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 →

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

Wisdom In Everyday Life

with Shastri Kim Kelso

February 13th—March 20th

This course looks at the qualities of a master warrior whose vastness of mind and kindness are fully manifested in the world. Continue »

Milarepa Day

February 16th

Milarepa Day is our annual day-long celebration of the enlightenment and life example of Milarepa, who is famous for his profound songs of realization. Continue »

Council Meeting

February 17th

Our Council Meetings are open to the community. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Open to Community

February 19th

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

February 22nd—February 24th

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 »

Recent News

  • The Way of the Moon: A new course in Mahayana study and practice

    THE WAY OF THE MOON Adapted from the event listing for the first Way of the Moon retreat in Albuquerque, October 2018. How do we awaken our hearts in the midst of the chaos and challenging nature of our times? In what ways can we, in Shambhala, transform the cultural systems and structures we inhabit … Continue