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

Sign up to be a tea host, timekeeper or gatekeeper for Sunday sitting. We always need volunteers to keep Sunday sitting running smoothly!

Featured Programs

Maitri Bhavana

October 20th

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

October 27th

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 »

Radical Dharma Discussion Group

October 28th

Join us for a discussion of the book Radical Dharma, which asks us to look at how individual liberation and social liberation are intertwined, and to examine issues of racial discrimination in our dharma communities. Continue »

The Cultivation of Equanimity: An Introduction to Karuna Training

October 29th

This is an introductory class for people who would like to learn about and experience the fundamentals of Karuna Training and the foundations of Contemplative Psychology. Continue »

Death Cafe

November 1st

Death Cafés are a part of a global movement to provide a relaxed and nurturing setting where you can join open, honest discussions to explore the questions you may have about life, dying and grief. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

November 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 »

Friday Night Dreamers

November 8th

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

Kalapa Ikebana: Late Autumn Series

with Donna West

November 9th—December 7th

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 »