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

Earth Day Field Walk

with Kerstin Lange, David Bailey, Bradley Materick

April 20th

Celebrate Spring with an informative and contemplative walk in the woods at beautiful Rock Point, where we will learn about the many changes that are transforming our landscape during this season of awakening! Continue »

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Daniel Brown

May 16th—May 18th

With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness and inquisitiveness about the world as it is. We can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

May 29th—June 19th

Through an exploration of the Buddhist and Shambhala teachings on intelligent compassion towards others, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Charles Trageser

June 13th—June 15th

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 trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

Recent News

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    Deleks as Building Blocks of Enlightened Society

    This is a re-posting of an earlier article.  When we are aware of others’ needs, everyday life is not limited to personal concerns.  (From The Three-fold Logic of Deleks, by the Vajra Regent Ösel Tendzin, 1981) One of the things that first intrigued me about the Shambhala teachings was the notion of enlightened society.  In … Continue