Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being’s nature is 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.  We call this path of meditation the Way of Shambhala or the path of the warrior.  There are many short classes or weekends or online courses that offer a combination of opportunities for meditation and working with various topics to reflect on our lives and actions.  If you do not see what you are interested in studying or working with please ask.

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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 →

Shambhala Land Centres

Cape Breton;
Kalapa Valley
Valley of kindness

Gampo Abbey
Home of Shambhala Monasticism

Dorje Denma Ling

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