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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.


New to Shambhala?

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

Open House Talks: Developing Compassion in a Polarized Climate

with John Newman, Jeffrey Slayton, Shastri Donna Williams, Ryan Harvey

October 9th—October 30th

October Tuesday night talks based on Lojong slogans. No charge, all are welcome. Donations always appreciated. Click for details. The Buddhist teachings present us with practices that we can do in periods of divisiveness. Continue »

Taming the Mind and Walking the Bodhisattva Path

with Ken Ketchum

October 21st—December 16th

In this series of gatherings we will explore together the foundational views and practices of the Buddhist ‘wing' of Buddhism/Shambhala. The first meeting will be a day-long nyinthun. More... Continue »

Members Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice and Pot Luck

October 27th

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

LEARN TO MEDITATE - Two hour meditation class

with Jeffrey Slayton

November 4th

10 am "Meditation is a great way to gently cheer up. It brings emotional warmth and environmental friendliness. It highlights our interconnectedness. It cleanly severs distorted conclusions. It reveals our fundamental openness. It turns our mind into an Continue »

Meditation 2! Going Deeper

with Patti Morgan

November 6th

In this second hour of meditation practice from 6:45 - 7:45, Patti will offer guided meditation, work with posture adjustments, and facilitate a discussion on the topic of, "How is your meditation practice going? What questions do you have? What insights Continue »

Fearless Buddha, Peaceful Warrior: An Introduction to Buddhism and Shambhala

with Patti Morgan & Suzanne Jones

November 13th—December 4th

In this four-week class, we will explore how these two visions - spiritual and secular - Buddhism and Shambhala -- are inseparable. Open to all. Continue »

Recent News

  • A Special Message from WRSC

    August 13, 2018 Dia Ballou, Director, WRSC   This summer, the Shambhala mandala learned of credible allegations against Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche concerning clergy sexual misconduct. Our Center cannot offer an official position at this time because emotions are still too raw and actual information is sparse. We need time to feel and voice feelings, support … Continue