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

Gentle Yoga

with Judy Hirsh

January 8th—February 26th

The class is for both new and experienced yoga students who would like a gentle practice that stretches and challenges the body while also respecting our individual physical limitations. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana Winter 2019

with Donna West

January 19th—March 2nd

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

Family Sundays

January 20th—April 21st

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 »

Shambhala Weekend Retreat 1

with Shastri Marcy Fink

January 26th—January 27th - Date postponed or cancelled

This program is the first of a series of weekend seminars that provides an open and friendly environment to discover knowing how to live with a clear mind, a gentle heart and a sense of humor through the practice of meditation. The weekend includes ... Continue »

Mamo Chants

January 27th—February 3rd

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 »

Learn to Meditate

February 4th

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 Day

February 5th

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the New Year, the year of the Earth Pig. This is a time for us to express the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage through feasting, conviviality, elegance and pomp. Continue »

The Three Jewels: Refuge Vow Class

February 9th

Have you ever wondered what it means to be Buddhist? This class explores what it means to take refuge in the three jewels and to become a Buddhist. Continue »