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

Enlightened Leadership

with Donna Williams & Dr. Esther Seibold

April 21st—May 26th

This course is based on The Six Ways of Ruling, which is a powerful and accessible set of Shambhala teachings on how to work with others when you are in a position of leadership. Continue »

Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Jason Newman

June 5th—June 7th

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness Continue »

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    Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche at Karme Choling in May

    LIFE AS CELEBRATION is the name of the retreat at Karme Choling in Barnet VT on May 15 – 17 with the Sakyong and Lodro Rinzler. The Sakyong will offer teachings on how to engage in all of our activity with an open heart. Lodro Rinzler will then discuss how to ground the view of … Continue