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

Lojong Weekend

with Shastri Kim Kelso

December 6th—December 8th

Join us for a deep dive into the Lojong mind training slogans. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Open to Community

December 12th

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 »

Birth of the Warrior (Shambhala Training Level II)

with Muffie Noble-Power

December 13th—December 15th

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Level I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world we live in. Continue »

Tuesday Kindness Circle

December 17th

Our Tuesday Kindness Circle focuses on Mahayana studies. Continue »

Half Day-thun

December 22nd

Expand your Sunday morning sitting into a half-day event including sitting and walking meditation, tonglen and Shambhala yoga breaks. Continue »

Recent News

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

    December events posted! 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 practice come to life, and … Continue