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 →

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

Introduction to Meditation

January 4th—December 5th

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

Level V: Open Sky

with Patrick Dallas

February 14th—February 16th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open, clear sky of mind. Continue »

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Ann Tyndall

February 21st—February 23rd

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Beginners are welcome to this introduction to the Shambhala path. Continue »

Shambhala Day: Year of the Iron Mouse

March 1st

Shambhala Day is our annual celebration of the traditional Tibetan New Year. Shambhala Day is a time for us to express the wealth and richness or our spiritual and cultural heritage through feasting, conviviality, and elegance. Continue »