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

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Patrick Dallas

April 25th—May 23rd

This course meets every Wednesday night for 5 weeks. Continue »

Refuge Vow Preparatory Class

with Patrick Dallas

May 17th—May 31st

Preparatory Class for taking the Refuge Vow Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

June 2nd

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

Rigden Weekend

with Acharya Emily Bower

June 8th—June 10th

The Rigden weekend retreat is the culmination of the path laid out in the Shambhala Training Levels I-V, and the Everyday Life and Basic Goodness series. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

July 7th

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