Contemplative Disciplines

As a community, Shambhala embraces a variety of contemplative arts and practices. These disciplines are inspired by Nalanda, an eleventh-century Indian university that welcomed teachings from many different traditions. Contemplative arts and practices bring beauty, vividness and wisdom to our lives and environment.


July 25 - 28

Women's Kyudo Retreat *

with Lucy Halverson
Touching on the grace, dignity and tranquility of kyudo, this retreat offers women the opportunity to practice together in the relaxed setting of a contemplative community.


August 16 - 18

Kado: The Way of Flowers with Anji Cho

with Anjie Cho
Using classical Ikebana (flower arranging) forms, Kado teaches us to clearly see the wisdom in nature, in ourselves and in others.


October 22 - 29

Mudra Space Awareness

with Acharya Suzann Duquette, Greg Heffron and Dr. Craig Smith
Leading Mudra teachers, gathered for the first time, will present the scope of these intensive physical & sensory experiential teachings and convey their use for spiritual realization, lifestyle balance and professional development.