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 Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Sharon Keegan

March 7th—March 8th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

An Orientation to the Shambhala Buddhist Path

with Daniel Brown & Daniel Brown

March 14th

What is the Shambhala Buddhist Path? Having questions about the shrine? The chants? The path of meditation and study? The Shambhala Buddhist lineage? Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III; Warrior In the World

with Candlin Dobbs

March 20th—March 22nd

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 »

What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

with Charlotte Brodie & Scott Perry

April 13th—May 11th

Third in the new way of Shambhala series of Basic Goodness classes. It emphasizes core Buddhist teachings, such as impermanence, the process of perception, the mind,” and emptiness. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Charlie Byron

April 17th—April 19th

When we enter the world in an open and vulnerable way, we let the world touch our heart, and our heart wakes up to the touch. We encounter the world with clear perception, free from our conventional ways of thinking and experiencing. Continue »

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