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

Timekeeper Training

with Doug Stark

January 22nd

The timer holds the seat of steadiness and presence of simple wakeful dignity in order for others in the meditation hall to do the same. This training is for aspiring as well as experienced timekeepers alike Continue »

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

January 25th—February 3rd

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 Training Level II - Birth of the Warrior

with Alexandra Vlasic & Kate Raddock

February 1st—February 3rd

Examine your fears and habitual patterns by training the mind to meet challenging moments with courage and confidence. Level II builds on the foundation of the meditation practice introduced in Level I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure th Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra New Moon Practice

February 3rd

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a short liturgy "discovered" by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Practiced by the Shambhala community on the new moon days of the lunar calendar, this practice invokes the power of sanity to overcome the forces of materialism in the w Continue »