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

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior Book Discussion

February 18th—March 4th

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 »

Making Friends with Death Discussion Group

February 19th—April 16th

Join us to discuss Judith Lief's book, "Making Friends with Death." In addition to relating to our own death, she provides a guide on how to be with someone who is dying. Continue »

Level 3: Warrior in the World

with Anne Fraser

February 24th—February 25th

This program is the third in the Shambhala Training - Heart of Warriorship programs, which introduce meditation and provide teachings that cultivate genuineness, confidence, humor, and dignity in daily life. Continue »

Milarepa Day

March 3rd

EVERYONE IS WELCOME to join in the annual all-day reading of the beautiful songs of realization (dohas) of the Kagyu lineage, found in The Rain of Wisdom. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

March 5th—April 2nd

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 »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

March 11th—May 13th

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 »

Family Sundays

March 18th—June 17th

Activities for children will be provided on the third Sunday of each month from 10:00 – 11:00 am, offering parents the opportunity to participate in group meditation practice and the whole family to enjoy tea and refreshments afterward. Continue »

Level 4: Awakened Heart

with Shastri Ruth Wallen

April 7th—April 8th

This program is the fourth in the Shambhala Training - Heart of Warriorship programs, which introduce meditation and provide teachings that cultivate genuineness, confidence, humor, and dignity in daily life. Continue »