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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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 →

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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

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Open to Community

April 11th

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 »

Shambhala Kado: Spring In Flower World

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

April 15th—April 16th

Kado, often referred to as ikebana, can be practiced as a contemplative art, a form of “meditation in action.” In this program we will explore the meaning and energy of “spring” in the natural world. Continue »

Sacred Path of the Warrior: Great Eastern Sun

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

April 28th—April 30th

The Sacred Path levels present a vision of Shambhala as a living context for building a sane society, and introduces further warriorship practices that extend the basic meditation training given in the first year of the Way of Shambhala. These additional Continue »

Learn to Meditate - Phoenix Shambhala Center Open House

May 3rd

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 »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Open to Community

May 10th

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 »

Recent News

  • Highlights from Winter Weekthun Celebration by Michelle Welch

    Calligraphy by Stuart Rice Characters for Man and Life in different styles. The themes for this year’s weekthun were “It’s a Wonderful Life” and joining heaven and earth. It’s a Wonderful Life, by Teresa Gregersen Chorus: Great Eastern Sun is arisin’ Great Eastern Sun is shinin’ Woh oh oh Great Eastern Sun is alive in … Continue