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

Gatekeeper Training

with Gary Vu

August 26th

The role of the gatekeeper is to serve as a gentle but unequivocal boundary between the meditation hall and the outside. The presence of a gatekeeper elicits mindful decorum and conduct and serves to protect the practice environment. Continue »

Entering the Path: The Hinayana Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa

with Scott Perry & Bill McPheters

September 5th—October 3rd

The first course of this series presents the teachings of the hinayana. The hinayana introduces core Buddhist teachings on the nature of mind, the practice of meditation, the reality of suffering, and the possibility of liberation. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Suzanne Trahey

September 6th—September 8th

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 »

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Charles Byron

September 27th—September 29th

Awakened Heart is about allowing your heart and intuition to open so that you can communicate fully with the world. Continue »