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

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Patrick Dallas

August 28th—September 25th

A five week introductory course. Continue »

The Art of Meditation Instruction

September 13th—October 18th

This is the fourth of the online courses required to update/renew our skills as Shambhala Path Meditation Instructors. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

October 6th

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

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Patrick Dallas

October 16th—November 7th

Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Beginners are welcome to this introduction to the Shambhala path. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

November 3rd

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