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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.

 

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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

The Life of the Buddha

with Shastri Donna Williams, Jeffrey Slayton, Ryan Harvey

January 8th—February 26th

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 »

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 »

Shambhala Café: Nourish Community Feb 24th

February 10th—February 24th

Sunday Feb 24th 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 fi Continue »

MURG Members' Gathering

March 2nd

Off-site Members Understanding and Repair Gatherings (MURGs) are intended to be informal opportunities to process thoughts and feelings about The Current Situation in Shambhala. Continue »

Goo-Gone: Renunciation and Prajna: A Tuesday Dharma Talk

with Ken Ketchum

March 5th

Come for the talk at 6:45 or come between 5:30 and 6:30 for sitting meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level Two: Birth of the Warrior

with Timothy Quigley

March 8th—March 10th

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 as 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