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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

Sunday Morning Silent Meditation Hour

December 10th—March 25th

Come together with open hearts for silent sitting on most Sundays from 10:00 - 11:00. (Check website close to holidays.) Exceptions are on first Sunday of month -- join us for Learn To Meditate class 10 to noon. Continue »

Tuesday Talks: A Series of Talks Based on the book The Shambhala Principle

February 20th—April 10th

A series of talks based on the book by our teacher Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, "The Shambhala Principle: Discovering Humanity's Hidden Treasure." Drop in for any week's talk and discussion. No charge, donations welcomed. Continue »

LEARN TO MEDITATE - Two hour class

with Jeffrey Slayton

March 4th

It's NOW! Time to 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 qualities of openness, warmth, peacefulness and courage. Continue »

Nyinthun: A Day of Peaceful Abiding Open to All

March 18th

Just Be. A day with no agenda. Experiencing time like a tree. A full day for meditation on March 18th at the White River Shambhala Center. 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- …continue for more photos!