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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

Community Gathering - Open House: Back to Basics!

with Janice Ragland

February 2nd

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 »

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Elizabeth Peterson

February 7th—February 9th

The Awakened Heart weekend retreat is the fourth Shambhala Training retreat, and an integral part of the Way of Shambhala core curriculum. 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.