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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

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 »

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

with Patti Morgan & Suzanne Jones

November 13th—December 18th

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

Shambhala Café: Nourish Community

December 23rd—February 10th (2019)

Sundays, December 23rd. - Feb 10 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 firs Continue »

LEARN TO MEDITATE - Two hour meditation class

with Shastri Donna Williams

January 6th (2019)

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 »

Recent News

  • White River Shambhala Center’s Executive Committee: How It Works, and How You Can Help!

    Pictured here is the Executive Committee, plus Shastri Donna Williams. Left to right, starting with back row: Mark Mounts, Chagdzo, Director of Finance; Ryan Harvey, Rusung, Safety and Protection; Shastri Williams; Jim Peters, Operations Coordinator; Jane Philpin, Communications Coordinator; Jeffrey Slayton, Director of Practice and Education; Dia Ballou, Center Director; Raven Fennell, Director of Culture and Decorum; … Continue