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

During this time you may join or leave as your schedule allows

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/362704330

WEDNESDAYS, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Wednesday Night Maitri
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/61987002

Donate to support Daily Sitting Sessions

THURSDAYS, Meeting on the first and third Thursdays of the month

7:00 pm to about 7:45 pm 30’s and Under Meditation

For more information: https://pioneervalley.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=487012

SUNDAYS, 10:00 am – 11:30 am Open Sitting Meditation
Or Sunday Open House – 10:00 am – 11:30 pm

During these two programs you may join or leave as your schedule allows
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/746127106
Donate to support Open House Programming

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Featured Programs

Healing Resistance: A Radically Different Response to Harm

October 19th—January 11th (2022)

Please join this upcoming book group working with the material from Kazu Haga's book "Healing Resistance: A Radically Different Approach to Harm". PVSC members will have priority in registration, so please register in the next couple of days. Continue »

The Path is the Goal: Discussion and Practice Group

with Joe Arak

October 26th—January 4th (2022)

In the early 70's Tibetan meditation master Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, gave a series of talks, published decades later as "The Path is the Goal". This class will be a discussion and practice group using the book as a guide. Continue »

Community Gathering / Open House: The Dharma of Relationships

November 7th

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 three 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.