Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

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.



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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 center 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

Shambhala Buddhist Lineage: A Brief Guide

with Jason Newman

October 4th—November 8th

Shambhala Buddhist is a unique blend of traditions and historic movements. In this six week class, Jason Newman will explore the different aspects of our lineage: the rediscovery of the Shambhala teachings in the 20th century; the confluence of Continue »

Generosity Event Fundraiser on First Friday in WRJ

November 4th

White River Shamhala Center is pleased to join WRJ's First Friday, for our first time! Stop by and see our beautiful meditation hall. We will also be holding a silent auction to benefit the Center, with many delightful and unique items on display. Loca Continue »


November 6th

NOW is the best time to begin a practice or revisit your practice. Bring curious friends and relatives! Led by friendly, experienced meditation instructors. Continue »

Executive Committee Meeting

November 6th

We welcome and encourage center members to sit in on meetings. Conatact Dia to add an item to the agenda. Don't forget to set your clocks back for Fall! Continue »

Recent News

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    Diversity Forum Notes

    On Sunday, August 21, 2016, The White River Shambhala Center held a Diversity Forum, open to members and the general public, to discuss how the Center can be more inclusive. The questions posed were the following: What is diversity? What is diversity specifically for the Upper Valley area? Why is diversity good for everyone? How … Continue