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

Mamo Chants 2019

January 25th—February 3rd

February 5, 2019 is the beginning of a new Tibetan (lunar) year, the year of the Earth Boar. The Mamo Chants are recited on each of the 10 days prior to the last day of the current Tibetan Year. Continue »

Saturday Salon

February 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 Day

February 10th

Join us for our annual celebration of our Shambhala sangha and the lunar new year. Continue »

Improv Comedy Workshop

February 11th

Come join us in developing the skills of playful presence through improvisational comedy. Continue »

Wisdom In Everyday Life

with Shastri Kim Kelso

February 13th—March 20th

This course looks at the qualities of a master warrior whose vastness of mind and kindness are fully manifested in the world. Continue »

Recent News

  • How do I learn to meditate? An overview of our introductory programs

    Updated 12/7/18 Are you curious about meditation? Have you tried meditation but you have questions about how to keep it going and establish a regular practice? The Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center has many different ways to learn to meditate. Read more to see which one might be right for you. What is the Open House? … Continue