Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

Shambhala is a global community. There are more than 170 centers and groups around the world, as well as thousands of individual members. Shambhala Meditation Centers offer courses in meditation and other contemplative arts and disciplines, and also host community gatherings, celebrations, and family events. In community life, we endeavor to put into practice the principles of courage and compassion. This helps us to experience daily life as a constant opportunity for spiritual practice and social service.

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New to Shambhala?

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

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Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

Featured Programs

Great Eastern Sun

with Adana Barbieri

August 13th—August 14th

The vision of the Great Eastern Sun is the entrance into sacred world and the practice of creating an uplifted & sane society. This program teaches how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists Continue »

Essential Heart of Kasungship 1

with Amy Kemp

September 4th—September 18th

This course serves as an introduction to the Shambhala teaching on "Protector Principle" and may be taken by the curious without making any commitment. Current members of the Dorje Kasung are strongly encouraged to attend. Continue »

Meditation In Everyday Life

September 7th—October 5th

By making a deep connection to the present moment and understanding our mind through the practice of meditation, we learn to make friends with ourselves. Continue »

The Language of Flowers: An introduction to Ikebana

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

September 10th—September 11th

This program has limited seating. Please register early. Kado, often referred to as Ikebana, can be a form of "meditation in action". Under the guidance of Marcia Shibata, students learn how to prepare flower arrangements using classical styles. Continue »

Harvest of Peace - Trosong and Decorating

September 24th

Semi annual community cleaning of center. Cleaning the Shambhala Center is an important part of preparing the center for the Harvest of Peace Celebration. Please join us at the Center for the cleaning project and a lhasang. Continue »

Recent News

  • Community Volunteering, by Ray Halowski

    Shambhala vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society. This vision offers possibilities for a culture in which life’s challenges are met with kindness, generosity and courage. … Continue