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 →

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

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 »

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 »

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

  • Tonglen in Practice – By Michelle Welch

    I recently had an opportunity to do tonglen, the practice of breathing in others’ suffering and breathing out what would relieve their suffering. Pema Chodron has some teachings about doing tonglen on the spot, when you encounter something in the world that upsets you.   “If you’re in a jealous rage and you have the … Continue