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

Bodhi School 2014

February 2nd—June 1st

Bodhi School provides children and young teenagers with education in the tradition of Shambhala Buddhism as well as providing youth with an opportunity to experience one of the Three Jewels – sangha. Continue »

What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

with Michael Carroll & Shastri Alexander De Varon

April 17th—May 22nd

This third course in the "Basic Goodness" series asks the question, “What is Real?” and focuses on a study of the phenomenal world. Continue »

Sit-A-Thon for Building Mindful Space

April 26th—April 27th

Join us and participate in the upcoming first annual Sit-A-Thon on April 26 and April 27, 2014 at the Philadelphia Shambhala Center. During this day-and-a-half of sitting together, we will raise money to strengthen our capacity to better serve you. Sta Continue »