Featured Programs

Joy in Everyday Life

with Elissa Kane & Damian Ubriaco

May 27th—June 24th

Joy in Everyday Life examines the Shambhala teachings on cheerfulness and health. Through study and practice of these teachings on discipline and the traditional Buddhist teachings of the Mahayana, we step out of the trap of our habitual patterns, free ou Continue »

(In Person) Summertime Book Group!

with Janice Ragland & Mariah Freemole

June 9th—July 14th

Using Pema Chodron's latest book, Welcoming the Unwelcome, as our inspiration, we will gather together in Janice's lovely backyard in Northampton to share in discussion and practices that help us open to and welcome the fullness of our experience. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center’s Statement and Commitment

The Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center is a community of meditators and dharma practitioners committed to the Buddhist path of awakening and compassion. Over the past three years our community has experienced heartbreak and confusion over allegations of misconduct by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Shambhala’s lineage holder, as well as questions of accountability among his inner circle.

While the international organization of Shambhala engages in a process of discerning how to relate to the upheaval and restructure the international community, we remain committed locally to teaching and practicing meditation and to engaging together as a community. We welcome you to join us in practice and solidarity.