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

Learn to Meditate - A one-day introduction

with Shastri Kim Kelso

November 18th

Have you always wanted to learn to meditate? Have you tried some meditation but are having trouble establishing a regular practice? Please join us for a one-day introduction to meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Open to Community

November 23rd

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 »

An Exploration of Fear: The Gateway to Fearlessness (Yarnell)

with Shastri Kim Kelso

November 30th—December 2nd

This retreat in the beautiful high desert environment of Yarnell, AZ will explore the nature of fear and fearlessness and how these affect our daily lives. Continue »

Council Meeting

December 3rd

Our Community Council Meetings are open to the public. Continue »

Heart Sutra Weekend

with Shastri Kim Kelso

December 7th—December 9th

This study and practice weekend is a deep dive into the Heart Sutra, a traditional Buddhist teaching chanted all over the world by most sects of Buddhism. 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