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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.


Note: The open meditation session is cancelled on Sunday June 24th due to our Summer solstice celebration. Please join us there instead! 

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


Featured Programs

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Aaron de Long & Jay Lippman

May 31st—June 28th

An introductory course focusing on cultivating a gentle and friendly relationship with our everyday lives. Continue »

Midsummer's Day Celebration

June 24th

Come join us for our annual midsummer's day celebration! Continue »

Introduction to Shambhala Meditation

July 3rd—July 17th

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 »

Book Study Group: The Shambhala Principle

with Jay Lippman

July 19th—August 9th

This book group will study one of the Sakyong Mipham Rimpoche’s most recent books. This book contemplates the question: Can we rouse energy and confidence to create a good world that is founded on the Shambhala Principle of Basic Goodness? Continue »

Shambhala Family and Children's program

July 29th

The Shambhala children’s group welcomes families from the Shambhala community and the general public interested in mindful living. 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