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. We are located in Northeast Minneapolis.

COVID-19 outbreak:  We offer some small group gatherings, including Sunday sitting with meditation instruction, at our Center under social distancing guidelines and safety protocols. Registration is requested for Sunday sitting at this time. We continue to offer other classes and discussion groups via Zoom.

To see program details and to register, see Programs and Ongoing Offerings and our monthly calendar.


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.

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. Learn about our vision, lineage & community.

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

with Paul Libersher

July 10th

Introductory course, open to all. Continue »


with Wanda Davies

August 22nd

Join us for a day of sitting and walking meditation. Continue »

Ikebana Sogetsu

September 18th—October 9th

The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement - Ikebana Continue »

Harvest of Peace Community Celebration

September 26th

Harvest of Peace - A Celebration of the Fall Equinox Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Ann Tyndall

October 16th—October 17th

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

Recent News

  • May 2021 Newsletter

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