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Where to Begin?

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

WEDNESDAYS, 7 – 8:30 pm Shambhala Wednesday Night
THURSDAYS, 5:30 – 6:30 pm Open Sitting Meditation
SUNDAYS, 10 – 11:30 am Open Sitting Meditation

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Featured Programs

Monthly Meditation Workshop - First Wednesdays

January 2nd—December 4th

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center offers a regular monthly meditation workshop for both new and experienced meditators. Continue »

The Way of the Bodhisattva

with Michael Stephens & Kari Kastango

January 22nd—February 26th

Study, contemplation, and discussion of selected sections from "No Time to Lose" - a commentary by Pema Chodron on the Way of the Bodhisattva, a poetic text written by the 8th century sage Santideva. Continue »

Shambhala Wednesday Night: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

with Mark Seibold

January 23rd

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

Shambhala Day

February 10th

Details TBA Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with John Darby

May 17th—May 19th

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 »

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.