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 »

Third Wednesday Maitri (metta ) Practice

March 20th—December 18th

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

Harvest of Peace

September 22nd

Please join us to welcome the changing season with food, family, and frivolity at the 2019 Harvest of Peace! This year's celebration will be held on Sunday, September 22nd from 2pm to 6:30pm at the Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center. Continue »

Reflections on Silver River: Part 2

with Mark Seibold, Elizabeth Peterson, Joe Arak

September 28th—December 3rd

Continuing our study of Tokmey Zangpo’s famous Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva, we resume our verse-by-verse reading and discussion of his profound contemplations on how to engage the bodhisattva path of working for the benefit of others. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Andrea Darby & Kari Kastango

October 4th—October 6th

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. 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.