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

Community Meeting

January 26th

Please join us for our monthly Community Meeting. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Open to Community

February 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 »

Half Day-thun

February 9th

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

A Visit from Acharya Adam Lobel

February 10th

The Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center is delighted to welcome Acharya Adam Lobel. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Muffie Noble-Power & Jane Ferguson

February 12th—March 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. Continue »

Recent News

  • A Visit from Acharya Adam Lobel, February 10

    The Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center is delighted to welcome Acharya Adam Lobel in a special Arizona visit on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7 pm. Acharya Lobel will be giving a talk on dharma practice, with a focus on answering our questions on how to practice in this groundless time. If you have questions that … Continue