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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

All Welcome to May 18th Monthly Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practice and Pot Luck

January 19th—December 14th

Monthly Gathering for all of the White River Shambhala Center sangha to practice the Shambhala Sadhana.and enjoy a meal together. Continue »

Nyinthun: A Day of Peaceful Abiding Open to All

May 19th

10 am to 3 pm Just Be. A day with no agenda. Experiencing time like a tree. A full day for meditation at the White River Shambhala Center. Continue »

Tuesday Dharma talk: What is Shambhala?

with John Newman

May 21st

6:45 pm: This talk will explore what is the mythic kingdom of Shambhala, how Shambhala Buddhism arose out of this myth, and how these teachings are housed in Shambhala USA, the legal nonprofit. Questions will be welcomed. Continue »


with Jeffrey Slayton

June 1st

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 »

Sadhana of Mahamudra practice

with Ken Ketchum

June 3rd

5:30 pm. Open to all. In 1967 in Bhutan, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche wrote the Sadhana of Mahamudra, one of his most seminal works. He considered it to be "terma" -- a sacred revelation -- given by the eighth century saint Padmasambhava, rather than somethi 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