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

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Tracy Suchocki

May 1st—May 29th

As the path continues, we learn to work with anxiety, so that we are not blocked by fear. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III; Warrior In the World

with Jason Newman

May 15th—May 17th

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Continue »

Recent News

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    The Practice of Bowing

    Why Do We Do That? Questions and Answers about Shambhala Culture and Decorum QUESTION: I notice that many people bow when they enter and leave the shrine room and at other times. What is the meaning of the bow? ANSWER: “The practice of bowing in Shambhala is a way to extend one’s dignity and to … Continue