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

What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

with Shastri Sharon Keegan & Charlotte Brodie

July 5th—August 2nd

This course, one of three in the Basic Goodness Series, asks the question, �??What is real?�?� and explores various approaches to it. How do we know what is real? How might we begin to ask this question in a way that is meaningful for our everyday l Continue »

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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