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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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

Learn to Meditate - Phoenix Shambhala Center Open House

November 2nd—November 1st (2017)

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 »

Community Talk - Facing Change with Fearlessness

with Acharya Martin Janowitz

December 6th

Facing Change with Fearlessness; Being a Shambhala warrior in this time and how we can be a culture of kindness while being surrounded by confusion. Continue »

Primordial Rigden Ngondro and Werma Group Practice

December 10th

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

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Open to Community

December 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 »

Community talk - Cloudless Computing: Realizing human goodness in a digital world with Phil Richman

December 14th

Cloudless Computing: Realizing human goodness in a digital world Many of us work, recreate and socialize in a world made up of bits and bytes, electronic communications and computerize modes of thinking. What effect is it having on us? The Shambhala tea Continue »

Recent News

  • Art and the impulse to reach out, by Michelle Welch

    I love finding Buddhist themes in unexpected places, most often in books that are otherwise unrelated to Buddhism. Recently I read The Art of Asking, a memoir by rock/punk singer and songwriter Amanda Palmer, which describes not just her life and career in music but also her artistic aesthetic. It’s in part an expansion on … Continue