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

The Three Jewels: The Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha

with Charlotte Brodie

March 7th—March 21st

What does it mean to become a Buddhist? This three-session class introduces the basic principles of the three jewels and is an introduction to Buddhism for anyone. Continue »

Weekly Dharma Gathering

March 13th—June 26th

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

Shambhala Sadhana Full Moon Practice

March 24th

The Shambhala Sadhana is a powerful practice that deepens our understanding, feeling, and appreciation of the profound and pervasive qualities of basic goodness in ourselves, others, and in society. Continue »

Power, Monarchy, Hierarchy: A Shambhala Community Exploration

with Alexandra Vlasic & Kate Raddock

April 20th—April 21st

Join us for a weekend to explore the confluence of societal power dynamics and Shambhala teachings on power, monarchy, and hierarchy. Open to the Shambhala community. Continue »