Featured Programs

Traditional Chinese Qigong - 6-week class

with Sophie Leger

October 2nd—November 6th

Qigong is a Chinese art of health that has been practiced for over two thousand years. A form of gentle, relaxing exercise, qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, increases flexibility, stimulates the circulation of energy in our body, Continue »

Shambhala Wednesday Night: Exploring Maitri/Loving Kindness, Part 1

with Randy Kaplan

October 24th

Informal Talks and Conversation About Life, Mindfulness, & Society. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Mark Seibold

November 9th—November 11th

The Awakened Heart weekend retreat is the fourth Shambhala Training retreat, and an integral part of the Way of Shambhala core curriculum. Continue »

Sacred Path: Meek

with Charles Trageser

November 16th—November 18th

"Meek" is a study of the grounded, humble and gentle beginning stages of a warrior's journey. Continue »

Children's Day

December 22nd

Details TBA. 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. Our community is experiencing deep heartbreak and confusion at the news of sexual misconduct and abuse of power by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Shambhala’s lineage holder, as well as questions of accountability among his inner circle.

While we are engaged in a process of discerning how to relate to the upheaval and transformation of the international organization of Shambhala, 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.