At the Shambhala Center of Minneapolis, we offer Shambhala Training classes, teachings on Buddhism and Contemplative Arts programs. We have meditation practice with meditation instruction on Sundays. See Programs and Ongoing Offerings and our monthly calendar for program details and to register.

We provide these programs as small in-person groups at our Northeast Minneapolis location, on Zoom and now some hybrid gatherings.

COVID-19 guidance: To protect everyone’s health, please wear a mask and practice social distancing when at our Center.  We will update this request as necessary as guidelines change.


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

Discussions on Death & Dying

with Prof Sue Stephens

September 15th—October 20th

Explore a Buddhist view of death and dying and how we can work with that in our life and preparation for death and dying. Continue »

Ikebana Sogetsu

September 18th—October 9th

The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement - Ikebana 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 »

Sacred Path of the Warrior

with Tom Mccann

October 17th

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

Sacred Path of the Warrior 10/24

with Tom Mccann

October 24th

Sacred Path of the Warrior book study Continue »

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