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

Sunday Dharma Talk: On Turning 80 - A Shambhala Buddhist Perspective On Old Age and Death

with John Hanagan

October 21st

Our dear friend John Hanagan will be sharing reflections on life and death as he enters his 80th year of his precious human birth. Please join us in hearing and discussing this profound and universal topic. Continue »

Mindful Parenting Group

with Elizabeth Dealing & Nikki Jiraff

October 27th

The path of parenting has the potential to transform us from being closed and self-centered to being open and compassionate. Rather than seeing children as a problem for our spiritual practice, we can view them as the path itself. Meditation practice brin 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 »