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

Kind and Awake: Meditation in Everyday Life

with Scott Perry & Elizabeth Kanard

September 8th—September 29th

This class provides an opportunity to deepen the experience and understanding of meditation for new students, with special attention on practical suggestions for establishing a sitting practice in the middle of our speedy society. Continue »

Calligraphy from the Heart (Sutra) with Reverend Tanaka

September 15th

Rev. Jomyo Tanaka, is a traditionally trained Acharya (Ajari) and master calligrapher in the Shingon School of Japanese Buddhism (the source lineage of Japanese Tantra). He will give teachings and create calligraphies for us, based upon the Heart Sutra, Continue »

The Presence Point

with Sarah Lipton

September 16th—October 21st

The Presence Point aims to cultivate embodiment and a recognition of our core motivation and to engage the creative process to identify practical steps for manifesting our inspiration, Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Sharon Keegan

September 27th—September 28th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Contentment In Everyday Life-DAYTIME Class

with Bill McPheters

October 7th—November 4th

This introduction to meditation practice emphasizes how the challenges of life can be met with gentleness, steadiness, and humor. Continue »