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 – 11:30 pm
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/746127106
Donate to support Open House Programming

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Featured Programs

The First Noble Truth: Meeting Suffering with Maitri

with Susan Chapman, Acharya Fleet Maull, Elizabeth Peterson, Jeff Fennell

July 13th—August 17th

This is the first in a series of five online courses exploring the profundity of the Hinayana teachings of the Buddha offered through Shambhala Online, and facilitated by Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center teachers Elizabeth Peterson and Jeff Fennell. 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.