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

Fully Alive - Pema Chodron video course

with Scott Kamilar

January 19th—March 1st

Open to all. Each week includes meditation practice, viewing video teachings, and group discussion. No pre-requisites. Continue »

Qigong - Levels 1 & 2

with Shastri David Stone

February 27th—February 28th

Introduction to Meditation

March 5th

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

Way of Shambhala: Contentment in Everyday Life

with Patrick Dallas

March 15th—April 12th

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 »

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Viki Adducci

March 18th—March 20th

This weekend program emphasizes developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies which allows us to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We engage the world directly, extending the attitude of fearlessness to our activites. Continue »