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

The Awakened One: A Life of the Buddha - A Book Study

with Paul Libersher

July 12th—September 13th - Date postponed or cancelled

The story of the founder of Buddhism is one of the world's great tales of spiritual awakening. Continue »

Understanding Shambhala Meditation

August 16th—September 20th

Introduction to Meditation

September 2nd

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

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Patrick Dallas

September 5th—October 3rd

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

Proclaiming Basic Goodness - An Introduction to Shambhala Meditation

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

September 16th—September 17th

As we tune into our open hearts through meditation, we discover a pathway to proclaiming basic goodness as an antidote to the stress, suffering, and aggression of our times. Open to people with all levels of experience. Continue »