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

Joy in Everyday Life

with Susan Engel

April 23rd—May 21st

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. Continue »

A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part II: The Joyful Snow Lion and The Paramitas

May 12th—July 14th

A Year of Deepening in Compassion: A four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. Continue »

Gatekeeper and Umdze Training

with Steven Anderson

May 25th

Learn the roles and forms of Gatekeeper and Umdze to help support Sunday Sitting and other programs. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

June 1st

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

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Candlin Dobbs

June 7th—June 9th

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 activities. Continue »