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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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

Heart of the Buddha: The Six Paramitas

with Shastri Kim Kelso

August 17th—September 15th

Explore in depth the ancient teachings on the six paramitas - or six transcendent actions. Continue »

Lojong Kindness Circle

August 25th

Our Sunday Kindness Circle focuses on Lojong slogans Continue »

Phoenix Shambhala Center Open House - Meditation Instruction

September 4th

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 »

Friendship Kindness Circle

September 9th

Our Monday Kindness Circle focuses on Mahayana study and practice. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Open to Community

September 14th

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 »

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