Welcome!
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 →

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

Burlington Community Practice Intensive

with Shastri Sharon Keegan

February 23rd—February 24th

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

The Three Jewels: The Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha

with Charlotte Brodie

March 7th—March 21st

What does it mean to become a Buddhist? This three-session class introduces the basic principles of the three jewels and is an introduction to Buddhism for anyone. Continue »

Burlington Community Practice Intensive

with Shastri Sharon Keegan

April 27th—April 28th

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

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Shastri Sharon Keegan & Bill McPheters

May 14th—June 4th

This course explores our relationships with others, our aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation. We look at a Shambhala understanding of society, and what enlightened society may be. Continue »