Community

Our community is diverse, capable, and heartfelt. Our members and friends include dedicated senior teachers who have walked the Shambhala Buddhist path for many years, and enthusiastic newcomers who are just discovering our teachings on realizing basic goodness and building enlightened society.

 

Community Events

Writing is for Everyone!

with Tunde Nemeth & Steven Ray

January 28th—October 28th

Writing, like meditation, is a solitary act that benefits greatly from practice with others. Come join us in exploring what happens when meditation gets involved with writing. Drawing on the work of Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones), Continue »

Good Morning Shambhala! Community Practice

March 19th—July 2nd

Welcome to our weekly community practice day! Every Sunday at PBS features group meditation practice, free meditation instruction, a dharma talk or reading and discussion followed by a community pot luck. Continue »

The Two Arrows: Understanding Emotional Reactivity

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

May 27th

A story called “The Two Arrows” explores the Buddhist teachings on emotional reactivity. When we experience discomfort--which can include disappointment or even dissatisfaction—we often begin a negative thought process which leads to more Continue »

Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Dr Jessica Gurvit & Stephen Perme

June 2nd—June 3rd

Having experienced the basic goodness of our fundamental nature, we want to go forward. Birth of the Warrior builds on the skills and insights learned in Level I with a focus on the habitual patterns and defenses we have developed over time. Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Level I--Beginning the Path of Warriorship

September 8th—September 9th

The Art of Being Human: A Friday evening - Saturday afternoon retreat. Meditation uncovers our wisdom and sharpens our intelligence, allowing us to live more authentically from the heart. In this workshop the path of Warriorship is introduced along with Continue »

 

Children/Families

Introduction to Shambhala Art

September 16th

Open to everyone, the Shambhala Art teachings are about daring to be in the present moment - connecting with the energy and magic of being alive. In Shambhala Art, we learn mostly through exercises that make us aware and make us explore and discover the Continue »