Chip in today to pay the rent!  ($1,433 per month)  We need your financial support! Here is the link to our gofundme campaign, which will be up until January 20th. 

Weather cancellations posted here.
Saturday Jan 19th full moon Members’ program CANCELLED due to dire weather predictions.
Sunday Jan 20th sitting and Shambhala Cafe CANCELLED.

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 →

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

Shambhala Café: Nourish Community

December 23rd—February 10th

Sundays, December 23rd. - Feb 10 from 11 am to noon. Coffee, tea, bagels, cream cheese. Conversation, community, intellect, intuition. Come just for the cafe at 11, or come sit with us earlier during the meditation hour 10 to 11 am.(Except for the firs Continue »

The Life of the Buddha: A 6 week class.

with Shastri Donna Williams, Jeffrey Slayton, Ryan Harvey

January 8th—February 12th

Tuesday nights 6:45 - 8pm. Open to all, no charge. Suggested donation $10. The life and teachings of the Buddha were a radical breakthrough in a time with many parallels to today. Continue »

Jan 19th Cancelled due to weather -- Members Monthly Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice and Pot Luck

January 19th—December 14th

Gathering for Members of the White River Shambhala Center to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

INVOKING THE PROTECTORS: Purifying Obstacles and Awakening Wisdom

with Ryan Harvey

January 25th

5:30 pm A talk by the Rusung. This time of obstacles before the (Tibetan) New Year is known as the “dön season.” Döns are negative forces that arise out of the environment, causing humans to do things that are self-destructive and mindless. Continue »

Neutral Day

February 4th

A day to deep clean the Shambhala Center for the new year. Details to follow. Everyone plan to help! Continue »

Shambhala Day Celebration!! Celebrate the new year - the year of the earth boar.

February 9th

Our annual New Year’s celebration - also known as Losar in the Tibetan tradition - is here! Please join in. Open to all. 4 pm - 8 pm Continue »

Recent News

  • Fundraising Contemplation

    As I write this blog post today, we’ve had our WRSC GoFundMe fundraiser out for 5 days, 11 people have contributed, and we’ve raised over $1,000 of our $5,000 goal. This is thrilling for me, and has had me thinking about the act of fundraising as an important but daunting expression of civil society. I … Continue