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

Introduction to Meditation

December 1st

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

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Ann Tyndall

December 8th—December 9th

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 »

Children's Day

December 16th

Children’s Day in Shambhala is a winter solstice celebration for all. Continue »

The Sacred Path: Drala

with Shastri Mark Blumenfeld

January 25th—January 27th (2019)

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. Continue »

Radical Responsibility: The Path of Authentic Relationships

with Acharya Fleet Maull

March 22nd—March 24th (2019)

A Transformative Weekend Program Continue »