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

Harvest of Peace Celebration: Bowling for Buddha!

September 23rd

Join us for our annual Harvest of Peace celebration. This year we will be celebrating with morning practice followed by an afternoon of good food and BOWLING. That's right! Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Dr. Esther Seibold

October 13th—October 14th

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 »

Mudra Space Awareness

with Zoey Moyle

October 28th

Through various exercises, Mudra Space Awareness is the practice in the Shambhala Lineage centered on actively bringing attention to feeling in the body, and conversely refocusing attention away from thinking. Continue »

Burlington Community Practice Intensive

with Shastri Sharon Keegan

November 3rd—November 4th

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