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

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Shastri Sharon Keegan & Elizabeth Kanard

January 11th—February 8th (2017)

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 »

Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Daniel Brown & Kerstin Lange

January 20th—January 22nd (2017)

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 »

Recent News

  • Pat Hoffmann

    Training the Mind on the Camino de Santiago

    Going on a “spiritual” pilgrimage is a tricky thing – just that label loads the trip with expectation. It’s kind of like going on retreat with a shopping list of the experiences I’d like to have; how I’d like to be different and better when I come home. The Camino de Santiago is a walking … Continue