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

Shambhala Day Online Gathering

February 12th

Join us online for our Shambhala Day celebration. Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper: The Three Yanas ONLINE (from Boulder)

with Judy Lief

February 20th

Join us for this part of the series A Time to Go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, hosted by the Boulder Shambhala Center. Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper: Can the Climate Crisis Activate Meditation? ONLINE (from Boulder)

with Martin Janowitz

February 25th

Join us for this part of the series A Time to Go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, hosted by the Boulder Shambhala Center. Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper: Core Foundational Teachings ONLINE (from Boulder)

with Gaylon Ferguson

March 6th

Join us for this part of the series A Time to Go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, hosted by the Boulder Shambhala Center. Continue »

A Time to Go Deeper: Art in Everyday Life ONLINE (from Boulder)

with Anne Saitzyk

March 11th

Join us for this part of the series A Time to Go Deeper: The Unique Buddhist Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, hosted by the Boulder Shambhala Center. Continue »

Recent News

  • Community Update: New and Continuing Online Programming

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: In-person public events, including Sunday/Wednesday sittings and Heart of Recovery (Sarpashana), are continuing to meet via Zoom. While we have been testing a limited hybrid model (in-person/online), we are not prepared to expand in-person meetings at the Center at this time, given the increase in COVID case counts across Arizona. However, we are … Continue