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

Who am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Shastri Sharon Keegan & Bill McPheters

November 7th—December 5th

This course asks the question, “Who am I?” and explores the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, Buddha-nature, and the confidence of warriorship. Continue »

Children's Day: A Winter Solstice Celebration

December 9th

Children's Day is an annual Shambhala celebration that marks the winter solstice. It gives us an opportunity to express appreciation for and with our children, and to come together as a community to celebrate the warmth and light in each of us. Continue »


with Susan Ryan & Frank Ryan

February 15th—February 17th (2019)

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. Continue »