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

Mamo Chants

with Catherine Yates

February 13th—February 22nd

The period of ten days preceding Shambhala Day is referred to as the “don season,” because losses of mindfulness may be more common. In the don season, we increase our practice. Please join us for the practice of mamo chants every evening at 6:30 PM. Continue »

Fresh Start

with Frank Ryan

February 26th

Fresh Start with Frank Ryan Continue »

Meditation in Action

with Susan Ryan

March 4th

Meditation in Action with Susan Ryan Continue »

2020 Shambhala Meditation Center of New Haven Sit-A-Thon

March 8th

Join us for this quiet day of meditation in our community, an opportunity to sit one, two or all nine. Make your intention known to those you ask for a pledge in your personal page. Continue »