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

January 28th—October 28th

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 »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Richard White & Stephen Perme

October 19th—November 16th

Contentment in Everyday Life provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. Continue »

Got Creativity? an Introduction to Shambhala Art

November 4th

Open to everyone, the Shambhala Art teachings are about daring to be in the present moment - connecting with the energy and magic of being alive. In Shambhala Art, we learn mostly through exercises that make us aware and make us explore and discover the Continue »

The Birth of the Warrior: Level II

November 10th—November 11th

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 »

Level IV Awakened Heart

December 1st—December 3rd

(Friday evening through Sunday afternoon) Connecting with the world, and communicating with it more directly, permits us to experience our heart and the ways we respond to experience. Rather than using those responses as an occasion to re-generate Continue »

Recent News

  • The Two Arrows

    By Shastri Brett Ferrigan.   A parable called “The Two Arrows” explores the Buddhist teachings on reactivity and how we often relate to our feelings. When we encounter something that leads to pain–which can include disappointment or dissatisfaction—we often begin a series of cognitive processes, i.e., “thinking” which can lead to more suffering — often … Continue