At the Shambhala Center of Minneapolis, we offer a variety of programs and meditation instruction as well as teachings on Buddhism and the Contemplative Arts in our Northeast Minneapolis location.

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Shambhala vision is rooted in the contemplative teachings of Buddhism, yet is a fresh expression of the spiritual journey for our time.The Shambhala Center of Minneapolis is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and further developed by his son and lineage holder Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Visit Shambhala International for more information on these teachings and lineage.

The Main Shrine Room at the Minneapolis Shambhala Center.

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New to Shambhala?

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

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Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

Featured Programs

The Way of Shambhala: Joy in Everyday Life

with Viki Adducci

February 24th—March 24th

In this course, we explore the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion toward others, and through these, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Please note that class meets five Tuesday evenings. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

March 7th

Free introductory course, open to all. Offered the first Saturday of every month. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

March 27th—March 29th

With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

April 4th

Free introductory course, open to all. Offered the first Saturday of every month. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of a Warrior

with Viki Adducci

April 17th—April 19th

In the Level II weekend program, we focus on deepening the meditation practice through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. Continue »