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 →

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


July 9th—August 27th

Come to one or all of the sessions. Beloved Buddhist teacher, Pema Chodron, is turning 80 and will embark on a year long retreat. Before leaving on retreat, she is offering a very special on-line course which we will follow together here at our center. Continue »


July 26th—August 30th

A series of talks by center members based on the book RULING YOUR WORLD by the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Explore how in Ruling Our World we can find confidence about what to accept and what to reject. Continue »


with Shastri Donna Williams

September 4th

Re-inspire your meditation practice or begin one! Beginners welcome. Bring curious friends and relatives. Taught by friendly, experienced meditation instructors.Chairs and cushions provided. No charge - donations appreciated.. Continue »

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 »

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