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

Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Tom Berthoff, Ellen Knapp, Jonathan Herson

September 18th—October 23rd

The first course in this series asks the questions “Who am I?” and focuses on the sense of self. Continue »

Essential Heart of Kasungship Part 1 (EHOK I)

with Randolph Cremer

October 4th—November 8th

The Essential Heart of Kasungship Part I (EHOK-1) is an exploration of the Dorje Kasung. We will examine writings by The Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche with emphasis on the Eight Slogans of the Dorje Kasung. Continue »

Daoist Qigong Levels 1 and 2

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

November 8th—November 9th

Daoist qigong is a form of gentle, relaxing exercise, qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones. It increases flexibility, stimulates the circulation of energy in our body, and enhances mental clarity to promote health and longevity. Continue »