Where to Begin?

Learn to meditate or deepen your practice at these weekly offerings. Always free, donations welcomed.

WEDNESDAYS, 7 – 8:30 pm Shambhala Wednesday Night
THURSDAYS, 5:30 – 6:30 pm Open Sitting Meditation
SUNDAYS, 10 – 11:30 am Open Sitting Meditation


Featured Programs

Monthly Meditation Workshop - First Wednesdays

January 2nd—December 4th

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

Reflections on Silver River: The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva

with Mark Seibold

March 12th—April 30th

Within the Tibetan tradition the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva by Tokmey Zangpo is a famous contemplation on how to engage the bodhisattva path of working for the benefit of others. In this meditation practicum we will engage Tokmey Zangpo’s ver Continue »

Third Wednesday Maitri (metta ) Practice

March 20th—August 21st

In the practice of maitri (or in Pali, metta,) we cultivate (bhavana) loving-kindness (maitri) towards ourselves and others. Continue »

Shambhala Wednesday Night: Meditation and Nihilism

with Adam Gurvitch

April 24th

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

Community Gathering/Open House: Developing Equanimity in our Lives

with Michael Stephens

May 5th

Join us for our monthly Open House. At 10am, we begin with sitting and walking meditation (those new to meditation can receive instruction from 9:30 – 10:00am). 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.