Programs

The Shambhala teachings allow us to touch our tender hearts and vividly experience our world. The Office of Social Engagement is focused on providing resources to better understand how practitioners and our community can work on very deeply entrenched work such as:

  • Develop Inclusivity Warrior training for Shambhalians to embody cultural humility and incorporate these warriors at major programs
  • Initiate a People of Color (POC) Council to support the programming, funding and leadership initiatives for POC
  • Incorporating intersectionality into the navigation of past and current harm in our community
  • Allow the richness of our teaching provide the space to have conversations on race, sexuality, violence, gender and many more aspects to the human experience

Here are some upcoming programs happening worldwide that touch these areas:

2019-03-23, St. Petersburg, Death Cafe: Coffee, Cake, & Conversation

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather together to engage in conversation, drink tea (or coffee) and eat cake! Our intention is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'.

 
2019-03-24, San Diego, San Diego Listening Circles

As we continue to work through a time of groundlessness it is important that we take special care of ourselves and each other. Join us for another time of listening and sharing to help us support each other as we continue to seek a path for the future.

 
2019-03-24, Portland, Community Conversation

Things are changing rapidly in Shambhala internationally and many of us are experiencing groundlessness and uncertainty looking forward. Portland Shambhala will be holding weekly short community conversations every Sunday after community practice to conte

 
2019-03-24, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-03-24, Amsterdam, Bezoek Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche aan Shambhala Amsterdam

Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche Bezoek aan de Shambhala sangha ter ondersteuning in een moeilijke tijd

 
2019-03-26, Minneapolis, Vajrayana Student Listening Circle

We offer this time for Vajrayana students to express thoughts and feelings as we work with very difficult desicions ourselves.

 
2019-03-27, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2019-03-28, Bellingham, Small Group Discussions

Checking in. Seeing how we are doing. Being together in gentle conversation in small group settings.

 
2019-03-29, Victoria, Circle of Care: Monthly Meeting

 
2019-03-31, Portland, Community Conversation

Things are changing rapidly in Shambhala internationally and many of us are experiencing groundlessness and uncertainty looking forward. Portland Shambhala will be holding weekly short community conversations every Sunday after community practice to conte

 
2019-03-31, Boston, (with: Judith Vreeland, Anu Menon, ) Community Conversation for women and those who identify as non-binary individuals

A circle for women and those who identify as non-binary individuals

 
2019-03-31, Brunswick/Portland, Community Meeting in Brunswick

Community Meeting- Bring your ideas for moving forward

 
2019-03-31, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-04-06, White River, Vajrayana gathering

Restricted to Vajrayana students. An Understanding and Repair Gathering to process thoughts and feelings about The Current Situation in Shambhala.

 
2019-04-07, Portland, Community Conversation

Things are changing rapidly in Shambhala internationally and many of us are experiencing groundlessness and uncertainty looking forward. Portland Shambhala will be holding weekly short community conversations every Sunday after community practice to conte

 
2019-04-07, Fort Collins, Women's Listening Circle

Everyone who identifies as a woman is warmly invited to a Listening Circle

 
2019-04-07, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-04-14, Barcelona, Meeting de la comunitat

El Grup de Shambhala Barcelona es reuneix periòdicament en el que denominem ‘Meetings de la Comunitat’.

 
2019-04-14, Portland, Community Conversation

Things are changing rapidly in Shambhala internationally and many of us are experiencing groundlessness and uncertainty looking forward. Portland Shambhala will be holding weekly short community conversations every Sunday after community practice to conte

 
2019-04-14, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-04-21, Columbus, Community Circle

Please join our circle of community governance as we make decisions as a community. Your clear voices and fresh inspiration are welcomed. Open to new and experienced meditation practitioners, and everyone in between.

 
2019-04-21, Portland, Community Conversation

Things are changing rapidly in Shambhala internationally and many of us are experiencing groundlessness and uncertainty looking forward. Portland Shambhala will be holding weekly short community conversations every Sunday after community practice to conte

 
2019-04-21, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-04-24, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2019-04-26, Victoria, Circle of Care: Monthly Meeting

 
2019-04-28, Portland, Community Conversation

Things are changing rapidly in Shambhala internationally and many of us are experiencing groundlessness and uncertainty looking forward. Portland Shambhala will be holding weekly short community conversations every Sunday after community practice to conte

 
2019-04-28, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-05-05, Portland, Community Conversation

Things are changing rapidly in Shambhala internationally and many of us are experiencing groundlessness and uncertainty looking forward. Portland Shambhala will be holding weekly short community conversations every Sunday after community practice to conte

 
2019-05-05, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-05-12, Barcelona, Meeting de la comunitat

El Grup de Shambhala Barcelona es reuneix periòdicament en el que denominem ‘Meetings de la Comunitat’.

 
2019-05-12, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-05-19, Columbus, Community Circle

Please join our circle of community governance as we make decisions as a community. Your clear voices and fresh inspiration are welcomed. Open to new and experienced meditation practitioners, and everyone in between.

 
2019-05-19, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-05-25, Warsaw, Ogólnopolskie spotkanie Shambhali

Spotkanie polskiej sanghi Shambhali

 
2019-05-26, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-05-29, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2019-05-31, Victoria, Circle of Care: Monthly Meeting

 
2019-06-02, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-06-09, Barcelona, Meeting de la comunitat

El Grup de Shambhala Barcelona es reuneix periòdicament en el que denominem ‘Meetings de la Comunitat’.

 
2019-06-09, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-06-16, Columbus, Community Circle

Please join our circle of community governance as we make decisions as a community. Your clear voices and fresh inspiration are welcomed. Open to new and experienced meditation practitioners, and everyone in between.

 
2019-06-16, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-06-23, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-06-26, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2019-06-28, Victoria, Circle of Care: Monthly Meeting

 
2019-06-30, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-07-07, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-07-14, Barcelona, Meeting de la comunitat

El Grup de Shambhala Barcelona es reuneix periòdicament en el que denominem ‘Meetings de la Comunitat’.

 
2019-07-14, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-07-21, Columbus, Community Circle

Please join our circle of community governance as we make decisions as a community. Your clear voices and fresh inspiration are welcomed. Open to new and experienced meditation practitioners, and everyone in between.

 
2019-07-21, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-07-26, Victoria, Circle of Care: Monthly Meeting

 
2019-07-28, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-07-31, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2019-08-18, Columbus, Community Circle

Please join our circle of community governance as we make decisions as a community. Your clear voices and fresh inspiration are welcomed. Open to new and experienced meditation practitioners, and everyone in between.

 
2019-08-28, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2019-08-30, Victoria, Circle of Care: Monthly Meeting

 
2019-09-15, Columbus, Community Circle

Please join our circle of community governance as we make decisions as a community. Your clear voices and fresh inspiration are welcomed. Open to new and experienced meditation practitioners, and everyone in between.

 
2019-09-25, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2019-09-27, Victoria, Circle of Care: Monthly Meeting

 
2019-10-20, Columbus, Community Circle

Please join our circle of community governance as we make decisions as a community. Your clear voices and fresh inspiration are welcomed. Open to new and experienced meditation practitioners, and everyone in between.

 
2019-10-25, Victoria, Circle of Care: Monthly Meeting

 
2019-10-30, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2019-11-17, Columbus, Community Circle

Please join our circle of community governance as we make decisions as a community. Your clear voices and fresh inspiration are welcomed. Open to new and experienced meditation practitioners, and everyone in between.

 
2019-11-27, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2019-11-29, Victoria, Circle of Care: Monthly Meeting

 
2019-12-15, Columbus, Community Circle

Please join our circle of community governance as we make decisions as a community. Your clear voices and fresh inspiration are welcomed. Open to new and experienced meditation practitioners, and everyone in between.

 
2019-12-25, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2019-12-27, Victoria, Circle of Care: Monthly Meeting

 
2020-01-29, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2020-02-26, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2020-03-25, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2020-04-29, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2020-05-27, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2020-06-24, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2020-07-29, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2020-08-26, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2020-09-30, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2020-10-28, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2020-11-25, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2020-12-30, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2021-01-27, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2021-02-24, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.