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

Working with a Challenging World: How Can I help?

with Jonathan Herson, Shastri Tom Berthoff, Jean Plough

October 20th—December 1st

This course is a deep dive into the Shambhala teachings on society. We will examine fear and fearlessness, how they manifest as confusion and bravery, and explore ways of working with personal and social chaos. Continue »

Bagels & Dharma & Teens

with Lisa Kraus

October 30th

Do you know a teenager who is curious about mindfulness, Buddhism, Shambhala, and/or bagels? Join us at the Philadelphia Shambhala Center for our new teen offering - Bagels & Dharma & Teens (BDT). Continue »

Monthly Sing - For anyone who wishes to join mindfulness and song

with Shastri Alexander De Varon

October 30th—March 5th (2017)

Mindfulness brings us into the fullness of the moment. Singing infuses our being with vibrant energy. Imagine the possibilities when we bring these two activities together! Continue »

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