“It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don’t we think about training our mind?”

-Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Meditation is a natural state of the human mind—at rest, open, alert. The practice of meditation has been taught for over 2,500 years as a vehicle for realizing the beauty and magic of the ordinary world without aggression or manipulation.

The teachings of Shambhala Buddhism emphasize the potential for enlightenment inherent in every situation or state of mind. Our Shambhala community is 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. Through discipline, gentleness and a sense of humor, the practitioner is invited to connect with their own basic goodness and wake up on the spot.

We offer several programs and classes to help deepen your meditation practice.



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 »