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Shambhala is a welcoming, inclusive, and diverse community inspired by the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature, our innate wisdom, can be developed so that it benefits our own lives and helps meet the many challenges facing the world.

Wherever you may be on your path, at the West Chester Shambhala Center you will find a supportive community and a wealth of opportunities for spiritual and personal growth.

We’d love to meet you! Here’s how you can get started:



Featured Programs

Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos

February 22nd—February 25th

The “Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos” chant is recited each year in order to pacify the karmic cause of personal, social, and environmental chaos that accumulates at the year's end. It is an elaborate protector offering. Continue »

Shambhala Day Celebration- Year of the Fire Bird

February 26th

Shambhala Day is the pinnacle of holidays in the Shambhala tradition, marking the new year. This holiday includes a traditional live-broadcast address from the Sakyong, and is a time for great festivities throughout Shambhala. Continue »

Introduction to Shambhala Meditation

March 1st—March 29th

Shambhala Meditation practice opens us to our own wisdom, tenderness and bravery, and is a powerful antidote to the aggression and suffering we see all around us. Continue »

Learn To Meditate in the Shambhala Buddhist Tradition

with Jay Lippman

March 7th—March 28th

Want to learn how to meditate? Sign up for our 4 session class held on the first four Tuesday evenings of every month. In this class we will present and discuss the principles of Shambhala Buddhism and the path towards a meaningful life. Continue »

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

with Jay Lippman

March 17th—March 19th

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness in Level I, we begin to work with the obstacles that arise as meditation practice develops. Continue »


Recent News

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    Our Children’s Day shrine!

    West Chester is ready to celebrate Children’s Day! Our children decorated their own shrine – come visit us in the next 2 weeks to see it!    

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    October Haiku Competition

    Introducing the monthly haiku competition! Each month we will present a series of images to inspire a haiku. Simply reply to this email with your haiku, or submit at the Shambhala Center. The winning haiku will be picked by the West Chester Shambhala Council members and will be included in the next month’s newsletter. Anyone … Continue