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

Shambhala Sadhana

April 29th

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 »

The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness: The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma

with Scott Perry & Bill McPheters

May 1st—May 29th

This class presents the vajrayana teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. The vajrayana, or “diamond vehicle,” also referred to as tantra, is rooted in the hinayana and mahayana and extends the teachings on liberation and compassion. Continue »

Shambhala Chants Practicum

with Julia Persch & Marian English

May 13th

Using our voice, we have the ability to synchronize our mind, body, and speech in a unified act of proclaiming our aspiration to be fully awake in the world. Come learn about chanting and how our Shambhala lineage utilizes this ancient practice. Continue »

Dharma Talk - Thus Have I Heard: The Heart Sūtra

with Elizabeth Kanard

May 20th

Join us in hearing, reflecting on, and chanting The Heart Sutra, one of the most well-known sutras in Mahayana Buddhism. Its Sanskrit title, Prajñaparamitahrdaya, can be translated as "The Sutra of the Heart of Transcendent Knowledge". Continue »