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

Winter Solstice Celebration

December 17th

Winter Solstice in Shambhala is a time to celebrate family and community. Join us for a community celebration and potluck! All are welcome, including friends, family, and children. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Open to Community

January 1st (2018)

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

January 3rd (2018)

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 »

Qigong Level 3

with Shastri David Stone

January 6th—January 7th (2018)

A continuation of Qigong Levels 1 and 2, which trains body and mind simultaneously. In Level 3, we will be introduced to many new forms and practices. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

January 17th—February 14th (2018)

Have you ever been curious about meditation? This course provides introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. Continue »

Recent News

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    This post about Sarpashana, also known as The Heart of Recovery, was written by a member of our Tuesday evening group. As common practice in Sarpashana and other recovery groups, the privacy of attendees is protected and the writer has submitted this post as Anonymous. – Michelle Welch, blog editor I’m still surprised by how … Continue