Our building at 2030 Sansom remains closed to help avoid the spread of COVID-19. We are now offering all our programs and classes online. Visit our Classes and Programs page or check our monthly calendar to learn more.

We are offering our ONLINE opportunities for practice, study and community at low or no charge. Your generous support will help us provide online programming that will sustain our community in difficult times. Please give what you can through our donation page.

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


The Shambhala Meditation Center of Philadelphia stands with the millions of people across the globe in proclaiming the dignity and worthiness of black lives. #BlackLivesMatter.

Click here for the letter from the Transition Leadership Team.

Now more than ever we understand the importance of community. We welcome all who are interested in connecting during this uncertain time. We continue to welcome your input and ideas for how to stay connected with our practice and each other during this time. Please contact the Transition Leadership Team with any ideas, feelings, and concerns at [email protected] .

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Philadelphia is a vibrant community inspired by the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness, wisdom and compassion. For over 40 years, the Shambhala Meditation Center has offered programs on meditation, contemplative practice, and the arts, as well as a wide range of cultural and social activities that cultivate wakefulness and creativity.

Our approach to the practice and study of meditation is grounded in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Our mission is to inspire an awake and compassionate society through personal and collective transformation. As part of a global community founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and continued by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Shambhala welcomes people from all walks of life, faiths, and backgrounds.

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

Maitri Bhavana Practice

November 1st—December 6th

Zoom Movement Class

with Rebecca Narva

November 4th—December 30th

Learn to Meditate Tuesday(Online)

with Alison Driscoll

November 17th—December 15th

The Four Reminders: Life and Death, Samsara and Karma

with Jude Robison & Aaron De Long

November 17th—December 8th