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.

Visit Shambhala International for more information on these teachings and lineage.

The Main Shrine Room at the Minneapolis Shambhala Center.

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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

Joy in Everyday Life ONLINE

with Steven Anderson

January 12th—February 16th

In this course, we explore the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion toward others, and through these, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Continue »

Hinayana:The Third Noble Truth *via Zoom*

with Ann Tyndall

January 13th—February 10th

This is the 4th in a series of five courses exploring the profundity of the Hinayana teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. Continue »

Small Group Sitting at the Center

January 31st

“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 »

Small Group Sitting at the Center

February 7th

“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 »

Small Group Sitting at the Center

February 21st

“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 »

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    The inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, brought an unexpected new poet to the stage:  Amanda Gorman.  Her powerful reading of her poem “The Hill We Climb” has inspired countless people this week, including Shambhalians. Many lines in the poem were striking.  From a Shambhala perspective, her ending was spot-on: … Continue