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

Introduction to Shambhala Buddhism

with Daniel Brown

August 26th

The Shambhala teachings and the teachings of vajrayana Buddhism meet at the highest level. They use different languages, but both traditions are telling the truth, which is that enlightenment is possible for all beings. Continue »

Giving our Best: A Recorded Retreat with Pema Chodron

with Carol Snow & Martha Whitney

September 6th—September 27th

Compassion is a skill. You can learn it here and now, and the benefits are vast. In this recorded retreat, Pema Chodron shows you how. Continue »

Recent News

  • Shambhala Day 2017

    What is life without CELEBRATIONS? Please come and celebrate Shambhala Day on Sunday March 5th. Shambhala Day is the pinnacle of holidays in the Shambhala tradition, marking the Tibetan New Year. This holiday is a time for great festivities throughout our Shambhala community. Think of it as a fresh start, which would be most welcome … Continue