Important Information about changes due to Covid-19

To protect our members and the attending public, we are closing the Center until further notice. We are providing virtual meetings for our weekly Wednesday Night Dharma Talks, Heart of Recovery and Queer dharma groups.  Our on-line meditation, classes, and groups are benefitting many individuals facing loneliness and isolation.  Please join us, and as always, we are still offering free meditation instruction from a qualified meditation instructor or meditation guide.

New Haven Shambhala Center Aspiration and Commitment

At the Shambhala Meditation Center of New Haven, we strive to provide a safe, supportive and respectful environment for the practice and study of the Buddhist and Shambhala teachings and meditation.  We applaud and fully support all of our new care and conduct polices which can be found at the code of conduct hub.   Please familiarize yourself with these polices and resources. Creating a safe space is everyone’s responsibility.  This means being mindful of one’s own conduct and watchful for any impropriety outlined in our policies.

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. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

Ongoing Offerings

Our center 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.  Free meditation instruction available from a qualified meditation instructor or meditation guide. More →

Featured Programs

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior - Part I

with Jill Sarkady

April 6th—May 25th

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Part I only. A secular approach to bringing self-love (or maitri), gentle fearlessness and compassion into our day-to-day activities. Continue »