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

The Road Home - book group

with Steven Anderson

November 16th—December 21st

Group exploration of this extraordinary new book. Continue »

Children's Day - a Solstice Celebration

December 18th

A celebration for kids and the child in all of us. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

January 7th (2017)

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

The Bodhisattva Warrior: Six Paramitas

with Steve Tibbetts

January 10th—February 21st (2017)

Buddhism's six transcendent actions and how to put them into practice in our everyday life. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Patrick Dallas

January 13th—January 15th (2017)

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 »