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 →

Katie Baingbridge

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

Introductory Class: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction May 17th & May 31st

May 17th—May 31st

Stress is a part of life. But stress that is unregulated can interfere with health, prevent recovery from sickness, and rob us of energy and feelings of well being. Join us for this free introductory class to learn about Continue »

Embodied Weekthun

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

June 26th—July 2nd

Often described as our "iinner-most desire," embodiment is the experience of being fully present in our body, without self-doubt or separation. Join us for this week-long exploration of embodiment, using the tools of Continue »

Who am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

July 29th—July 31st

This first course in the Basic Goodness Series asks the question "Who am I?" and explores the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, buddha nature, and the confidence of warriorship. Continue »

The Birth of the Warrior: Level II October 21-23

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

October 21st—October 23rd

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 »

Recent News

  • Butterfly JLR

    A Walk in the Fog

    Many people who search out meditation do it because they have reached some kind of crisis. They simply can’t continue limping along using the broken coping mechanisms that have helped them in the past. I was no exception. My anxiety was choking me.  I wanted relief. I wanted to be able to experience joy without … Continue