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.


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

Joy in Everyday Life

with Jude Robison & Joanna Rotté

May 18th—June 15th

Third course in the Way of Shambhala series. This course expands the meditation experience by introducing practical methods for developing ongoing kindness toward ourselves and others. Continue »

Bagels & Dharma & Teens

May 29th—July 31st

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 »

Sit n' Stitch

May 31st—September 27th

Please join us for an informal gathering for meditation practitioners at all levels and stitching at all levels! Continue »