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

Summer Study Series Making Friends with Yourself: Exploring Self, Selflessness, and the Roots of Attachments, an online course with Pema Chodron

June 9th—August 11th

Join us for video talks from one of the world's leading and most accessible teachers, Ani Pema Chodron, and related discussion forums. Includes the Buddhist teachings on the five elements (skandhas) and the eight kinds of consciousness that make up our ex Continue »

Mindfulness in the Museum at the Hood Museum in Hanover Wednesday evenings

with Shastri Donna Williams & Raven Fennell

July 15th—August 5th

The Hood is partnering with the Shambhala Center in White River Junction, VT, to offer time for guided reflection in the Hood museum. Click for details... Continue »

Yoga Classes on Three Sundays

with Shanna Treworgy

July 19th—August 2nd

A three class series taught in a flowing vinyasa style, each class exploring the wisdom of the ancient, yogic moral guidelines that foster a life of deeper consciousness. Read more... Continue »

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    Summer Director’s Letter

    Dear Community, Ah, summer. Not too long ago it was only a dream, and too soon  it will be again. In fact, it could be a dream even now –  but if so, it’s a pretty good dream, so let’s stay with it and play in it as long as it lasts! Since the last … Continue