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

Learn to Meditate - Phoenix Shambhala Center Open House

January 4th—November 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 »

3 Jewels - Deeper understanding of taking Refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

with Muffie Noblepower, Gail McDonald, Shastri Kim Kelso

January 8th—February 5th

This weekend explores what it means to take refuge in the three jewels and to become a Buddhist. It is open to anyone who is curious and interested in exploring the topic of refuge, whether you are exploring taking the Refuge vow and if you already have Continue »

Refuge Vow

with Acharya Emily Bower

February 10th—February 12th

The Refuge Vow marks the decision to commit oneself wholeheartedly to the Buddhist path and to further one’s practice and training. It is the formal commitment to being a Buddhist, following the example of the Buddha Shakyamuni, his teachings (the dharm Continue »

Bodhisattva vow

with Acharya Emily Bower

February 10th—February 12th

The Bodhisattva Vow is further commitment to put others before oneself and to work wholeheartedly for their benefit. The basis of this vow is the aspiration to develop friendliness, compassion, and genuine insight through the practice of the six paramitas Continue »

Basic Goodness 1, Who am I?

with Acharya Emily Bower

February 10th—February 12th

This first program in the Basic Goodness Series focuses on the traditional Buddhist understanding of self. We will explore teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arise of ego, Buddha nature, and the Shambhala concept of spiritual warriorship. Continue »

Recent News

  • Accelerating Change by Kim Kelso

    Thinking about the results of the presidential election at first filled me with disappointment, dread and fear.  As the weeks unfolded, I was tempted to be forlorn.  Yet I knew from my Shambhala teachings that ignoring  or withdrawing was not the solution. As I searched for a way to maintain some sense of equanimity while … Continue