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

Joy in Everyday Life - Way of Shambhala

April 18th—May 16th

Joy In Everyday Life follows Contentment in Everyday Life in the Way of Shambhala class series. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Open to Community

April 29th

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 »

Phoenix Shambhala Center Open House - Meditation Instruction

May 2nd

Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center will offer free instruction on how to meditate. A brief talk and meditation instruction will be followed by Q&A, and refreshments. Continue »

Shambhala Training: Golden Key

with Stephen Vosper

May 3rd—May 6th

This 3-day retreat is the culmination of the Sacred Path. Prerequisite: Outrageous & Inscrutable. Continue »

Saturday Salon

May 12th

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

  • Meet the Sangha – Michelle Welch

    It seemed high time for me to post my own entry in the Meet the Sangha series. Stay tuned as I hope to collect more of these in the future! – ed. I first encountered meditation during a long-ago study of paganism. While I left that path for various reasons, I retained an interest in … Continue