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 →

Katie Baingbridge

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

Mindfulness, Health and Healing

with Shastri Mary Campbell

September 8th

Please join the Philadelphia Shambhala Center for this public talk from visiting teacher Shastri Mary Campbell on Mindfulness, Health and Healing. Continue »

Lojong Training of Chogyam Trungpa: Cultivating the Wisdom and Compassion of the Bodhisattva

with Judy Lief

September 16th—September 18th

During this weekend seminar with Judy Lief, we will explore The Seven Points of Mind Training text of the 11th century meditation master Atisha as presented by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Harvest Of Peace

September 24th

This is an open invitation for all to come to The Harvest of Peace Celebration. Continue »