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

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 »

Writing is for Everyone!

with Tunde Nemeth & Steven Ray

June 23rd—July 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 »

Basic Sobriety: An Introduction to Shambhala Buddhism as a Tool for Recovery

with Eric Rainbeau

July 10th

Join us for an evening look at what makes Shambhala Buddhism a unique blend of Spiritual and Secular Principles relevant to our lives in recovery. Continue »

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

September 21st—September 22nd

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 »

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 »

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