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 »

Is Enlightened Society Possible?

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 »

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

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

December 7th—December 8th

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 »

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  • Precepts, What They Are and Why We Need Them

    As the four noble truths say, there is suffering and a way out of suffering. Meditation and skillful means point the way as to what behaviors to accept and what to reject. Suffering does not just come out of nowhere. There are conditions for suffering and conditions for happiness. Knowing what to accept and what … Continue