is truly feeling oneself as a human being.

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.

We offer free meditation instruction and sitting practice, as well as a wide variety of classes and retreats in meditation, Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and other contemplative disciplines. Sitting practice is open and available on Tuesday, Wednesday and  Thursday evenings and on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.  Check the calendar for  specific days/times as well as schedule changes.

Shambhala Meditation is based on the premise that the natural state of the mind is calm and clear. It’s a practice that anyone can do. Both cushions and chairs are provided.  Learn to meditate and develop mindfulness awareness by attending one of our many Introductory Programs or Ongoing Offerings.


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 →

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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

A Guided Tour of Hell: A Graphic Memoir with Samuel Bercholz - Book Signing

December 9th

An utterly original and fantastically visual tale of one man’s descent into the underworld—and back. Sam Bercholz, the visionary founder of Shambhala Publications, tells his story. Continue »

OVERCOMING SELF-DECEPTION: Transforming the confusion of the 6 realms

with Samuel Bercholz

December 10th

Drawing from his newly released graphic memoir “A Guided tour of hell”, Sam will explore with us during this daylong intensive the disorienting ironies of each of the 6 realms. Continue »

Children's Day

December 18th

For Adults, Teenagers and Youth - all are invited! The winter solstice celebration is called "Children's Day" and this year it will be celebrated on Sunday, December 18th from 11 AM to 2 PM. Continue »