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

HARVEST OF PEACE Celebration: Carpool to Karme Choling

September 24th

Carpool from our Center in WRJ or the Park & Ride in Thetford to Karme Choling for a wonderful day of celebration. This special day marks the spirit of generosity, and sharing the bounty of the seasons together as a society. Community, teachings, food & d Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Beth Latchis & Jeffrey Slayton

September 26th—October 24th

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time, we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. How often do we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experience? This five-week class explores how we can open to Continue »

LEARN TO MEDITATE

with Shastri Donna Williams

October 1st

NOW is the time! Begin a practice or begin again. Or come join in and support beginners.Meditation is a practice to calm and train our mind and bring out our inherent qualiies of openness, warmth, peacefulness and courage. Continue »

Recent News

  • The Experience of Awe

    I’ve been studying contemplative ecology recently, that juncture where our senses contact the natural world and expand , we can relax – experiencing connection, health and balance. While reading True Perception- the Path of Dharma Art by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche I came across his quote, “Awareness practice is not just sitting meditation or meditation-in-action alone. … Continue