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



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


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/619870020

THURSDAYS, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Open Sitting Meditation
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/601001475

SUNDAYS, 10:00 am – 11:30 am Open Sitting Meditation
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/746127106


Featured Programs

Werma Feast

June 28th—February 10th (2021)

The Werma Feasts will take place on Zoom for the time being! Continue »

Mindfulness Study Group

with Joe Arak, Elizabeth Peterson, Mariah Freemole, Jeff Fennell

September 22nd—December 29th

Mindfulness is the cornerstone of the Buddhist path to awakening and liberation from suffering. In this study group we will use Joseph Goldstein’s "Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening" as the basis for cultivating and stabilizing our mindfulness. Continue »

Community Gathering/Open House: Egolessness and Non-bias - Discovering Interconnectedness with Our World

with Janice Ragland

December 6th

Join us for our monthly Open House. At 10am, we begin with sitting and walking meditation. There will be a short meditation instruction at the beginning for those new to meditation. 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 two 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.