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

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 »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Patrick Dallas & Susan Engel

June 18th—July 16th

This five-week evening course mixes meditation with the vastness of space beyond concept. Continue »

Midsummer's Day: A Celebration of Summer!

June 22nd

This festival recognizes the joy and brilliance of the summer solstice. We celebrate with games, feasting and community. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

July 6th

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

The Sacred Path: Outrageous and Inscrutable

with Barbara Wolkowitz

July 12th—July 14th

These fruitional dignities refer to the extraordinary skill of a practiced warrior who is no longer afraid of making mistakes. Completion of the Meek & Perky program is required for this weekend intensive course. Continue »