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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FRIDAY Morning Sitting Meditation
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/61987002

Donate to support Daily Sitting Sessions

SUNDAYS, 10:00 am – 11:30 am Open Sitting Meditation
Or Sunday Open House – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/746127106
Donate to support Open House Programming

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Featured Programs

Mindfulness Study Group - The Path to Awakening

with Mark Seibold, Elizabeth Peterson, Mariah Freemole, Jeff Fennell

January 26th—April 27th

In the class, “Mindfulness: The Path to Awakening”, using Joseph Goldstein’s masterful guide, "Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening", we will continue our study of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness as presented in the early Buddhist tradition. Continue »

Appreciation & Relaxation in Everyday Life 101

with Elissa Kane & Damian Ubriaco

April 15th—May 13th

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences. Continue »

Community Gathering / Open House: Being Real and Being Kind

with Joe Arak

May 2nd

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 »

Shambhala Training Level 3: Warrior in the World

with Shastri Mary Campbell

May 14th—May 16th

In Warrior in the World, the third of the Shambhala Training retreats, we work to extend the mindfulness and awareness we have cultivated during our meditation practice into all aspects of our daily life. 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.