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

Harvest of Peace - fall equinox celebration

September 25th

Celebrate the change of season with a special practice, plus community activities and potluck feast. All are invited! Continue »

Shambhala Lineage Supplication - a short course

with Walker Blaine & Patrick Dallas

September 27th—October 11th

Explore the structure and meaning of this chant. Continue »

Be Grateful To Everyone: An In Depth Guide to the Practice of Lojong

with Scott Kamilar

September 28th—November 9th

Awakened Wednesdays returns with a new format September 28! Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

October 1st

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

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of a Warrior

with Bill Hebbert

October 21st—October 23rd

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