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Practice Events

Opening Evening of the Urban Retreat

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

August 18th

FREE and Open to ALL :: The first talk of the Urban Retreat is a great evening for learning how a break from our habitual speed and routine can open us to the depth and richness of the present moment. Continue »

Urban Retreat: Seven Days of Mindfulness Meditation

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

August 18th—August 25th

Acharya Daniel Hessey leads our renowned week-long meditation retreat designed to give people of all backgrounds a break from our habitual speed and routine and open us to the depth and richness of the present moment. Continue »

First Weekend of the Urban Retreat: Seven Days of Mindfulness Meditation

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

August 18th—August 20th

Join the first weekend of the renowned week-long meditation retreat where wakeful beings of all backgrounds can open up to the depth and richness of the present moment. Continue »

Day One Urban Retreat: Seven Days of Mindfulness Meditation

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

August 19th

This single day of mindfulness meditation is designed to give wakeful beings of all backgrounds a break from our habitual speed and routine and open us to the depth and richness of the present moment. Continue »

Day Two Urban Retreat: Seven Days of Mindfulness Meditation

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

August 20th

This single day of mindfulness meditation is designed to give wakeful beings of all backgrounds a break from our habitual speed and routine and open us to the depth and richness of the present moment. Continue »

Day Three Urban Retreat: Seven Days of Mindfulness Meditation

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

August 21st

This single day of mindfulness meditation is designed to give wakeful beings of all backgrounds a break from our habitual speed and routine and open us to the depth and richness of the present moment. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 21st

The Sadhana of Mahamudra practice involves both meditation and chanting. It is open to the whole Shambhala community and is practiced on the new moon days of the lunar calendar. Continue »

Day Four Urban Retreat: Seven Days of Mindfulness Meditation

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

August 22nd

This single day of mindfulness meditation is designed to give wakeful beings of all backgrounds a break from our habitual speed and routine and open us to the depth and richness of the present moment. Continue »

Day Five Urban Retreat: Seven Days of Mindfulness Meditation

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

August 23rd

This single day of mindfulness meditation is designed to give wakeful beings of all backgrounds a break from our habitual speed and routine and open us to the depth and richness of the present moment. Continue »

Day Six Urban Retreat: Seven Days of Mindfulness Meditation

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

August 24th

This single day of mindfulness meditation is designed to give wakeful beings of all backgrounds a break from our habitual speed and routine and open us to the depth and richness of the present moment. Continue »

Day Seven Urban Retreat: Seven Days of Mindfulness Meditation

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

August 25th

This single day of mindfulness meditation is designed to give wakeful beings of all backgrounds a break from our habitual speed and routine and open us to the depth and richness of the present moment. Continue »

The Healing Circle

with Jeff Rubin

August 27th

The Healing Circle is a non-denominational support group that explores how the uncomfortable, sometimes painful issues in our lives can often become our gifts on the path of awakening. It is based on the “Unconditional Healing” teachings that have bee Continue »

Real Love

with Sharon Salzberg & Shastri Ethan Nichtern

September 29th—October 1st

this weekend retreat, Sharon and Ethan will guide us through the process of seeing through layers of habit - whether rooted in fear, self-condemnation or other mental conditioning - to find a truer meaning of love. Continue »

Sangha Night: A Gathering for Students Who Have Taken Shambhala, Refuge, or Bodhisattva Vows

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

October 2nd

This community gathering is open to students who have taken vows within the Shambhala tradition. Practice and strengthen community with peers. Continue »

Members' Practice Event with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

November 5th

Join us for a special day of practice with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Open to members of Shambhala New York. Continue »