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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 »

Milarepa Day

February 18th

During this day-long celebration of the life of Milarepa, we will read the entirety of The Rain of Wisdom, a collection of devotional songs and stories. The day begins at 8:30 AM and concludes approximately 8:00 PM. Continue »

Shambhala Wednesday Night: The Three Jewels and the Buddha We Nurture Within

with Anthony Walker

February 27th

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

Community Gathering - Open House: Bringing Adverse Circumstances to the Path of Awakening

with Mark Seibold

March 3rd

Join us on the first Sunday of each month at 10am with an introduction to Shambhala, meditation instruction and practice. At 11, a senior teacher offers a dharma talk. Refreshments and socializing follow this presentation. Donation requested. 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.