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

What is Karma?

with Michael Kern

January 22nd

What is Karma? with Michael Kern Continue »

It's About Time

with Shastri Richard Sylvester

January 29th

It's About Time with Richard Sylvester Continue »

The Nine Stages of Shamatha Meditation

with Michael Kern & Susan Shuffman

February 1st—February 2nd

The description of the nine stages of shamatha, or mindfulness meditation, offers a roadmap that helps us understand our progression in meditation practice. The nine stages describe the steps through which we discover, awaken and cultivate the inherent st Continue »

Shambhala Culture and How It Relates to the Dharma

with Tai Pimputkar

February 5th

Shambhala Culture and How It Relates to the Dharma with Tai Pimputkar Continue »

The Scholar and the Yogi: Intellect, Intuition and Enlightenment

with Steven Deedon

February 12th

The Scholar and the Yogi: Intellect, Intuition and Enlightenment with Steven Deedon Continue »