“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

Shambhala Day Celebration

February 14th

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

Explore the potential of diversity in enlightened society. Continue »

Discussion Group Leader Training

with Robert Pressnall

April 24th

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

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 »