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

Winter Practice Intensive: Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change

December 26th—December 30th

This year, we will be engaging in full-day group meditation practice, known in Shambhala as "Nyinthün". This gives us a chance to deepen and energize our practice . Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Ella Reznikova & Geri Amori

January 4th—January 5th (2019)

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 »

Shambhala Training Level II - Birth of the Warrior

with Alexandra Vlasic & Kate Raddock

February 1st—February 3rd (2019)

Examine your fears and habitual patterns by training the mind to meet challenging moments with courage and confidence. Level II builds on the foundation of the meditation practice introduced in Level I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure th Continue »


with Susan Ryan & Frank Ryan

February 15th—February 17th (2019)

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. Continue »