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ONGOING EVENTS (Click here for more details)

Sunday Meditation Practice is held every Sunday from 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM. 

Queer Dharma, for people working with the experience and concerns of LGBTQI, is held every Sunday from 7:30 to 9:00 PM.

Monday Evening Meditation Practice is held every Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.

Young Wisdom, for people in their 20s and 30s, is held every Monday from 8:00 to 9:00 PM.

Wednesday Open House is held every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:00. A senior student will present a short talk on a topic related to meditation and daily life from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition followed by Q & A.

Heart of Recovery, bringing together Buddhist meditation practice and the Twelve Steps, is held every Thursday from 7:30 to 9:00 PM.

Free Meditation Instruction is available at all Ongoing Events, unless otherwise announced.  Available to the public, individually or in a group.


The Shambhala Meditation Center in New Haven is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  Our center offers ongoing training in meditation and study of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.

The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche and the Sakyong Wangmo, Khandro Tseyang Palmo

As part of Shambhala International, the Shambhala Meditation Center in New Haven offers practice and study in the lineage of Shambhala Buddhism, unique in the world of Western Buddhism.  This lineage combines the teachings of the Kagyü and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism and the Shambhala view of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world. 


For Members only: Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana, each Full Moon day (unless noted otherwise).

Joy In Everyday Life, Five Tuesday evenings, Oct 13th to Nov. 10th

Shambhala Training Level IV - Awakened Heart, No. 13 -15, 21015

See program listings for more details and to register.



Photo by Robert J. Jimenez









Upcoming Programs:

Joy in Everyday Life
October 13th - November 10th
A five session class which complements Levels III and IV of Shambhala Training. As our practice expands, we begin to discover confidence in basic goodness and the personal energy to go forward on the journey.
more info

Fall Arts' Night
October 17th
Fall Arts Night October 17th Please come out to enjoy the show by our talented friends with performances of music and poetry and visual art displays at the Center.
more info

Shambhala Training Level IV - Awakened Heart
November 13th - November 15th
Daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness & curiosity. Trusting in basic goodness, we can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness.
more info

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