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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MONDAY-WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY Morning Sitting Meditation
Mondays and Wednesdays: 9 am – 10 am
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

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

SUNDAYS, 10:00 am – 11:30 am Open Sitting Meditation
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/746127106

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Featured Programs

Online Dharma Class and Book Salon

with Acharya Fleet Maull & Sophie Leger

June 4th—August 13th

This offering will be an online Dharma class and book salon, every Thursday, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The 1.5-hour sessions will take place on Zoom and will include guided practice, sitting, teaching, exploratory dialogue, and community building. Continue »

Werma Feast

June 28th—February 10th (2021)

The Werma Feasts will take place on Zoom for the time being! Continue »

Embodying the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

with Mariah Freemole & Jeff Fennell

June 30th—August 18th

“Mindfulness of body forms the basis for the entire meditative journey.” (Acharya Gaylon Ferguson) Continue »

Monthly Meditation Workshop - First Wednesdays

August 5th

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center offers a regular monthly meditation workshop for both new and experienced meditators. Continue »

Community Gathering/Open House: Love in the Time of Corona - Kindness and Why it Matters

with Mark Seibold

September 6th

Join us for our monthly Open House. At 10am, we begin with sitting and walking meditation. There will be a short meditation instruction at the beginning for those new to meditation. 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.