The Burlington Shambhala Meditation Center is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Our center offers public meditation, a core curriculum of Shambhala Buddhist teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.


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 →

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Ongoing Offerings

Our centre 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

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Shastri Sharon Keegan & Daniel Brown

May 5th—June 2nd

Basic Goodness of Society, the second class in the series, asks the question, �??How can I help?�?� and explores our relationships with others, our aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation. Continue »

Level V

with Jason Newman

June 10th—June 12th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind�??a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

Recent News

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    Parenting as Ceremony

    by Melinda Haselton NOTE:  The Burlington Shambhala Center’s Mindful Parenting Group meets on the third Sunday of every month, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. On Sunday, May 15, children are invited to come practice with their parents. Please contact Melinda if you would like to come: melindahaselton@gmail.com  or call (802) 658-6795. The sun peeks through the blinds … Continue