“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

Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.


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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 →

Core Curriculum

The Way of Shambhala is an extensive path of training in authentic meditation practices and wisdom teachings. Contemplative Arts comprise a number of secular disciplines and activities, including flower arranging and photography.

Featured Programs

Shambhala Sadhana Practice with Shastri Iris Ramos

March 30th—June 1st

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Guided Tonglen Practice Session with Shastri Larry Higgins

April 20th—June 8th

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White Tara Practice with Shastri Linda Mockeridge

May 18th—June 15th

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Meditation in Everyday Life

with Celeste Budwit-Hunter

June 6th—June 27th

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Review of Pandemic Practice Instructions with Guided Practice with Walker Blaine

June 6th

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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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Learning To Meditate

Learning to Meditate – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

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Twelve Moments: Experiencing Spiritual and Faith Traditions

Rothko Chapel – Houston, Texas; Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Celeste Budwit-Hunter, Shamatha Meditation

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