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

Lojong Weekend

with Shastri Kim Kelso

December 6th—December 8th

Join us for a deep dive into the Lojong mind training slogans. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Open to Community

December 12th

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 »

Birth of the Warrior (Shambhala Training Level II)

with Muffie Noble-Power

December 13th—December 15th

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Level I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world we live in. Continue »

Tuesday Kindness Circle

December 17th

Our Tuesday Kindness Circle focuses on Mahayana studies. Continue »

Practice & Education Team Meeting

December 19th

A meeting of the Practice & Education team. Continue »

Recent News

  • A visit from Acharya Adam Lobel, February 10, 2020

    The Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center is delighted to welcome Acharya Adam Lobel in a special Arizona visit on February 10, 2020 at 7 pm. Acharya Lobel will be giving a talk on dharma practice, with a focus on answering our questions on how to practice in this groundless time. If you have questions that you would … Continue