At the Shambhala Center of Minneapolis, we offer Shambhala Training classes, teachings on Buddhism and Contemplative Arts programs. We have meditation practice with meditation instruction on Sundays. See Programs and Ongoing Offerings and our monthly calendar for program details and to register.

We provide these programs as small in-person groups at our Northeast Minneapolis location, on Zoom and now some hybrid gatherings.

COVID-19 guidance: To protect everyone’s health, please wear a mask and practice social distancing when at our Center.  We will update this request as necessary as guidelines change.


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.

Visit Shambhala International for more information on these teachings and lineage.

The Main Shrine Room at the Minneapolis Shambhala Center.


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Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community.

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: The Way of the Buddha

January 2nd—February 6th

Discover the Power of Meditation Continue »

Sacred Path of the Warrior 1/30

January 30th

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Sacred Path of the Warrior 2/6

February 6th

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

March 5th

Introductory course, open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Day Community Celebration

March 6th

Shambhala Day - Welcoming the Tibetan New Year Continue »

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