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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:

6/26/17 – The Young Meditators Group is temporarily postponed. Anyone interested is welcome to come to community meditation on Tuesday evenings or Sunday mornings instead.


Featured Programs

Harvest of Peace Celebration

September 23rd

Harvest of Peace is celebrated near the Autumn Equinox in the Northern hemisphere. We will mark this special day of celebrating the bounty of the seasons and being together by sharing in a potluck lunch. Continue »

Learn To Meditate in the Shambhala Buddhist Tradition

October 3rd—October 17th

Want to learn how to meditate? Sign up for our 3 session class held on the first three 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 »

Fall Ikebana workshop

with Julia Davidson

October 14th

Fall offers some wonderful choices in materials for making seasonal arrangement. This workshop will continue our conversation about the Japanese art and practice of flower arranging using the colors of Fall. This workshop is an opportunity both for newcom Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Jay Lippman

October 19th—November 16th

Jay Lippman will guide us through this 5-week course on cultivating a gentle and friendly relationship with our everyday lives. Through talks, guided meditation, contemplation, and discussion, we gain understanding and experience of unconditional contentm Continue »

Sacred Path: Outrageous/Inscrutable

with Shastri Christine Heming

October 20th—October 22nd

Continuing the Sacred Path series, the Outrageous/ Inscrutable dignities describe how the warrior's skill develops as setting sun mentality completely falls away. 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