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

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Patrick Dallas

January 10th—February 7th (2018)

This course meets every Wednesday night for 5 weeks. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

January 19th—January 21st (2018)

Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Beginners are welcome to this introduction to the Shambhala path. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Patrick Dallas

January 30th—February 27th (2018)

A five week introductory course. Continue »

Weekthun: A Week-Long Practice Intensive in Minneapolis

with Patrick Dallas

August 4th—August 11th (2018)

Only when you can be extremely soft and pliable can you be extremely hard and strong. (Zen proverb) Continue »