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—May 26th

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 »

Young Meditators Group

November 21st—December 18th

The Young Meditators group is a meditation, mindfulness and social group for those who identify in some way as “young” – it is open to everyone but created with people in their 20s and 30s in mind. It's a way to connect, share space, presence, ideas Continue »

Shambhala Day Celebration: Year of the Earth Dog

February 18th

Please join us as we celebrate the new year, the year of the Earth Dog, on Sunday February 18th. Our Shambhala New Year celebration begins at 9:00am with coffee, tea and refreshments, sacred community practices such as Lhasang, the Shambhala Sadhana, and Continue »

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

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

February 23rd—February 24th

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 »

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