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 »

Sunday Dharma Talk: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

with Bill McPheters

May 8th

The method for beginning to relate directly with mind, taught by the Buddha and in use for the past 2,500 years, is the practice of mindfulness. There are four aspects to this practice, traditionally known as the four foundations of mindfulness. This talk Continue »

Running With the Mind of Meditation and Yoga

with Barry Gruessner & Emily Miller

May 14th

This class will introduce us to the practices of sitting and running meditation and we will learn how to bring the wisdom of meditation to running. This class is based on "Running With the Mind of Meditation" by the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. 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 »

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    What is the “Warrior’s Cry”?

    Shambhalians recite something called the “warrior’s cry” at special events such as Shambhala Day, a birthday, or a wedding, and during the “lhasang” purification ceremony. It’s a way for the community to express its inspiration and to invoke the energies of bravery and gentleness. The Warrior’s Cry is a series of Tibetan words: KI KI … Continue