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.


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 →

Katie Baingbridge

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

Primordial Rigden Ngondro and Werma Group Practice - Please note the date change

October 22nd

Group practice for Primordial Rigden Ngondro and Werma practitioners that have attended Sacred World Assembly. Continue »

Trosong and Treat

October 29th

Please join us for our semi-monthly refresh of the center! How you organize and care for your space is creating harmony in your environment in order to encourage awareness and attention to detail, promoting the discipline of warriorship. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level 1, The Art of Being Human

with Cynthia Drake

November 4th—November 6th

Shambhala Training is a sequence of weekend programs suitable for anyone interested in exploring meditation as a means to develop fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and our world. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Open to Community

November 14th

It is with great pleasure that we announce the monthly Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana practice. The Kongma Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has requested that on or near the full moon, we gather as a community throughout Shambhala. Continue »

Winter Weekthun

with Shastri Iris Ramos

December 26th—January 1st (2017)

A Weekthun is a week-long meditation program. In a rich practice environment we will explore and practice shamatha, or calm abiding meditation, which settles the mind and allows vipashana, or insight, to emerge. Continue »

Recent News

  • The Clothes Hamper as Practice, By Stuart Rice

    My name is Stuart, your Culture and Decorum representative, and I have a confession: I’m a very messy person. And I can also confess that it was my messiness that, in a Shambhala sense, provided an opportunity for wakefulness and for an on-going practice of kindness. A few years ago, when my husband Patrick was … Continue