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 →

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Featured Programs

Friday Night Dreamers

December 6th—May 1st

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

Kalapa Ikebana: Winter Series

with Donna West

January 18th—February 22nd

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 »

Learn to Meditate

February 3rd

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 »

Online Acharya Talk: A Year of Deepening in Compassion

February 9th

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 »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

February 9th

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 »

Mamo Chants

February 13th—February 22nd

Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos is recited in order to pacify the karmic cause of personal, social, and environmental chaos that accumulates at the year's end. Continue »

Maitri Bhavana

February 16th

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

Online Acharya Talk: A Year of Deepening in Compassion

February 23rd

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 »