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

Shambhala Sadhana: Full Moon Community Practice

May 14th—August 6th

The Kongma Sakyong has requested that all Shambhala centres and groups host a monthly Shambhala Sadhana practice for all Shambhala community members on or near the full moon of each month. Continue »

Basic Goodness of Reality

with Shastri Sharon Keegan & Elizabeth Kanard

June 6th—June 27th

This course, one of three in the Basic Goodness Series, asks the question, “What is real?” It explores various approaches to the question and the related inquiry: “How do we know what is real?” Continue »

Recent News

  • Shambhala Day 2017

    What is life without CELEBRATIONS? Please come and celebrate Shambhala Day on Sunday March 5th. Shambhala Day is the pinnacle of holidays in the Shambhala tradition, marking the Tibetan New Year. This holiday is a time for great festivities throughout our Shambhala community. Think of it as a fresh start, which would be most welcome … Continue