“Sangha” is the Sanskrit term for “community of practitioners” – one of the three jewels of Buddhism. This Shambhala Meditation Center is home to a community of practitioners who share a connection to meditation and the aspiration to realize a more wakeful, sane society. Friends and members of the Shambhala Center are welcome to attend celebrations, practice events, meetings and gatherings of special interest groups.

The Shambhala Center of Minneapolis is part of an international community of 165 meditation centers founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Shambhala Buddhist path, unique in the world of Western Buddhism, combines the teachings of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism with the Shambhala view of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world.

Programs in Buddhist teachings, meditation and other contemplative disciplines are offered as well as free individual meditation instruction.

Community Events

Shambhala Day Community Celebration

March 6th

Shambhala Day - Welcoming the Tibetan New Year Continue »

May Community Gathering

May 1st

A community gathering with sitting, group discussion and lunch. Continue »

Midsummer's Day Community Celebration

June 18th

Midsummer's Day - A Community Celebration of the Summer Solstice Continue »

Harvest of Peace Community Celebration

September 25th

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