“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

Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche - Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Paul Libersher

April 4th

April 4th is the 31st anniversary of the Parinirvana (death of an enlightened being) of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Book Salon: The Lost Art of Good Conversation

April 7th—May 5th

Come join the conversation at our Book Salon! Continue »

Cultural Humility 2: Unearthing Social Bias and the Ground of Vibrant Community

with Shastri Charlene Leung & Miriam Hall

April 28th

Do you long for a more inclusive Shambhala community? What is missing? What parts of yourself do you feel you have to leave at the door when you come to Shambhala? Continue »

Discussion Group Leader Training II for Beginning and Advanced Teacher Leaders

with Robert Pressnall

April 29th

"We are all teachers and we are all students." - Sakyong Mipham Continue »