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

Saturday Morning Meditation

September 12th

Join us for all or any portion of our practice time. All traditions are welcome. Donations of any size greatly appreciated. Periods of sitting meditation alternate with shorter periods of walking meditation. Meditation instruction by appointment. Continue »

Harvest of Peace Celebration

September 19th

At Harvest of Peace, held at the autumn equinox, our community gathers to practice and to hear teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, engage in generosity practice, and celebrate the richness of our Shambhala culture with food and conviviality. Continue »

Recent News

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    Sunday Sitting moves to Saturdays from September 12 to October 17

    The Executive Committee of the White River Shambhala Center has decided to experiment with holding public sitting sessions on Saturday mornings instead of Sundays.  We hope this change will accommodate people who are out and about on Saturday so can sit before, during, or after running errands, and then have Sunday to stay at home. … Continue