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

Shamatha: The Nine Stages of Meditation

with Sharon Keegan & Bill McPheters

June 18th—July 11th

This intensive is open to all and is an opportunity to deepen our understanding and realization of shamatha (our basic sitting practice). Continue »

The Bodhisattva Warrior: Six Paramitas

with Scott Perry & Elizabeth Kanard

July 13th—August 10th

Having developed a powerful aspiration to attain complete enlightenment for the benefit of all, one takes, one takes the bodhisattva vow to manifest and actualize that aspiration. After this, one develops the bodhicitta of engaging, entering into the acti Continue »

Recent News

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    The Joy of Expressing Ourselves

    By Larry Arasin Thank you to all who attended the Sunday Social Art Share on June 21and the Art Party on June 26. Both of these events were intended to raise the creative energy at the Shambhala Center. The range of artistic expressions shared this month is truly inspiring. Within the walls of the center … Continue