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: During this time our center is closed.  But we are offering several opportunities 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 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

Meditation in Everyday Life via Zoom

with Scott Kamilar & Steven Anderson

June 16th—July 14th

Introductory course to meditation. Continue »

Small Group Sunday Sitting

July 19th

"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 »

Hinayana:The Second Noble Truth *via Zoom*

with Ann Tyndall

July 28th—September 8th

Via Zoom. An exploration of the Hinayana Buddhist teachings through the lens of Shambhala teachings. 7 week class will meet Tuesdays 7-9 starting July 28. Generosity policy applies. Continue »

Introduction to Meditation

with Steven Anderson

August 1st

Introductory course, open to all. Offered the first Saturday of every other month. Continue »