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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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

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Bill McPheters & Charlotte Brodie

August 8th—August 29th

Meditation uncovers our wisdom. This wisdom is always present and can be applied to transform confused situations and emotions into effective actions. Continue »

Introduction to Shambhala Buddhism

with Shastri Sharon Keegan

August 20th

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. Continue »

Level I

with Shastri Myra Woodruff

September 10th—September 11th

The Shambhala Training path of the Way of Shambhala begins with The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level One. Level One introduces the rich Shambhala tradition, which inspires and encourages us to explore and celebrate what it is to be human. Continue »

Recent News

  • Yeshe Tsogyal

    Questions and Answers about Shambhala Culture and Decorum

    Question: Who is the woman depicted on the banner hanging on the left side of the shrine room? Answer: The woman is Yeshe Tsogyal, the mother of Tibetan Buddhism and symbol of the feminine principle. As explained on the Shambhala Media website, “Yeshe Tsogyal is the most important woman in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, appearing … Continue