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 →

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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 →

Featured Programs

Heart of Recovery Retreat: Practicing Radical Kindness

October 29th—October 30th

Recovery from addictive behavior can feel like you are not only the patient who needs healing but you are also the physician responsible for the care and well being of the patient as well. Here we need to balance Continue »

The Birth of the Warrior: Level II

November 11th—November 13th

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. Continue »

Harvest of Peace Celebration

November 20th

Our annual Harvest of Peace Celebration, traditionally held every autumn, is an opportunity for our Shambhala community to gather and practice together, hear teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and celebrate the richness of our local community. Continue »

Recent News

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    Using Mindfulness to Understand Stress

    By Brett Ferrigan It’s interesting that when we encounter stress–whether from our new smart phone not cooperating, difficulty with a relationship or an unexpected and expensive car repair–our first response is usually not curiosity. Oftentimes we’d like to avoid it or push it away as far as possible. But taking an interest in stress can … Continue