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

Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Daniel Brown & Kerstin Lange

January 20th—January 22nd

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness in Level I, we want to learn more. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask underlying fear. Continue »

Sunday Dharma Talk: Courage and Open Heart

with Julie Soquet

February 12th

On this day of hearts and roses, we may want to consider how our soft and tender hearts could open further and further to our loved ones and to our life. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

with Charlotte Brodie & Marilyn Brown

February 27th—March 20th

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 »

Recent News

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    New Treatise on Enlightened Society Discussion Group

    The first of the series of discussion group meetings, focused on the teachings in the Sakyong’s Treatise on Enlightened Society, was held on Sunday, January 8. The goal of the series is to apply these teachings to the challenges and opportunities we face in light of the current political situation. The discussions will happen at … Continue