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Special Announcement, Thursday, November 15, 2018: Heart of Recovery is canceled tonight due to the winter storm. Stay safe out there!

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. 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.

SMCNH Shrine Room

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.

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

Meditation In Everyday Life

with Michael Kern & Debra Drexler

November 27th—December 18th

Learn to Meditate! Just in time to find sanity in the busy holiday season, the New Haven Shambhala Center will be offering the introductory Meditation in Everyday Life class on 4 consecutive Tuesday evenings. Continue »

Sitting for Society: 2018 Shambhala Meditation Center of New Haven Sit-A-Thon

December 9th

Join us for this quiet day of meditation in our community, an opportunity sit for up to twelve hours. Our Sit-A-Thon is a fundraiser to provide support for the Shambhala Meditation Center of New Haven. Continue »