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

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 »

Exploring Creative Process: A Shambhala Arts Workshop

with Sarah Lipton

October 28th

REGISTER NOW! Shambhala Art can be seen as a process, a product, and an arts education program.This is not an "art" workshop, it is an exploration of the senses, an​d a deepening of our understanding about what creative process is really about. Continue »

Preparing to Die: Continuing the Conversation

with Ellen Hollyday & Jason Newman

November 1st

The White River Shambhala Center wants to help you with your final plans for how you will be cared for during your last illness and death. How do you wish to die, what do you want for a funeral and funeral home, who do you want to look after you as you di Continue »


with Shastri Donna Williams

November 5th

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 »

WALK WITH ME: film showing at the Loew Auditorium

November 11th

Get tickets now! The film "Walk With Me" will be shown at the Loew Auditorium on Nov 11 thanks to the Shambhala Meditation Center of White River, The Heart of the Valley Mindfulness Practice Center, The Valley Insight Meditation Society, and The Zen Cente 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!