“Sangha” is the Sanskrit term for “community of practitioners” – one of the three jewels of Buddhism. This Shambhala Meditation Center is home to a community of practitioners who share a connection to meditation and the aspiration to realize a more wakeful, sane society. Friends and members of the Shambhala Center are welcome to attend celebrations, practice events, meetings and gatherings of special interest groups.

The Shambhala Center of Minneapolis is part of an international community of 165 meditation centers founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Shambhala Buddhist path, unique in the world of Western Buddhism, combines the teachings of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism with the Shambhala view of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world.

Programs in Buddhist teachings, meditation and other contemplative disciplines are offered as well as free individual meditation instruction.

Community Events

Childrens Day

December 20th

Our annual solstice celebration, for children and anyone who has ever been a child. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Members Gathering

with Patrick Dallas

January 9th (2016)

Community practice and social gathering. Continue »

Shambhala Day Celebration

February 14th (2016)

Join us to welcome in the new year, with practice, celebration, and an online address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Continue »

Cultural Humility in Enlightened Society

with Shastri Charlene Leung & Robert Pressnall

April 23rd (2016)

Explore the potential of diversity in enlightened society. Continue »

Discussion Group Leader Training

with Robert Pressnall

April 24th (2016)

Training for Shambhala Guides, Meditation Instructors, Directors and Assistant Directors Continue »