The Way of Shambhala

The Way of Shambhala® is an extensive series of programs that provide an experiential introduction to meditation practice, wisdom teachings, contemplative arts, and physical disciplines rooted in the ancient traditions of Shambhala and Tibetan Buddhism. We invite new and experienced meditators as well as those looking to enrich their personal spiritual path to explore these teachings with us.

Special Funding Available

If you identify as a person of color or are an educator, M.Ed. student, or health care professional, you may be eligible for special financial support to attend our retreats.

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March

March 3 - 10

Shambhala Training Retreat: Levels I - III

with Acharya Michael Greenleaf
Open to beginners and those new to meditation. Explore the Shambhala path of warriorship over the course of this week-long retreat, or join us for one or more levels.

March 3 - 5

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Acharya Michael Greenleaf

March 5 - 7

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior *

with Acharya Michael Greenleaf

March 7 - 10

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World *

with Acharya Michael Greenleaf

March 25 - 31

Shambhala Training Retreat: Levels IV - V *

with Frank Ryan and Susan Ryan
Awakened Heart and Open Sky are the culmination of the Heart of Warriorship section of Shambhala Training, and the prerequisite for entry into the Sacred Path section.

March 25 - 27

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart *

with Frank Ryan and Susan Ryan

March 28 - 31

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky *

with Frank Ryan and Susan Ryan

March 25 - April 1

Shambhala Training Retreat: Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse and Drala *

with Shastri Bill Brauer
The Sacred Path brings the principles of warriorship and the practice of mindfulness-awareness into daily life. It is designed to nurture the student's ability to experience the world as sacred and their aspiration to create an enlightened society.

March 25 - 27

Shambhala Training: Great Eastern Sun *

with Shastri Bill Brauer

March 27 - 29

Shambhala Training: Windhorse *

with Shastri Bill Brauer

March 29 - April 1

Shambhala Training: Drala *

with Shastri Bill Brauer

June

June 23 - 29

Shambhala Training Retreat: Levels I - III

with Shastri Andrea Darby
Open to beginners and those new to meditation. Explore the Shambhala path of warriorship over the course of this week-long retreat, or join us for one or more levels.

June 23 - 25

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Andrea Darby

June 25 - 27

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior *

with Shastri Andrea Darby

June 27 - 29

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World *

with Shastri Andrea Darby

August

August 9 - 11

Rigden Natural Confidence *

with Acharya Suzann Duquette
With the great problems now facing human society, it seems increasingly important to find simple ways to bring compassionate and strong leadership to the world, even in small ways.

September

September 16 - 23

Shambhala Training Retreat: Levels I - III

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld
Open to beginners and those new to meditation. Explore the Shambhala path of warriorship over the course of this week-long retreat, or join us for one or more levels.

November

November 3 - 5

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart *

with Shastri Nick Kranz
When we enter the world in an open and vulnerable way, we let the world touch our heart, and our heart wakes up to the touch.

November 3 - 9

Shambhala Training Retreat: Levels IV - V *

with Shastri Nick Kranz
Awakened Heart and Open Sky are the culmination of the Heart of Warriorship section of Shambhala Training, and the prerequisite for entry into the Sacred Path section.

November 6 - 9

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky *

with Shastri Nick Kranz
With our body resting on the earth, no different from the earth, and our mind resting in the sky, no different from the sky, we encounter the vastness of heaven joined with the primordial depth of earth in our own being.