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

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Ann Tyndall

February 22nd—February 24th

In the Level II weekend program, we focus on deepening the meditation practice through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. Continue »

A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part I: The Four Limitless Ones

February 24th—April 21st

A Year of Deepening in Compassion: A four-part series exploring the Shambhala Mahayana teachings. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

March 2nd

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

Radical Responsibility: The Path of Authentic Relationships

with Acharya Fleet Maull

March 22nd—March 24th

A Transformative Weekend Program Continue »

Meek & Perky

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

March 29th—March 31st