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

What Is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality (Weekend Intensive)

with Shastri Myra Woodruff & William Barry

July 27th—July 29th

We will be taking sense perceptions and the elements as our teachers. The program is experientially oriented to see, hear, touch, taste and smell reality afresh. We awaken to our innate capacity to explore and directly experience basic goodness. Continue »

Burlington Community Practice Intensive

with Shastri Sharon Keegan

August 11th—August 12th

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


with Shastri Myra Woodruff

September 7th—September 9th

One studies the text that gives the instruction for “raising windhorse,” which opens the heart and refreshes one’s confidence. The practice is a way to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement, enabling the warrior to go forward in the midst o Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior In the World

with Elizabeth Kanard

September 14th—September 16th

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Continue »