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. We are located in Northeast Minneapolis.

COVID-19 outbreak:  We offer some small group gatherings, including Sunday sitting with meditation instruction, at our Center under social distancing guidelines and safety protocols. Registration is requested for Sunday sitting at this time. We continue to offer other classes and discussion groups via Zoom.

To see program details and to register, see Programs and Ongoing Offerings and our monthly calendar.


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

The Eight Fold Path

with Prof Sue Stephens

May 5th—May 26th

The Eight Fold Path leads to liberation from samsara. Following the path creates a noble people. Continue »

The Art of Being Human

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

May 14th—May 16th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Continue »

Midsummers Day Celebration

June 19th

Midsummers Day - A Celebration of the Summer Solstice Continue »

Small Group Sitting at the Center

June 20th

“You are sitting on the earth and you realize that this earth deserves you and you deserve this earth. You are there – fully, personally, genuinely.” Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

with Paul Libersher

July 10th

Introductory course, open to all. Continue »

Recent News

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