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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

Shambhala Family and Children's Program

January 6th—June 2nd

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

Community Shambhala Sadhana Practice

January 13th—February 10th

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 »

What is Real: The Basic Goodness of Reality

with Jay Lippman

January 23rd—February 27th

The course What is Real: The Basic Goodness of Reality asks the question, “What is real?” and explores various approaches to this question. Continue »

Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos

February 2nd

We recite chants intended to pacify the turmoil of the Mamos each year to pacify the karmic causes of personal, social, and environmental chaos that accumulates at the year's end. By reciting the chant, we tune into the protector principle of awareness an Continue »

Victory Over War: An Introduction to the Dorje Kasung

February 3rd

The Dorje Kasung is an organizational pillar within Shambhala modeled on the ancient tradition of dharma protectors. The role of the Dorje Kasung is to serve, protect, and care for Shambhala. 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