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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

Fundamental Topics in Buddhism Course 1: Karma

with Jay Lippman

February 23rd—February 25th

Understanding Karma helps grasp the subtle Warrior teachings on emptiness, luminosity and bliss. Please join us for a weekend of study and deep contemplation. The teachings on Karma are profound and have the power to radically change how we live. Continue »

Introduction to Shambhala Meditation

March 6th—March 20th

Want to learn more about Shambhala? Sign up for our 3 session class held on the first three Tuesday evenings of every month. In this class we introduce the principles of Shambhala Buddhism and the path towards a meaningful life. Continue »

How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society (Basic Goodness 2)

with Jay Lippman

March 7th—April 11th

This second course asks the question, “How can I help?” and explores our relationships with others, an aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation. Continue »






Recent News

  • 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!    

  • 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