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 →

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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

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Shastri Kim Kelso

February 19th—March 19th

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 »

Learn to Meditate - Phoenix Shambhala Center Open House

March 1st

Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center will offer free instruction on how to meditate on the dates and times listed above, at our center located at 7024 E. Osborn Rd, Suite A, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251. A brief talk and meditation instruction will be follow Continue »

Shambhala Day 2017: Center Upliftment (Trosong)

March 4th

Join us for a fun (we promise!) morning of uplifting the Phoenix Shambhala Center. We’ll deep clean the Center, decorate for Shambhala Day, and perform an invigorating cleansing ceremony (lhasang). Continue »

Shambhala Day 2017: Year of the Firebird (Observed)

March 5th

Please join us to celebrate Shambhala Day and welcome in the new year! Continue »

Milarepa Day

March 11th

Milarepa Day, Saturday, March 11th, is our annual day-long celebration of the enlightenment and life example of Milarepa, one of the great Kagyu Lineage forefathers, who is famous for his profound songs of realization. Continue »

Recent News

  • Highlights from Winter Weekthun Celebration by Michelle Welch

    Calligraphy by Stuart Rice Characters for Man and Life in different styles. The themes for this year’s weekthun were “It’s a Wonderful Life” and joining heaven and earth. It’s a Wonderful Life, by Teresa Gregersen Chorus: Great Eastern Sun is arisin’ Great Eastern Sun is shinin’ Woh oh oh Great Eastern Sun is alive in … Continue