• No noon meditation on Thanksgiving

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

BOOK CLASS: The Lost Art of Good Conversation by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

with Patti Morgan

November 7th—December 5th

Drop in on any Tuesday. Each week we'll read a short chapter together, followed by guided meditation instruction and self reflection, and an opportunity to engage one another in conversation. Continue »

SECOND SHOWING OF WALK WITH ME: film showing at Spaulding Auditorium

December 1st

Get tickets now! The film "Walk With Me" will be shown for a second time, this time at 900 seat Spaulding Auditorium on Dec 1 at 7pm, thanks to the Shambhala Meditation Center of White River, The Heart of the Valley Mindfulness Practice Center, Valley Ins Continue »

Members Program: Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

with Shastri Donna Williams

December 2nd

Monthly full moon gathering for members. Continue »

Recent News

  • Contemplative Ecology , Forests and Ponds Oct 7th

    First field outing exploring our ayatanas (sense fields) on land in Northern Vermont with good meditation friends. Sky gazing, meandering, soundscapes, love letter to a tree, journaling, blindfolded lunch sitting on the Stone Table (see Galway Kinnell’s poem about the table-https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-stone-table/) …continue for more photos!