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 Westheimer, 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

When Life Has Other Plans

with Celeste Budwit-Hunter

August 23rd

During times of change and stress, it's hard to live genuinely with gentleness and appreciation. In this workshop, we will practice settling the mind and discuss ways to work with the habitual patterns that keep us from connecting with our genuine hearts. Continue »

Compassion in a Crazy World

with Celeste Budwit-Hunter

August 24th

When we develop our own gentleness, we begin to discover the bravery to face the craziness and suffering of the world. Building on the Saturday workshop, this session explores practices that open our hearts and strengthen our minds. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

September 26th—September 28th

Meditation in Everyday Life weekend retreat presents peaceful abiding meditation, basic goodness, and ways that meditation practice can improve the quality of our daily life. By deepening our experience and understanding of ourselves through the practice 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 →