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

Mindful Eating: Joining Heaven and Earth at the Meal Table

with Sandy Doubek

June 3rd—July 8th

Marcella Friel brings together spiritual teachings and practical tools to experientially transform food. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life via Zoom

with Scott Kamilar & Steven Anderson

June 16th—July 14th

Introductory course to meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Ann Tyndall & Susan Engel

June 27th—June 28th

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

Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor Training

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes & Jeffrey Scott

August 14th—August 20th

An opportunity to deepen your understanding of the Way of Shambhala Path and train in working with students on that path. Continue »