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

July 1st

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

Joy in Everyday Life

July 11th—August 8th

Explore genuine, joyful energy in this five week course. Continue »

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

with Paul Libersher

July 12th—September 13th

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

Introduction to Meditation

August 5th

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