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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

Taming the Mind and Walking the Bodhisattva Path

with Ken Ketchum

May 13th—July 29th

Sundays at 11 am after sitting. Inspired by the example of awakened ones of the past and present, taming our minds leads us to the vast activity of caring for others and the profound view of emptiness. Continue »

The Lost Art of Good Conversation Salons Continue

with Patti Morgan

May 15th—July 3rd

Drop in salon based on Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's newest book entitled THE LOST ART OF GOOD CONVERSATION. Facilitated once again by Ms. Patti Morgan, we now return to investigate being mindful and being kind, to ourselves and to others, embracing our huma Continue »

Mid-Summer Picnic and Celebration in East Calais, Vermont

June 24th

We are invited to join the Montpelier Shambhala Center to celebrate Midsummer this year. at Sarah's house. Continue »

Recent News

  • Embodying Earth Energy

    Embodying Earth Energy by Shastri Donna Williams “The human potential for intelligence and dignity is attuned to experiencing the brilliance of the bright blue sky, the freshness of green fields, and the beauty of trees and mountains,” CTR, Sacred Path of the Warrior. I was teaching in Santiago Chile during March of 2017.  When I … Continue