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

The Six Ways of Ruling

with Connie Brock

May 24th—June 28th

A unique stream of the Shambhala teachings on Enlightened Society, offering an experimental approach for surviving, transforming and working with the challenges we face at home, at work and in ourselves. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

with Brenda Sussna

July 5th—August 2nd

In this course, we explore the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion toward others, and through these, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Please note that class meets five Tuesday evenings. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

July 9th

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

Weekthun: A Week Long Practice Intensive

with Patrick Dallas

August 6th—August 13th

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