Shambhala

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

With Acharya Arawana Hayashi

January 26 - 28, 2018
Establish or deepen your sitting practice in this powerful introductory retreat that explores the basic technique of mindfulness meditation. By settling our minds we begin to see the magic of the world beyond our habits and experience the power of resting in the present.

Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos – Dön Season Chants

February 5 - 14, 2018
Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos is a contemplation of how a sacred perspective can restore balance in the world. By tuning into the message of the chant, we pacify wrathful deities and the darkness of winter.

Neutral Day: Uncovering Sacred Space

February 15, 2018
On this day we put time and care into our environment to uplift our spaces. This allows us to start the new year with a sense of freshness, new beginnings, openness, and possibility. This community practice is a ziji filled way to share your generosity, be with friends in a simple way, and express your care for Sky Lake.

Shambhala Day 2018: Year of the Earth Dog

February 16, 2018
Shambhala New Year of the Earth Dog is nearly upon us – a time when we will gather together to enjoy traditions of our warrior culture, receive direction and teachings from the Sakyong and celebrate the beginning of a new year as a global community.

Shambhala Sadhana Retreat

With Acharya Richard John

February 17, 2018
A delightful way to start the year of the Earth dog, this is an opportunity for all practitioners to study and practice the Shambhala Sadhana with Acharya Richard John who will be leading this full day retreat. Everyone is welcome!

Shambhala Dzokchen Retreat

With Acharya Richard John

February 18 - 20, 2018
This retreat lead by Acharya Richard John is for all Shambhala tantrikas, those who have attended Sacred World Assembly or Vajradhatu Vajrayana Seminary. Participants will be able to practice Werma Sadhana or Rigden Ngondro and meet group practice requirements. There will be also be a special session for Scorpion Seal practitioners.

Awaken Your Inner Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

With TBA

February 23 - 25, 2018
This 2nd Shambhala Training Weekend presents the view that when we open up to our own genuineness, we can begin to work directly with our fears. Through tenderness, we can meet life's challenging moments, not with distractions and self-aggression, but with courage and confidence.

Parinirvana of Chogyam Trungpa

April 4, 2018
The parinirvana of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche is a day for the Shambhala sangha to gather together to celebrate his life and teachings. We will practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra feast. Bring a potluck dish.

Summer Shambhala Weekthun

With Shastri Andrea Darby

June 29 - July 7, 2018
An intensive, week-long meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. The program will be full of practices carefully designed to cultivate mindfulness-awareness.

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

With TBA

September 14 - 16, 2018
Establish or deepen your sitting practice in this powerful introductory retreat that explores the basic technique of mindfulness meditation. By settling our minds we begin to see the magic of the world beyond our habits and experience the power of resting in the present.