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.

***Response to COVID-19: Following the recommendations provided by both the Vermont Department of Health and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Burlington Shambhala Center will be temporarily closed until further notice.***

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

The Second Noble Truth: Origin of Suffering, Part I: The 5 Skandas

with John Rockwell & Acharya Dale Asrael

June 14th—August 23rd

In this in-depth exploration of the Five Skandas (Form, Feeling, Perception, Conception, and Consciousness), we begin to see the subtle layers of our experience, going deeper until we come to the heart of our being. Continue »

Good Morning Sangha! Outdoor Public Sitting

August 2nd—September 27th

As Vermont sees lower virus rates, we are cautiously and excitedly happy to invite you to join us for in-person, physically-distanced Sunday morning sitting at Waterfront Park! Continue »