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 →

Katie Baingbridge

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

Getting Off the Wheel of Suffering with Pema Chodron

with Patti Lanich & Carol Snow

May 30th—May 31st

PEMA CHODRON talks about how we human beings are experts at creating problems for ourselves. Unless we have deep wisdom to guide us, we make the same mistakes over and over again, perpetuating our confusion. Continue »

Burlington Community Practice Intensive

with Sharon Keegan

June 13th—June 14th

Practitioners of all levels are invited to join in this two-day practice of spacious mind. Continue »

Shamatha: The Nine Stages of Meditation

with Sharon Keegan

June 18th—July 11th

This intensive is open to all and is an opportunity to deepen our understanding and realization of shamatha (our basic sitting practice). Continue »

The Bodhisattva Warrior: Six Paramitas

with Scott Perry & Elizabeth Kanard

July 13th—August 10th

Having developed a powerful aspiration to attain complete enlightenment for the benefit of all, one takes, one takes the bodhisattva vow to manifest and actualize that aspiration. After this, one develops the bodhicitta of engaging, entering into the acti Continue »

Recent News

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    Fun(d)raising Auction Coming Soon!

    Join us Sunday, May 31, 12-2 p.m., for our Fun(d)raising Auction. Have fun, help stabilize center finances, and leave with some wonderful books, items and services. After a light lunch at noon, members Dan Brown and Scott Perry will auction off a host of items and services including statues, malas, thankas, wall hangings, a cabin … Continue