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 you may be eligible for special financial support to attend our retreats.

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May 12 - 19

Finding Bravery in Times of Confusion

with Shastri Bill Brauer
The path of the peaceful warrior starts here: The first 3 of 5 levels of the Heart of Warriorship - a complete cycle of ancient meditation practices & wisdom teachings created for the challenges of our modern, everyday lives.

May 14 - 16

Birth of the Warrior: Heart of Warriorship, Level 2 *

with Shastri Bill Brauer

May 16 - 19

Warrior in the World: the Heart of Warriorship, Level 3 *

with Shastri Bill Brauer


June 5 - 7

Way of Shambhala: Rigden Weekend *

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. This program emphasizes genuine confidence and steadfastness in facing the worlds challenges.


August 27 - September 1

Making Your Way Back Home: Shambhala Training Levels IV & V *

The last 2 of 5 levels of the Heart of Warriorship, a seminal path of training rooted in the ancient meditation practices & wisdom teachings of the Shambhala tradition & created for the challenges of our modern, everyday existence.

August 29 - September 1

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level 5 *