Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023 - 8 July
Teacher: John McQuade

This five-week course will take you on a deep dive into the world of contemplative photography and is open to everyone. No previous dharma or photography experience is required!


Date: Sunday, June 4, 2023
Teachers: Parakh Hoon & George Gomez

Join Seattle sangha member Parakh Hoon and Shambhala Board Member George Gomez as they talk about the future of diversity, equity, and inclusion in Shambhala. Join us in conversation about what it means to foster a genuine sense of belonging for all.


Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Teacher: Candia Ludy

Learn to Meditate! This is a space where beginners or people newer to meditation can receive meditation instruction, learn how a meditation practice can inform their daily lives, and connect to other meditators in a warm, inclusive environment.


Date: Sunday, June 11, 2023
Teacher: Mark Blumenfeld

Mark Blumenfeld leads this month’s “Second Sunday” Maitri Bhavana, so we can practice for the wellbeing of others. Maitri Bhavana is a practice that is done for the benefit of the seriously ill, or for major global turmoil and disasters.


Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023 - 22 July
Teacher: Judith Simmer-Brown

This weekend will explore Yeshe Tsogyal as a female exemplar, enlightened teacher, and fierce protector for all dharma practitioners. 


Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2023 - 12 July
Teacher: Sara Lewis

This course considers how, if at all, psychedelics are compatible with Buddhist practice.


Teacher: Judith Simmer-Brown

This five-week course introduces the short daily practice of White Tara, one of the most famous bodhisattvas of compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. The reading transmission (lung) is included in the course


Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Teacher: Susan Chapman

In this course we will explore how the Buddhist teachings on the bardo can be a guide to keeping our hearts open when life seems to fall apart.


Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023 - 17 September
Teacher: Alfonso Taboada

The practice of Tonglen is a wonderful way to collectively “embody peace” as we mark the moment of Harvest of Peace. This weekend retreat offers a way for us to connect more deeply with this powerful practice.


Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023 - 1 December
Teacher: Mathias Pongracz

The poem entitled "The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva" provides clear insights on how to work with worldwide challenges and turn around seemingly intractable situations.


Date: Sunday, September 24, 2023 - 1 November
Teachers: Travis May & Rhea Colmar & Matilda Perks & Marty Janowitz & Lodro Dorje Holm & Lauren Sanford & Larry Mermelstein & June Crow & Judith Simmer-Brown & Harry Einhorn & Gaylon Ferguson & Dale Asrael & Carla Burns

Profound, potent, and intimate, this course includes videos of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche teaching that provide a rare glimpse of the early days of Buddhism in the West. The Tibetan Buddhist Path was the first seminar given by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.


Date: Friday, October 6, 2023 - 8 October

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.


Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023 - 8 June
Teacher: Khenpo Gawang

During this in-depth course on foundational Buddhist teachings, Khenpo Gawang will guide participants through his book, "Your Mind Is Your Teacher."


Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 15 November
Teachers: Sue Gilman & Gabriel Dayley & Alison Pepper

This program offers an introductory investigation of race, whiteness, and systemic racism for meditation practitioners who identify as white, providing a foundation from which white meditators can begin the path of exploring their own social conditioning.


Date: Sunday, November 5, 2023 - 2 June
Teacher: John Rockwell

This 8 month course led by John Rockwell will help Shambhala practitioners deepen their understanding and experience of Ashe, or “primordial confidence”. This is an excellent course of study and practice for people who have attended Warrior Assembly.


Date: Friday, November 10, 2023 - 12 November
Teacher: Holly Gayley

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness.


Teacher: Arawana Hayashi

This Course Introduces the Buddha's core teaching of The Four Noble Truths.


Teachers: Pema Chödron & Marty Janowitz & Lodro Dorje Holm & Larry Mermelstein & June Crow & Judith Simmer-Brown & Gaylon Ferguson & Dale Asrael & Ashley Dinges & Arawana Hayashi

Learn or refresh your connection to the practice of meditation as taught by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, based on archival talks in the summer of 1974 to an audience of new students.


Teacher: John Rockwell

This pre-recorded course explores the Sadhana of Mahamudra "as if for the first time."


Teacher: Sabine Rolf

Discover or rediscover your connection to meditation - and to yourself. This course is a powerful way to reconnect with our minds and hearts, and to open up to ourselves and our experience in a way that is more connected, caring, and kind.


Teacher: Arawana Hayashi

We live in difficult times. Many of us long to be present, caring, and feel more alive in a world that can be overwhelming and full of disruption. Creating a mindful awareness practice can help.


Teachers: Treasurer Eric Spiegel & Suzann Duquette & Susan Chapman & Marianne Bots & Judith Simmer-Brown & John Rockwell & Fleet Maull & Dan Hessey & Dale Asrael &

This is a five-course-series that provides a thorough exploration of the Hinayana path drawing on teachings from prominent teachers and classic sources.