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

Shambhala Tea

with Tracy Suchocki

February 20th

Anyone who has taken Level III is formally invited to our Shambhala Tea on Saturday, February 20, 2016 to discuss the practice and decorum of staffing Shambhala training retreats. Continue »

Sunday Dharma Talk: Sacred Spaces

with Charlotte Brodie

March 13th

Please join this Sunday Dharma talk to discuss the symbolism of the shrine and the development of your own home shrine. Continue »

The Path of Individual Liberation: The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma

with Scott Perry & Bill McPheters

March 15th—May 3rd

The first course of this series presents the teachings of the hinayana. The hinayana introduces core Buddhist teachings on the nature of mind, the practice of meditation, the reality of suffering, and the possibility of liberation. Continue »

Recent News

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    Deepen Your Practice by Becoming a Gatekeeper or Timer

    Serving as a gatekeeper or meditation timer is a lovely way to both deepen your own practice and support the sangha of fellow practitioners. These roles are vitally important to the function of our center, because they make group meditation possible. Shastri Sharon Keegan will provide training in timing and gatekeeping Sunday, Feb. 7, 12:30-2:30, … Continue