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

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Featured Programs

Kalapa Ikebana: Late Autumn Series

with Donna West

November 9th—December 14th

The basic purpose of ikebana is opening to and expressing the sacredness, natural harmony and order of the world. By arranging greenery, flowers, container and water, we can express this connection beautifully and simply with a sense of elegance. Continue »

Friday Night Dreamers

December 6th—May 1st (2020)

Join us to share with each other about sleeping, dreaming and the practice of meditation. Continue »

Online Acharya Talk: A Year of Deepening in Compassion

December 8th

The Shambhala Acharyas have offered to lead the community in a year-long series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage. Continue »

Maitri Bhavana

December 15th

Maitri Bhavana is a meditation on loving kindness that is practiced for those who are seriously ill, either physically or mentally. Continue »

Holiday Potluck and Community Meeting

December 15th

Please join us for a potluck and community meeting to celebrate the winter solstice and holidays. All are welcome! Continue »

Online Acharya Talk: A Year of Deepening in Compassion

December 22nd

The Shambhala Acharyas have offered to lead the community in a year-long series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage. Continue »

Winter Practice Intensive

December 26th—January 1st (2020)

Join us as we gather for a week of practice. This is not a formal program per se but an opportunity to sit and settle and practice together as a community. Come for a day or the whole week. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Ruth Wallen

January 11th—January 12th (2020)

This meditation retreat explores how to reawaken our hearts and minds to our own fundamental goodness and the sacredness of life. OPEN TO ALL! Continue »