Advanced Programs and Practice

Practice Events

Learn to Be Nice To Yourself

with Vegan Aharonian

September 27th

This class will introduce contentment and emphasize gentleness and friendliness to oneself. Continue »

Real Love

with Sharon Salzberg & Shastri Ethan Nichtern

September 29th—October 1st

In 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 »

Real Love: Friday Evening Talk

with Sharon Salzberg & Shastri Ethan Nichtern

September 29th

Friday evening of the Real Love weekend retreat is open to all. Sharon Salzberg and Ethan Nichtern will offer their insight on the art of mindful connection and the true 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 »

Learn to Develop Confidence

with Ashley Dinges

October 4th

This class teaches students that the negative feedback arising from confused emotions is not an indicator we are inherently flawed, but instead an opportunity to relate to our own human dignity. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana

October 5th

All community members are welcome to attend the Shambhala Sadhana full moon gatherings! Please join us for the Shambhala Sadhana, a practice composed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche on the basic goodness of self, others, and society. Continue »

Learn to Build a Meditation Practice

with Dr. Shanté Smalls

October 11th

This class will introduce and clarify instructions on basic mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, and help students incorporate daily practice into their busy lives. Continue »

Learn to Live in the Moment

with Maho Kawachi

October 18th

In this class, we'll learn to observe the movement of the busy, discontent mind and discover how to rest in the nowness of the moment. Continue »

Bystander / Upstander Intervention

with Dr. Shanté Smalls

October 22nd

Open to all - Learn de-escalation skills and basics of self defense to become empowered bystanders. This event is hosted by the NYC Dorje Kasung. Continue »

Learn to Conquer Self-Doubt

with Kevin Bogle

October 25th

This class teaches students that the negative feedback arising from confused emotions is not an indicator we are inherently flawed, but instead an opportunity to relate to our own human dignity. Continue »

Learn to Work with Strong Emotions

with Kevin Bogle

November 1st

In this class, students will learn to acknowledge and work directly with the various types of suffering that arise in our day to day life. 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 »

Learn to Work with Difficult People (Holiday Edition)

with Dr. Shanté Smalls

November 8th

This class will explore how awakening our own heart can help us extend loving-kindness to others, particularly personalities we find challenging. Continue »