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.


Burlington Shambhala Center

MidWeek Dharma

November 8th—August 14th

WEEKLY WEDNESDAYS (except Jan 31 & Feb 7)) Revitalize yourself with a drop-in community of meditation practitioners - new and old! Meditation practice, instruction and dharma presentation followed by discussion. Continue »

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 »

Burlington Shambhala Center

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

with Daniel Brown

February 19th—March 18th

The Buddha taught the Four Foundations of Mindfulness as the essential first meditation practice on the path. Basic to all streams of Buddhism, these methods are essential for developing awareness of one’s inner and outer reality: body, speech, and mind. 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 »

Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center

First Sunday Community Practice and Dharma Discussion

with Mariah Freemole

March 3rd

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 »

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 »

Burlington Shambhala Center

Karma and the 12 Nidanas

with Charlotte Brodie

April 29th—May 27th

Liberation from the Cycle of Suffering; Buddhist Teachings on Karma and the 12 Nidanas. This series of classes will explore these fundamental teachings of Buddhism and how to incorporate them in our lives. Continue »