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

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Kim Kelso & Christine Noble-Power

February 25th—April 1st

The five week Contentment in Everyday Life course is the second in a series of five weekday In Everyday Life courses to be offered in the Way of Shambhala series. Continue »

Scottsdale Delek Meeting

March 25th

The first meeting of the Scottsdale Delek will be held on March 25th at 2:00 p.m. See details for location. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Open to Community

March 31st

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 »

The Art of Being Human, Shambhala Training Level 1

with Shastri Kim Kelso

April 6th—April 8th

In Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence through the practice of meditation. Continue »

Saturday Salon

April 14th

Join us at our Saturday Salons for a variety of practices: open meditation, book discussions and other topics, group practices, and more. Continue »

Recent News

  • Community Service Opportunity: Easter Food Drive at Phoenix Rescue Mission

    Please join us in supporting the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Community Easter Event to benefit low-income children and families! On March 24th, the Mission is expecting to serve over 1,000 children and over 700 families. Food boxes and Easter baskets will be provided to their guests to take home and enjoy after the event. This week, … Continue