“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

Please join us for our regular schedule of meditation programs at 5959 Westheimer, Suite 210, Houston, TX 77057. Our Center is on the second floor, Suite 210, we share space with the Yoga Heart Studio. Please let us know if you need access to the elevator in the building by sending an email to the Center at shambhalahouston@gmail.com a few days before the program.


A special thanks to Yoga Heart Studio   http://yogaheartstudiohouston.com/

“Students at Yoga Heart Studio receive instruction from professional, full-time yoga teachers who offer expert guidance in bringing well-being into bodies and minds. Mindful Yoga Practices for Life.”


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 group sitting and walking meditation at HSMC every Thursday 7pm-7:45pm, on the first Sunday of the month 9am-11am for beginners and experienced practitioners, and Introduction to Meditation on the first Sunday of the month 11am-12pm. Meditation instruction with a qualified instructor is offered at these times by donation only.


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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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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 →