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

Community Garden Meeting

—May 16th

Community Garden Planning Continue »

Way of Shambhala: Contentment in Everyday Life

with Brenda Sussna

April 21st—May 19th

This five-week evening course looks at how contentment is often hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

May 2nd

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

Mudra Space Awareness - Embodied Confidence

with Shastri David Stone

May 15th—May 17th

A powerful mind/body awareness and transformation practice. Offered for the first time in Minneapolis. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of a Warrior

with Viki Adducci

May 29th—May 31st

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