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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

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Aaron de Long

March 28th—April 25th

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

Sending and Taking: Cultivating Compassion

with Jonathan Herson

March 29th—March 30th

Skillful action naturally arises from the unconditional resting space of openness, or Basic Goodness. Tonglen, or "sending and taking", is the central practice of training the mind to become accustomed to that openness. Continue »

Introduction to Shambhala Meditation

with Jay Lippman

April 2nd—April 16th

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

Community Shambhala Sadhana Practice

April 14th

The Shambhala Sadhana is a powerful practice that deepens our understanding, feeling, and appreciation of the profound and pervasive qualities of basic goodness in ourselves, others, and in society. Continue »




Recent News

  • Something New for Tuesday Open House!

    Starting February 5th, after meditation we will talk about Pema Chodron’s book The Places that Scare You. You don’t have to read the chapter before you come – but the more people who do, the richer the conversation will be! It is a great book – and the chapters are very short. We will talk … Continue 

  • Our wonderful 2018 Children’s Day Shrine!

    Here is the wonderful Children’s Day shrine that our sangha’s children decorated! It was a wonderful day of family fun.