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

Sadhana of Kindness Lung (reading transmission)

March 29th

For those interested in receiving the Sadhana of Kindness for their personal study and practice, a reading transmission will be given. Continue »

The Art of Being Human, Shambhala Training Level 1

with Shastri Kim Kelso

March 29th—March 31st

In Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence through the practice of meditation. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

April 10th—May 8th

Curious about meditation? Or have you learned to meditate but you're trying to make it a regular practice? Learn tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. Continue »

Saturday Salon (Offsite - see event details)

April 13th

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

Council Meeting

April 14th

Our Council Meetings are open to the community. Continue »

Recent News

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

    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? Our Open … Continue