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

Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos - A Year-End Protector Practice

February 13th—February 22nd

To dispel the karmic accumulation of personal, social, and environmental chaos at the (lunar) year's end, we recite the Mamo Chants together for ten days prior to Shambhala Day. Continue »

Shambhala Day 2020 Celebration: The Year of the Iron Mouse

March 1st

Based on the traditional Tibetan new year’s celebration of Losar, the day is calculated according to the Tibetan lunar calendar and is associated with a particular zodiac animal and element. The year 2020 is represented by the Iron Mouse. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Charlotte Brodie

March 2nd—March 30th

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. With meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences. Continue »