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

White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

January 27th—February 22nd

This five-week recorded course introduces the short daily practice of White Tara, one of the most famous bodhisattvas of compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Suzanne Trahey

February 7th—February 9th

Level II builds the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Level I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of ourselves and the world we live in. Continue »

The Shamanic Journey and Meditation Workshop

with Julie Soquet

February 15th

Shamanism is a multiplicity of healing practices and traditions of indigenous peoples which extend throughout the world and back into thousands of years of prehistoric time. Through foundational meditation practice, we can settle our body and mind in orde Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Charlotte Brodie

March 2nd—March 30th

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. With meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences. Continue »