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 →

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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

Mind Beyond Death - a book study

with Susan Engel

March 14th—May 2nd

"With profound understanding of the Western mind and warm informality, Dzogchen Ponlop makes the mysterious Tibetan teachings on the bardos - the intervals of life, death, and beyond - completely available to the modern reader." Continue »

The Way of Shambhala: Meditation in Everyday Life

March 15th—April 12th

Deepen your practice and understanding of meditation with this five-week evening course that focuses on integrating meditation into day-to-day life. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

March 29th—April 26th

A Five Week Interactive Course Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

April 1st

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

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of a Warrior

with Patrick Dallas

April 28th—April 30th

In the Level II weekend program, we focus on deepening the meditation practice through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. Continue »