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


with Beth Latchis

December 5th—December 6th

Qigong is designed to cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath, and qi (internal energy) to promote health and longevity. Continue »

Introduction to Shambhala Buddhism

with Daniel Brown

December 12th

“The Shambhala teachings and the teachings of vajrayana Buddhism meet at the highest level. They use different languages, but both traditions are telling the truth, which is that enlightenment is possible for all beings.” –SMR Continue »

The Presence Point: Embodying Leadership

with Sarah Lipton

December 12th

Leadership is a path of delightfully challenging transformation. Do you perceive inner richness and unexpressed talents, yet feel stuck, blocked or paralyzed? Continue »

Sunday Dharma Talk: Mindful Parenting

with Tracy Suchocki

December 13th

The path of parenting has the potential to transform us from being closed and self-centered to being open and compassionate. Continue »

Recent News

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    Hold the Dates: Sakyong to Lead January Shambhala Meditation Training

    The Sakyong will lead a weekend event on Shambhala meditation from Halifax, Jan. 22-24, 2016. The Friday evening talk and Saturday program are open to the public. Sunday’s program is restricted to meditation instructors, ADs, and teachers, who are expected to attend the Saturday program, as well. The programs will be offered online for those … Continue