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 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/746127106
Donate to support Open House Programming

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Featured Programs

Appreciation & Relaxation in Everyday Life 101

with Elissa Kane & Damian Ubriaco

April 15th—May 13th

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level 3: Warrior in the World

with Shastri Mary Campbell

May 14th—May 16th

In Warrior in the World, the third of the Shambhala Training retreats, we work to extend the mindfulness and awareness we have cultivated during our meditation practice into all aspects of our daily life. Continue »

Wandering...But Not Lost: Live Zoom discussion with Director Paul MacGowan

May 21st

Live Zoom discussion with director Paul MacGowan of his film about Mingyur Rinpoche's four-year wandering retreat through India and Nepal. 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.