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.


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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 →

Featured Programs

Writing is for Everyone!

with Tunde Nemeth & Steven Ray

June 23rd—September 29th

Writing, like meditation, is a solitary act that benefits greatly from practice with others. Come join us in exploring what happens when meditation gets involved with writing. Drawing on the work of Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones), Continue »

Warrior in the World - Shambhala Training Level III

with Richard White & Dr. Jessica Gurvit

August 24th—August 26th

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Level I--Beginning the Path of Warriorship

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

September 21st—September 22nd

The Art of Being Human: A Friday evening - Saturday afternoon retreat. Meditation uncovers our wisdom and sharpens our intelligence, allowing us to live more authentically from the heart. In this workshop the path of Warriorship is introduced along with Continue »

The Revolution of Enlightened Society

with Dr. Shante Smalls

October 5th—October 7th

In this weekend, participants will explore what the Shambhala concept of Enlightened Society might look like and how they may manifest it in a local and sustained manner. Continue »

Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

October 26th—October 28th

Having experienced the basic goodness of our fundamental nature, we want to go forward. Birth of the Warrior builds on the skills and insights learned in Level I with a focus on the habitual patterns and defenses we have developed over time. Continue »

Recent News

  • Meditation in Everyday Life.

    It is said that meditation is like our legs and the Dharma is our eyes. Without legs we can’t get anywhere. But, without eyes, we don’t know where we are going, so our legs just stop moving. You might ask, “Why do we meditate? “There are so many things competing for our time. The speediness … Continue