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

Sexual Harm, Trauma, and The Healing Journey

December 9th—January 13th (2020)

In dialogue with Basia Solarz and Acharya Noel McLellan, Robert Wright guides us into an understanding of the depth and pervasiveness of sexual abuse in modern society, the nature of trauma, and ways to move toward a healthier and safer community Continue »

Gatekeeper Training

with Gary Vu

December 10th

The role of the gatekeeper is to serve as a gentle but unequivocal boundary between the meditation hall and the outside. The presence of a gatekeeper elicits mindful decorum and conduct and serves to protect the practice environment. Continue »

Smile at Fear - A Winter Practice Intensive

December 26th—December 29th

Join us for our day-long meditation practice.This is an opportunity to deepen and energize our practice, a perfect winter activity and a way to ring in the new year! Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra New Moon Community Practice

December 29th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a short liturgy discovered by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Practiced by the Shambhala community on the new moon days of the lunar calendar, this practice invokes the power of sanity to overcome the forces of materialism in the w Continue »