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. More →

Ongoing Offerings

Our center 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

Chaos, Compassion and Confidence - Spring Residential Retreat in Yarnell

with Shastri Kim Kelso

June 14th—June 16th

This retreat in the beautiful high desert environment of Yarnell, AZ will explore the nature of chaos and how compassion can lead to personal and collective confidence. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Open to Community

June 17th

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 »

Tuesday Kindness Circle

June 18th

Our Tuesday Kindness Circle focuses on Mahayana studies. Continue »

Summer Solstice Event - Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 21st

Join us to celebrate the Summer Solstice with a group practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra, followed by refreshments. Continue »

Heart of the Buddha - Deepening in Compassion catch-up session

June 22nd

This class continues the Year of Deepening Compassion course from Shambhala Online. We will catch up with video teachings from season 2. Continue »

Recent News

  • The Heart of the Buddha: A new course in Mahayana study and practice

    New programs posted for June and July 2019!  There is a vast pool of ancient teachings on the Buddhist path of loving-kindness/compassion and emptiness from the Mahayana tradition. This is the tender heart of the Buddhist path – where we work to exchange ourselves for others. This skillful practice makes the discipline of our meditation … Continue