Spark your heart and mind

through the practice of meditation.

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.

The practice of sitting meditation (and walking and standing) is the basis from which we realign our relationship with our habits.  Over time and with gentleness that only we can know we choose what we really want to cultivate and what we can let go of.  This process is sometimes called the Way of Shambhala or the path of the warrior.  There are many, many short classes or weekends that offer a combination of opportunities for meditation and working with various topics.  If you do not see what you are interested in studying or working with please ask.


Community Positions Available

                      The following positions are currently accepting applicants:

Director of Community Care and Conduct

The Director of Community Care and Conduct is responsible for the development, implementation, management, and support of policies and procedures related to ethical conduct, grievances, and supportive training programs for teachers and office holders. The director reports directly to the board of Shambhala. Click here to read the Job Description


Denver Shambhala Center is Recruiting!

We are seeking a Center Director who has excellent communication and leadership skills to direct and foster a thriving meditation center of teaching, practices, and community life. This is a volunteer position with an expected commitment of 5 to 10 hours/week with evening and weekend availability. We will also be recruiting for a paid 20 hour/week administrative/operations position to run the Center day to day. CLICK HERE ( for more information.


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 →

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  • Fearlessness in Everyday Life - September 2019
    Starts 30 Sep 2019
    Learning to work with our anxiety we are not blocked by fear...
  • Basic Goodness 3: What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality - Sep
    Starts 30 Sep 2019
    Emphasizing core Buddhist teachings and the natural world thi...
  • The Development of Peace: Basic Teachings of the Buddha (OE)
    Starts 15 Oct 2019
    This Course Introduces the Buddhas core teaching of The Four N...
  • Shambhala Art Part 1: Coming to Your Senses
    Starts 30 Oct 2019
    The Shambhala Art teachings celebrate art that springs from the...
  • Shambhala Land Centres

    Cape Breton;
    Kalapa Valley
    Valley of kindness

    Gampo Abbey
    Home of Shambhala Monasticism

    Dorje Denma Ling

    Regional Programs

    Programs for Atlantic Canada Region

    St. Margaret s Bay Shambhala Centre

    with Alice Haspray, Richard Haspray, Theresa Milligan


    St. Margaret s Bay Shambhala Centre

    Sadhana of Mahamudra practice

    with Jane Hester

    December 7th—December 26th

    • How to bring out meditation in our daily lives?

        So often those of us who are interested in meditation ask ourselves – does meditation help us when we are not actually sitting on the cushion? Does meditation help the attitude we take when we are doing things in our day-to-day life? Is there an overflow of training our mind that we can actually … Continue 

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      Harvesting Peace in Cape Breton

      Heads up everyone Cabot Shores and Paul and Barbara and Acharaya Moh Hardin will be hosting our annual community ‘harvest of peace’ on September 23. It’s funny how we think we have ‘always’ had a fall Nyida day celebration and that it ‘always’ has had food and children events and ‘always’ some group practice! well…  … Continue 

    • Midsummers in the Margaree’s

      Midsummer’s Day, Sunday June 24 At Shambhala we have a long tradition of celebrating the changing of the seasons. Summer brings openness, warmth, and often a sense of relaxation and enjoyment of the simple things in life. Please join us on Sunday, June 24th for a float down the river celebration where we can relax together and … Continue 

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