Special Announcement: Monday, February 8, 2016: Meditation practice and Young Wisdom are cancelled this evening due to inclement weather.

Welcome!

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.

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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.

Our center offers a rich array of weekly ongoing offerings free to the public. No prior meditation experience required to attend. Most programs offer meditation instruction upon request. All are welcome. Visit our monthly calendar for a full listing of programs.

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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 →

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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

Karma and the Twelve Nidanas

with Michael Kern & Ravenna Michalsen

January 19th—March 1st

The notion of karma is central to an understanding of Buddhism. What is this energy of habitual patterns we have been developing for so long? Continue »

Wednesday Open House - Enriching Presence

with Frank Ryan

February 17th

Enriching Presence Continue »

Wednesday Open House - Working with Fear

with Mark Bianchi

February 24th

Working with Fear Continue »

Wednesday Open House - Synchronizing Mind and Body: The Meditative Path

with Susan Ryan

March 2nd

Senior student, Susan Ryan, will present a short talk, "Synchronizing Mind and Body: The Meditative Path," followed by questions and answers and a short reception. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level V - Open Sky

with Frank Ryan

March 4th—March 6th

The culmination of the Shambhala Training Levels, Level V teaches us to continue to sharpen our awareness, allowing us to find the open, clear sky of mind which is a source of wisdom and uplifted energy. When we trust our nature enough, we are able to let Continue »