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.


New to Shambhala?

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 »

Listen & Voice

with Ditte Ferrigan

April 5th—April 26th

Listen & Voice Thursday evenings 7:00 - 8:30 pm What if we learned to listen to our intuition? Our inner-most being is always trying to communicate with us. This inner voice can provide a foundation Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Dr. Jessica Gurvit

April 17th—May 15th - Date postponed or cancelled

(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 Ikebana

with Lenore Montalbano

April 28th

Ikebana is more than just flower arranging. Rather, it is a practice through which we explore nature & life, the relationship between heaven, earth, humanity and personal artistic process — whether we feel we are artistic or not! 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