Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.


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 →

Sunday Morning Volunteers

Sign up to be a tea host, timekeeper or gatekeeper for Sunday sitting. We always need volunteers to keep Sunday sitting running smoothly!

Featured Programs

Learn to Meditate

December 4th—January 8th (2018)

People new to meditation as well as more experienced practitioners who wish to refresh their technique will receive instruction in a relaxed, uplifted atmosphere. Encourage your family, friends or others curious about meditation to attend. Continue »

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior Book Discussion

December 10th—December 17th

Join us in reading “Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior”. We will meet on Sundays at the Shambhala Center after tea (11:30am to 12:30). Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

December 10th—February 11th (2018)

This hour long practice of chanting and meditation is simple and quite powerful in its direct approach to basic goodness. The Sakyong composed this practice to deepen our personal and social connection with basic goodness. Continue »

The Lost Art of Good Conversation—Community Program

with Christina Sears

December 15th

Join in exploring the art of conversation. Listen to presentations by the Sakyong and senior teachers, and experience putting this art into practice with fellow members of the sangha. Continue »

Group Practice Intensive

December 26th—December 31st

Join us in a precious opportunity to practice together. Come for as many days as you schedule allows between Dec. 26 -31. Continue »

Level 2: Birth of the Warrior

with William Shean

January 6th—January 7th (2018)

This weekend workshop builds on the meditation practice introduced in Shambhala Training Level 1 and explores how we create a cocoon with our habitual ways of thinking. Continue »