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

Kalapa Ikebana Spring 2018

with Donna West

May 19th—June 16th

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

May 20th—August 19th

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: The Sacred Path of the Warrior Book Discussion

May 20th

Join us in reading “Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior”. We will meet on Sundays at the Shambhala Center after tea. Note time change for Sunday May 20. Continue »

Weekthun: Transforming Our World, Practicing the Six Paramitas

with Shastri Marcy Fink

May 26th—June 1st

Designed for both newcomers and experienced students, this intensive weeklong group meditation retreat, under the guidance of a senior teacher in the Shambhala lineage, includes meditation instruction, individual interviews, daily talks and discussion. Continue »

An Evening of Practice - The Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 29th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a practice text composed by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala. This practice is meant for our particular time as a means of overcoming the obstacles of spiritual materialism in our practice. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

June 4th—July 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

June 28th—August 26th

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 »

Level 5: Open Sky

with Shastri Marcy Fink & Shastri Ruth Wallen

July 7th—July 8th

This program is the final Shambhala Training Level. It will include meditation, contemplation, a review of Levels I-IV and mindfulness/awareness exercises, as well as interviews and discussion groups. Continue »