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 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 »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Sharon Keegan

September 27th—September 28th

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 »

Fall Field Walk

with Kerstin Lange & David Bailey

September 28th

Celebrate fall with an informative and contemplative walk in the woods at beautiful Lone Rock Point, where we will learn about the many changes that are transforming our landscape during this season of colors. Continue »

Contentment In Everyday Life-DAYTIME Class

with Bill McPheters & Carol Snow

October 7th—November 4th

This introduction to meditation practice emphasizes how the challenges of life can be met with gentleness, steadiness, and humor. Continue »

Burlington Community Practice Intensive

October 11th—October 12th

Practitioners of all levels are invited to join in this two-day practice of spacious mind. Continue »

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