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.

Programs for US: Northeast Region

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Learn to Meditate

with Richard Brown & Petri Flint & Austin Seeley

January 7th—December 1st

Drop-in program the first Sunday of each month. Learn the view and practice of Shamatha, or calm-abiding, mindfulness meditation, which stabilizes the mind and synchronizes mind and body. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Contemplating Reality Part Two: The Mind Only and Middle Way / Hybrid

with Mark Seibold

January 16th—March 10th

We continue our exploration of mind and its relationship with the world, first through the lens of the Mind Only tradition and finally through that of the Middle Way tradition. It consists of five weeknight classes and a concluding half-day retreat. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra

January 25th—April 8th

Join us each month on the full or new moon (see details for dates and times) for an energetic group recitation of this powerful liturgy envisioned by Trungpa Rinpoche in 1968 while on retreat at Tigers Cave in Bhutan, where Padmasambhava meditated 1200 ye Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

The 6 Paramitas: Cultivating the Virtues of Awakening - Profound Treasury, Mahayana Study [ONLINE]

with Jim Wilton & Dylan Khanal

February 29th—April 13th

The six pāramitās are essential expressions of the bodhisattva, and form the basis for the entire bodhisattva path in the practice of Mahayana Buddhism. Continue »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Shambhala Training Level 2: Birth of the Warrior

March 16th—March 17th

This weekend builds on the foundation of the meditation practice introduced in Shambhala Training Level I by exploring how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

The Sanity of Earth - a bi-monthly climate gathering [IN PERSON]

with Mary Lang & Dylan Khanal

March 17th

Exploring the precious space between burnout and bypass in addressing the climate crisis, through ritual, council practice and contemplation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

FREE! The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Weekend Retreat [IN PERSON]

with Andrea Darby & Mary Lang

March 23rd—March 24th

Grounded in the view that human beings are, at the core, fundamentally awake, this retreat helps us see how we discover our own authentic being in this complex, difficult, yet joyful and alive, world that we live in. Continue »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

Introduction to Insight Dialogue: An Interpersonal Dharma Practice (Virtual via Zoom)

April 17th—May 8th

Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice that brings together meditative awareness, the wisdom teachings of the Buddha and interpersonal relationship to cultivate insight into the cause and release of human suffering. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

FREE! Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Weekend [IN PERSON]

May 4th—May 5th

When we open up to our full experience we start to recognize our habitual patterns and also begin to discover fearlessness. We can actually free ourselves from the patterns that constrain the brilliant, compassionate, mindful warrior within. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

FREE! Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Weekend [IN PERSON]

June 15th—June 16th

Bringing the mindfulness and awareness of meditation practice into everyday life, alive to our sense perceptions, we can venture into the world with a vulnerability that is fearless, gentle, and awake. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV [IN PERSON]

October 5th—October 6th

With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. We can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V [IN PERSON]

November 16th—November 17th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind, a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Continue »