Featured Programs

Shambhala Wednesday Night:Home for the Holidays - The Practice of Family

with Shastri Andrea Darby

November 14th

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

Sacred Path: Meek

with Charles Trageser

November 16th—November 18th

"Meek" is a study of the grounded, humble and gentle beginning stages of a warrior's journey. Continue »

Community Gathering - Open House: Unmasking the Lords and Ladies of Materialism

with Shastri Andrea Darby

December 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 I: The Art of Being Human

with John Darby

January 11th—January 13th (2019)

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.