a serene common area with a view through to a light-filled shrine room

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 →

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

BAGELS & DHARMA Motivation: Small, Big, Great

with Shastri Tom Berthoff

August 27th

What is our motivation to practice mindfulness and awareness both in meditation and in daily life? The Buddhist teachings speak about small, big, and great motivation. We'll look at those levels and how to work with our motivation on the path. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Alexander Devaron, Ellen Knapp, Marc Scheiner

September 7th—October 5th

This five week class is designed to help new meditators develop a regular practice and bring the benefits of mindfulness to their daily lives. By forming a habit of meditation, we learn to relax and simply be with whatever is going on in our lives. Continue »

Refuge Vow Preparation

with Michael Carroll & Randolph Cremer

September 10th

Preparatory class for those considering taking the Refuge Vow. Continue »