Featured Programs

Shambhala Wednesday Night: Emptiness - What the *#%@ do we mean by this?

with Michael Stephens

August 22nd

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

Community Meeting

August 27th

Please join us for this meeting. Agenda was emailed on 8/1/18. Continue »

Shambhala Training III: Warrior in the World

with Elizabeth Peterson

September 14th—September 16th

In Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World we work in a deliberate way. We make an effort to bring the mindfulness and awareness cultivated during our meditation practice into all aspects of our daily life. Continue »

Special Program: Mindfulness and Microaggressions

September 19th

Microaggressions are defined as “the everyday verbal, nonverbal and environmental slights, snubs or insults, whether intentional or unintentional which communicate hostile, derogatory or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginal Continue »

Shambhala Training I: The Art of Being Human

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 »

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.