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

Dharma Talk - Back to Basics: The Noble Eightfold Path, Part 2

with John Hanagan

February 25th

Join us for an talk by John Hanagan about the foundational teachings of the Buddha - the Noble Eightfold Path. In part two of this series, we will explore the notion of "Meditation in Action" and its relationship to the Noble Eightfold Path. Continue »

Good Conversation Salon: Avoid Complaint

with Patricia Hoffmann

February 25th

How can ordinary daily conversation be the key to personal and societal transformation? Please join us in this weekly book salon to explore this topic and to practice the lost art of good conversation. Continue »

Milarepa Day

March 3rd

Milarepa day celebrates the enlightenment and life example of Milarepa. We will be celebrating by reading songs of the lineage fathers from The Rain of Wisdom (Tibetan: Kagyu Gurtso) Continue »

Lojong: The Seven Points of Training the Mind

with Elizabeth Kanard & Barry Gruessner

March 6th—March 27th

Lojong is a set of 59 slogans for training the mind and cultivating loving-kindness.These are classic Mahayana Buddhist teachings attributed to Atisha who was born of royal heritage in 982 C.E. Continue »