Ashe Mahamudra 150

Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.

Join us for a free Open House to meditate, connect with community, and develop mindful-awareness & compassion:

Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training Level 1

with Shastri Charlene Leung & Cody McGough

March 3rd—March 4th

This intimate meditation retreat weekend presents the view that human beings, at their core, are fundamentally awake. It is open to all. 

Opening to oneself fully is opening to the world.
—Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training Level I is the first weekend retreat in The Way of Shambhala, an extensive path of training in authentic meditation practices and wisdom teachings.

This weekend retreat is designed for those looking to begin Shambhala Training and/or new and returning meditators looking for a venue to explore and deepen mindfulness-awareness meditation.

Through the practice of sitting and walking meditation, we will remember our natural confidence and relax to the freshness of the present moment, no matter what that moment may bring. Shambhala Training presents the view that human beings, at the core, are fundamentally awake. Learn More>>

Qigong Levels 1 and 2

with Michael Busby

Saturday & Sunday
February 24th and 25th
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Cultivate strength of body and calmness and clarity of mind through practices that integrate movement, breath, and internal energy.
A form of gentle, relaxing exercise, qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, increases flexibility, stimulates the circulation of energy in our body, and enhances mental clarity. For persons who have physical challenges, qi gong is an excellent way to gently introduce mobility and relaxation. Benefits of qigong include the promotion of health and longevity, and it can serve as a synergistic companion to meditation and other contemplative practices.

This is a rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique qigong lineages, neither of which have previously been fully transmitted to students in the West. Learn More>>

Shambhala Day: Year of the Earth Dog

Friday, February 16

8 AM – 2 PM

SHAMBHALA DAY marks the beginning of the Tibetan New Year and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. Shambhala Day is a time for us to express the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage through feasting, conviviality, elegance and pomp. As is customary, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche gives a live address to the worldwide Shambhala community on Shambhala Day, which includes centres and groups from six continents and more than thirty countries around the world. Join us as we welcome in the Year of the Earth Dog, with its qualities of integrity, joy, and generosity! Learn More>>

Nyinthün: Day-Long Retreat with Jesse Miller

Sun February 18th: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Nyinthün, or days of practice, were created by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and continue with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as a way for people living in the world with families and jobs to have an ongoing spiritual path that deepens over time.

A nyinthün is a day-long retreat. It is a great way to learn meditation or to deepen and energize your practice. The nyinthün is open to all meditators of any tradition or experience level.

The day-long retreat will include basic meditation instruction, sitting and walking meditation, concluding with an open discussion on meditation practice led by senior teacher Jesse Miller. Learn More >>

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