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

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Patrick Dallas

March 14th—April 18th

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

Book Salon: The Lost Art of Good Conversation

April 7th—May 19th

Come join the conversation at our Book Salon! Continue »

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Patrick Dallas

April 25th—May 23rd

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

Cultural Humility 2: Unearthing Social Bias and the Ground of Vibrant Community

with Shastri Charlene Leung & Miriam Hall

April 28th

Do you long for a more inclusive Shambhala community? What is missing? What parts of yourself do you feel you have to leave at the door when you come to Shambhala? Continue »

Discussion Group Leader Training II for Beginning and Advanced Teacher Leaders

with Robert Pressnall

April 29th

"We are all teachers and we are all students." - Sakyong Mipham Continue »