Welcome!
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.

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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

Calligraphy from the Heart (Sutra) with Reverend Tanaka

September 15th

Rev. Jomyo Tanaka, is a traditionally trained Acharya (Ajari) and master calligrapher in the Shingon School of Japanese Buddhism (the source lineage of Japanese Tantra). He will give teachings and create calligraphies for us, based upon the Heart Sutra, Continue »

The Presence Point

with Sarah Lipton

September 16th—October 21st

The Presence Point aims to cultivate embodiment and a recognition of our core motivation and to engage the creative process to identify practical steps for manifesting our inspiration, Continue »