“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

Regional Shambhala Sadhana Practice

March 30th—March 8th

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Guided Tonglen Practice (Regional Sangha)

April 20th—March 15th

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White Tara Practice (Regional Sangha)

May 18th—March 22nd

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Shambhala Training Level 5: Open Sky (online)

March 6th—March 7th

Level V: Open Sky Continue »

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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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