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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 II: The Wheel of Life, Karma, and the Twelve Nidanas

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown & Loden Nyima

September 6th—October 25th

This is the third in a series of five courses exploring the profundity of the Hinayana teachings of the Buddha. In this course, we explore Karma and how the 12 nidanas (links of causation), perpetuate the Wheel of Life, or the cycle of existence. Continue »

Shambhala Lineage Supplication: A Short Course

with Walker Blaine

October 21st—November 4th

This three-part course is for individuals and groups wishing to look more deeply at the Supplication to the Shambhala Lineage, one of the most important chants in the Shambhala tradition. The course summarizes key points in the chant and is presented for Continue »