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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

Community Shambhala Sadhana Practice

September 8th—March 8th

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 »

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Aaron De Long

January 9th—February 13th

Meditation uncovers our wisdom. This wisdom is always present, and can be applied to transform confused situations and emotions into effective actions. Continue »




Recent News

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    Tuesday Open House – Current Reading

    Happy New Year! We are currently discussing Pema Chodron’s book The Places That Scare You after meditation on Tuesday nights. The reading is completely optional, but the chapters are short and worth your time! When meetings resume on January 7th, we will be discussing Chapter 11, Overcoming Resistance.

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    Blooms & Bamboo: Chrysanthemum and Ikebana Sogetsu Artistry

    If you admire the flowers in our Shambhala center, you will love this event! Longwood Gardens is spotlighting the meditative artistry of Ikebana Sogetsu. This once-in-a-lifetime experience features towering Ikebana bamboo art forms, enchanting Asian arrangements, and thousands of blooming chrysanthemums throughout the Conservatory. The world’s pre-eminent master of Ikebana Sogetsu, Headmaster Akane Teshigahara, has … Continue