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

Waking Up White - book group

with Susan Engel

October 17th—November 7th

Exploring white privilege as a step toward creating Enlightened Society. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Barbara Wolkowitz

October 20th—October 22nd

With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

November 4th

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

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Patrick Dallas

December 8th—December 10th

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