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

Burlington Community Practice Intensive

with Shastri Sharon Keegan

October 19th—October 20th

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

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Charlotte Brodie & Geri Amori

October 28th—November 18th

This introductory class provides an opportunity to learn and deepen our experience and understanding of meditation. It is valuable for both newer and experienced students as it places special attention on practical suggestions for establishing a sitting. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Shastri Donna Williams

November 8th—November 10th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind, a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

Queer Warriorship: An Intro to Meditation and Mindfulness for the LGBTQ Community and Allies

November 16th

LGBTQ individuals and allies welcome! Come learn to meditate or brush up on your technique in a supportive queer and ally-friendly environment. Explore mindfulness strategies you can use in everyday life. Continue »