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

Contentment In Everyday Life

with Lisa Kraus, Tom Berthoff, Theresa Epp

November 13th—December 18th

Contentment In Everyday Life expands on the experience of peaceful abiding meditation, and introduces the practice of contemplative meditation. Continue »

Children's Day

December 13th

The winter solstice celebration is called "Children's Day". The entire community is invited to participate in this fun and festive event. Continue »

Sacred Spaces Open House

December 14th

The Philadelphia Shambhala Center is happy to be part of the Sacred Spaces Open House tour of local places of worship. Community members will be on hand to answer questions about meditation practice, Shambhala Buddhism, and the history of the center. Continue »