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 »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Stephen Perme

August 17th—September 21st

(A five-week course) Learn the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation practice can become part of our life, bringing greater stability, clarity, and stren Continue »

Introduction to MBSR and MBSR for Couples September 19

September 19th

Introductory Class, Tuesday evening, 6:30 pm Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a science-based, 8-week training for people who would like to be more present for their lives--with composure, energy, understanding and enthusiasm. Continue »

Harvest of Peace Celebration

September 23rd

Our annual Harvest of Peace Celebration, traditionally held every autumn, is an opportunity for our Shambhala community to gather and practice together, to share food, socialize, and celebrate the richness of our local community. Continue »

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

October 6th—October 7th

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