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

The Bodhisattva Warrior: Six Paramitas

with Scott Perry & Elizabeth Kanard

July 13th—August 10th - Date cancelled

Having developed a powerful aspiration to attain complete enlightenment for the benefit of all, one takes, one takes the bodhisattva vow to manifest and actualize that aspiration. After this, one develops the bodhicitta of engaging, entering into the acti Continue »

Recent News

  • Yoga to Help You Sit

    By Martha Whitney and Trina Magi The purpose of meditation is to study and train our minds. But what if we’re not physically comfortable when we sit? Sometimes our minds create the urge to move or fidget or scratch, and it’s interesting to note the mind’s ability to do that. Other discomforts truly may be … Continue