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

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Charlotte Brodie & Geri Amori

October 28th—November 18th

This introductory class provides an opportunity to learn and deepen our experience and understanding of meditation. It is valuable for both newer and experienced students as it places special attention on practical suggestions for establishing a sitting. Continue »

Sunday Dharma Talk: Trauma and Meditation

with Lassiter Williams

December 8th

For trauma survivors, meditation could be a part of a path of healing or in other instances, it could act as a trigger. How then can we individually and collectively foster a safe space in which the nature of trauma is understood and handled with gentlene Continue »

Sexual Harm, Trauma, and The Healing Journey

December 9th—January 13th (2020)

In dialogue with Basia Solarz and Acharya Noel McLellan, Robert Wright guides us into an understanding of the depth and pervasiveness of sexual abuse in modern society, the nature of trauma, and ways to move toward a healthier and safer community Continue »