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.


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

Lojong: Training the Mind

June 16th—July 21st

The teachings on lojong, or training the mind, are essential teachings on developing genuine compassion on the path of meditation. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

August 1st

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

Weekthun: A Week Long Practice Intensive

with Viki Adducci

August 1st—August 8th

Only when you can be extremely soft and pliable can you be extremely hard and strong. (Zen proverb) Continue »

Shambhala Guide Training - Follow Up Day

with Patrick Dallas & Viki Adducci

August 15th

Follow up day for participants in June 2015 training. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Viki Adducci

August 28th—August 29th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Beginners are welcome to this introduction to the Shambhala path. Continue »