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

Weekly Dharma Gathering

March 13th—June 27th

All are welcome to join these weekly events, which include guided meditation, a talk by a featured guest teacher, and concluding with discussions. Continue »

Burlington Community Practice Intensive

with Shastri Sharon Keegan

April 27th—April 28th

Practitioners of all levels are invited to join in this two-day practice of spacious mind. Continue »

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Shastri Sharon Keegan & Bill McPheters

May 14th—June 4th

This course explores our relationships with others, our aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation. We look at a Shambhala understanding of society, and what enlightened society may be. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Shastri Bill Brauer & Ella Reznikova

May 17th—May 19th

Having learned not to turn away from fear, we can extend this strength into everyday life situations. We learn that we can apply our practice to whatever arises, developing more confidence in all aspects of our world. Continue »