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

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

April 30th—June 11th

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. In this course, we deepen our meditation experience through the cultivation of contentment a Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Open to Community

June 9th

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 »

Sacred Path: Windhorse

with Shastri Pamela Bothwell

June 23rd—June 25th

The windhorse practice is a way to open our hearts and rouse inherent, unconditioned confidence, enabling the warrior to go forward in the midst of whatever challenges occur. Continue »

Learn to Meditate - Phoenix Shambhala Center Open House

July 5th

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

  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, a book review by Michelle Welch

    I’m often on the lookout for Buddhist-themed novels, and Lincoln in the Bardo is a new novel that received numerous critical accolades. More recently, Lion’s Roar magazine featured an interview with the author, George Saunders. I was particularly drawn to the novel after I attended a sukhavati ceremony, which is intended to help a deceased … Continue