In addition to open weekly practice sessions and gatherings, Pioneer Valley Shambhala Meditation Center offers courses on Buddhism, the Shambhala teachings and meditation trainings, as well as related topics.

Zoom addresses for registered virtual courses are emailed upon registration.

Elevator access is available, please email us ( [email protected] ) at least two days in advance to request.

Masking is currently discretionary, but masks are available and visitors are welcome to request that we mask at gatherings.

Please check our program listings below and on our home page.

Embodying the Four Immeasurables: Loving-Kindness and Compassion

with Mark Seibold & Mariah Freemole

April 9th—May 28th

During this workshop we will engage in a deep and extended study and practice on each of the Four Immeasurables—loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity— four boundless qualities that we can cultivate to an unlimited extent. Continue »

First Sunday Community Practice and Dharma Discussion

with Joe Arak

May 5th

Join in each month on the first Sunday as we come together for morning meditation practice and dharma study at the Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center. All are welcome! Meditation instruction will be provided for those new to meditation practice. Continue »

*Author Event* A discussion with Ethan Nichtern on topics from his new book "Confidence"

June 19th

Join us in conversation with author Ethan Nichtern as he discusses topics from his upcoming book "Confidence: Holding Your Seat through Life’s Eight Worldly Winds". There will be an opportunity to ask questions as well as purchase the book at the event. Continue »

White Awareness Insight Curriculum for Uprooting Privilege (WAIC UP!): White and Awakening in the Dharma

August 31st—October 23rd

“WAIC UP!: White and Awakening in the Dharma” is an 8-class curriculum that invites participants into deep reflection, meditation practice and community discussion around race and privilege. Continue »