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.

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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

Mainland;
Dorje Denma Ling

Regional Programs

  • 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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