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 →

Katie Baingbridge

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

Shastri Henry Chapin: Enlightened Society in Everyday Life

February 5th

Senior Shambhala Teacher talks on Thursday evening about Enlightened Society in Everyday Life Continue »

Shastri Henry Chapin: What is Shambhala Buddhism?

February 6th

Senior Shambhala Teacher talks on Frisday evening about What is Shambhala Buddhism Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II - Birth of the Warrior

with Christine Guest

February 27th—March 1st

This weekend builds on the foundation of the meditation practice introduced in Shambhala Training Level I by exploring how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world. Continue »

Touching the Earth: Winter Field Walk

with David Bailey, Kerstin Lange, Bradley Materick

March 1st

Join us for an afternoon of experiencing, celebrating and learning from the winter world! A guided tree walk will give you both inspiration and knowledge of the natural world. If you have always wondered how to identify trees when the leaves Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

with Marilyn Brown & Geri Amori

March 2nd—March 23rd

Through an exploration of the Buddhist and Shambhala teachings on intelligent compassion towards others, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Continue »

Recent News

  • Photo credit: Daniel Escudero de Felix

    Message from the Sakyong

    (From Shambhala Times) Message from the Sakyong concerning the tragic events in Paris: I have been tracking the attacks in Paris closely since they were announced and want to offer my sincere condolences to everyone affected by this tragedy. It was heartbreaking to hear the news about the shootings. As we try to come to … Continue