The Way of Shambhala Programs

Shambhala offers an extensive structured path of training in authentic meditation practices and teachings for people who are interested in pursuing such a path. The name of this path is The Way of Shambhala. If you would like a simple introduction, you may choose to sample a workshop, a course or a weekend—or several, at any time.  For more information, see the overview page.

Way of Shambhala

Back to Basics: Community Shambhala Training Weekend I

with Lyle Larson & Arelly Sanchez Shackett

October 19th—October 21st

This first meditation retreat in the Shambhala Training series presents the view that human beings, at their core, are fundamentally awake. It is open to all. This program will include the full range of teachings, meditation instruction, one-on-one meetin Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

October 24th—November 17th

As the path continues, we learn to work with anxiety, so that we are not blocked by fear. Through an exploration of the traditional Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. We dare to face life and death as they are. Continue »

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV

with Charity Martin

October 27th—October 28th

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. Continue »

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V

with Shastri Sandra Ladley

December 1st—December 2nd

We are living in confusing and anxious times. By communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, we can sharpen our awareness and find the open, clear sky of mind. Continue »

Wisdom in Everyday Life

January 9th—February 2nd (2019)

No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path. The challenges of daily life become opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action. First three classes are online; final class in person. Continue »