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

Warriors In The World December Event

December 16th

For December’s event, Warriors in the World will help the Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Nonviolence, Inc., in partnership with the Philadelphia Marines, sort and distribute toys for tots for the holidays. Continue »

Children's Day

December 17th

For Adults, Teenagers and Youth - all are invited! The winter solstice celebration is called "Children's Day" and this year it will be celebrated on Sunday, December 17th from 11 AM to 2 PM. Continue »

BAGELS & DHARMA: Conversation and Aspiration

with Lisa Kraus & Shastri Tom Berthoff

January 1st (2018)

Start the new year out in community, having conversations about your aspirations for the future - personally, relationally, and societally. Plus bagels, cream cheese, and coffee. Continue »