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

COVID-19 outbreak:  We are now offering some small group gatherings at the center under social distancing guidelines and safety protocols.  We continue to offer classes and discussion groups via zoom.   See a description of these at  Programs and Ongoing Offerings

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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

Contentment in Everyday Life Via Zoom

with Steven Anderson & Steven Anderson

October 6th—November 10th

This five-week evening course looks at how contentment is often hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences. Continue »

Hinayana:The Third Noble Truth *via Zoom*

with Ann Tyndall

October 21st—December 2nd

This is the third in a series of five courses exploring the profundity of the Hinayana teachings of the Buddha. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Viki Adducci & Connie Brock

November 6th—November 7th

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

Small Group Sitting at the Center

November 15th

“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 »