New Location!

“Surrendering does not involve preparing for a soft landing; it means just landing on hard, ordinary ground, on rocky, wild countryside. Once we open ourselves, then we land on what is.”  -Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism,Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

The Houston Shambhala Meditation Center is moving to a new location! We have bid a heartfelt farewell to our old space and are welcoming in the new space on Sunday, August 3rd. We are very pleased to be co-locating with the Yoga Heart Studio and continuing our practices in the Dharma and Enlightened Society.

Please join us at the new address for our regular schedule of meditation programs: 5959 Westhemier, Suite 210, Houston, TX 77057


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.

There is open sitting meditation at HSMC every Thursday 7pm-8pm and first Sunday of the month 9am-12pm for beginners and experienced practitioners. Meditation instruction with a qualified instructor is offered at these times at no charge.


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All of the work of our Center and much of the work of the Shambhala global community is done by volunteers. We rely on your generous contributions to pay our basic operating expenses, and view financial giving as part of our practice as well. Please consider to donate or become a member. We greatly appreciate your generosity.

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Featured Programs

Opening Ceremony at New Location

with Celeste Budwit-Hunter

August 3rd

Please join us for an "opening" ceremony to bring the Houston Shambhala Meditation Center to its new location on Westhemier. We will have a lhasang, auspicious verses, and some rice tossing! Continue »
Katie Baingbridge

Ongoing Offerings

Our center 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 →


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 →