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

Maitri Session Canceled for 2/10/21

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

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


Featured Programs

Mindfulness Study Group - The Path to Awakening

with Mark Seibold, Elizabeth Peterson, Mariah Freemole, Jeff Fennell

January 26th—April 27th

In the class, “Mindfulness: The Path to Awakening”, using Joseph Goldstein’s masterful guide, "Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening", we will continue our study of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness as presented in the early Buddhist tradition. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level 2: Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri David Stone

March 20th—March 21st

Building on our experience and practice in Shambhala Training Level 1, The Art of Being Human, in the second Shambhala Training retreat, Birth of a Warrior, we explore what blocks us from awakening to our full potential. 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.