Featured Programs

Shambhala Wednesday Night: Awake at Work: Bringing Mindfulness and Heart into our Livelihood

with Michael Stephens

September 26th

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

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 »

Community Gathering - Open House: Three Steps for Working with Emotions in Difficult Times

with Janice Ragland

October 7th

Join us on the first Sunday of each month 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 »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

with Michael Stephens

October 12th—October 14th

The practice of mindfulness awakens a powerful transformational potential in our hearts and minds. The Art of Being Human retreat provides both practical instruction for meditation practice and a view of how that practice can manifest in our lives. Continue »

Shambhala Training: Meek

November 16th—November 18th

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.