Important Information about changes due to Covid-19

To protect our members and the attending public, we are closing the Center until the end of the month. We are working on providing virtual meetings for our weekly Wednesday Night Dharma  Talks and  affinity groups such as Heart of Recovery and Queer Dharma. Please check the front page of the website –  we will update and advise regularly as to what programs are happening and how to attend. Be safe and stay well!

New Haven Shambhala Center Aspiration and Commitment

At the New Haven Shambhala Center, we strive to provide a safe, supportive and respectful environment for the practice and study of the Buddhist and Shambhala teachings. We are heartbroken, saddened, confused and angry over the accounts of sexual misconduct and abuse of power by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Shambhala’s lineage holder, and other senior teachers in Shambhala. We remain committed to supporting anyone interested in the practice of meditation, the study of Buddhism, and the development of a community that embodies the principles of a genuinely enlightened and compassionate society.

SMCNH Shrine Room

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.

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

Invocation for Raising Windhorse

with Frank Ryan

June 30th—July 28th

This five week online course will focus on the inner meaning of the “Invocation for Raising Windhorse” chant which was composed by the great Shambhala/Nyingma master, Ju Jamgön Mipham Gyatso (1846-1912). Continue »

Level 1: The Art of Being Human

with Richard Sylvester

July 10th—July 11th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of basic goodness. This introductory program will explore the practice of meditation. Continue »