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.



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 →

Katie Baingbridge

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

Sunday Yoga Classes

with Shanna Treworgy

March 1st—March 29th

You are warmly invited to bring your meditation practice from the cushion to a yoga mat Sundays in March after morning meditation. Drop-in, no charge, donations to the center always appreciated. Continue »

What Buddhists Have To Say About Death: How We Die in the Buddhist Tradition

with Sharon Keegan

March 10th

" How We Die in the Buddhist Tradition"- The rituals, liturgies, funeral and care for the body at the time of death, a talk by guest teacher Sharon Keegan of Vermont Respite House. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Roger Guest

March 15th

A chance to begin a practice or refresh your practice.. ALL WELCOME. Bring curious friends and relatives! Led by friendly, experienced meditation instructor Roger Guest. Chairs and cushions provided. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Patti Morgan

March 17th—April 14th

This 5-week course provides a further exploration of mindfulness meditation, along with some foundational Buddhist teachings. Cultivating contentment means difficult emotions (“grrrr!”) and the challenges of life (“You're leaving me?”) can be Continue »

Recent News

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    Winter Director’s Letter

    Dear Community, Here we are in the year 2015! May it be a year of relaxation of minds, openness of hands and hearts, and joyful engagement in the world for all of us! A huge thanks to everyone who taught, coordinated, staffed, and showed up for the programs and events we’ve had in the past … Continue