Genuineness
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 – Thursday and Sunday mornings.  Check the calender 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.


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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

Miksang Photography Intensive (Registration for Levels 1 & 2 together)

with Miriam Hall

July 31st—August 3rd

This program is now closed- You may add your name to the wait list. Miksang Intensive - Levels 1 & 2. Use this page to register for both programs with discount. Continue »

Awake at Work Urban Retreat / Keeping your seat in a complex and demanding world

with Michael Carroll & Joseph Arnold

August 8th—August 15th

Meditation has fast become a preferred practice for thousands who are seeking to thrive in the midst of our 21st century way of life. But how exactly does meditation make a difference in our careers, family life and personal development? Continue »

Dorje Kasung, The Pillar of Protection

August 27th

Join us for a discussion that explores the Dorje Kasung, Victory Over War, some of the practice forms used and what we do at our Center. A reception (aka. mess) follows the discussion. Continue »