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

Online Acharya Talk: A Year of Deepening in Compassion

March 17th—May 12th

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 »

Kalapa Ikebana Spring 2019

with Donna West

April 6th—June 29th

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 »

Maitri Bhavana

April 21st

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

Family Sundays

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 »

'Dakini Power' Book Discussion Group

April 22nd

This book offers personal reflections and life stories from 12 contemporary female Tibetan Buddhist teachers, featuring Pema Chodron, Roshi Joan Halifax, Tsultrim Allione, and Karma Lekshe Tsomo, among others. Each meeting will focus on 2 of the women. Continue »

Gentle Yoga

with Judy Hirsh

April 23rd

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 »

Gentle Yoga

with Judy Hirsh

April 30th

Day of Practice

May 5th

For new and experienced practitioners alike, this all-day community meditation retreat (or nyinthün) is a rare opportunity to take a real break from our usual routines to truly relax with ourselves and refresh our sense of wellbeing, goodness and sanity. Continue »