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

Council Meeting

May 21st

Our quarterly Community Meetings are open to the public. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Open to Community

May 29th

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 »

Basic Goodness II - How Can I Help? - in Yarnell

with Shastri Kim Kelso

June 1st—June 3rd

This course asks the question, “How can I help?” and explores our relationships with others and an aspiration to help our world. OFFSITE LOCATION: see details. Continue »

Saturday Salon

June 9th

Join us at our Saturday Salons for a variety of practices: open meditation, book discussions and other topics, group practices, and more. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Open to Community

June 28th

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

  • Meet the Sangha – Pavel Sidakov

    Our Meet the Sangha column continues with Pavel Sidakov, best known to many of us for his jokes. His offering is a little longer than others we’ve posted but it’s a fascinating story. – Michelle Welch, blog editor Pavel Sidakov As I reflect upon my life I see a variety of seeds that eventually blossomed … Continue