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

Holiday Practice Intensive

with Sharon Keegan & Patricia Hoffmann

December 26th—January 1st (2015)

The Holiday Practice Intensive offers additional opportunities for group practice, interspersed with teachings from Sakyong Mipham and Pema Chodron. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Barry Gruessner & Emily Miller

January 12th—February 2nd (2015)

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences. Difficult emotions and the challenges of life Continue »

How Can I Help? - The Basic Goodness of Society

with Daniel Brown & Tracy Suchocki

January 15th—February 12th (2015)

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 »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Sharon Keegan

January 17th—January 18th (2015)

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 »

Timer and Gatekeeper Training

with Sharon Keegan

January 25th (2015)

These two positions within our meditation environment are significant gestures of generosity by presenting and maintaining a dignified and powerful energy of commitment to waking up in this life. Continue »

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