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 →

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

Nalanda Miksang Course Group

September 24th—November 5th

This group is for people enrolled in the Shambhala Online course Contemplative Photography. We will discuss the weekly assigned reading as well as take opportunities to shoot photos as part of the weekly assignment. Continue »

Harvest of Peace Celebration

October 1st

Harvest of Peace Weekend Celebration! Please join us at the Phoenix Shambhala Center for activities to celebrate Harvest of Peace. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Open to Community

October 5th

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 »

Qigong Levels 1 and 2

with Shastri David Stone

October 7th—October 8th

Daoist qigong is a spiritual discipline that cultivates body and mind simultaneously. Originally called daoyin, which means guiding the flow of internal energy (qi), it has been practiced for over two thousand years in China. Continue »

Phoenix Shambhala Center Open House - Meditation Instruction

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 »

Recent News

  • Meet the Sangha – LaDawn Haglund

    Welcome to our new Meet the Sangha column! Years ago, before the rollout of the redesigned website, we had a page where several sangha members introduced themselves. I hope to recreate this here on the blog, and I am in the process of collecting introductions from various people at the Phoenix Center. Watch for more … Continue