Spark Your Heart and Mind Through the Practice of Meditation

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.


NoteJoin our Shambhala Sit-a-thon, April 23 & 24, to raise money for our beautiful new meditation hall!
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The Durham Shambhala Meditation Center (located at 733 Rutherford Street, Durham, NC) offers free meditation instruction, regular practice sessions and a variety of classes and weekend retreats for new and experienced practitioners. Our community welcomes people from all walks of life, traditions and religions. Learn more about us.



Featured Programs

Fearlessness in Everyday Life - New Dates!

with Susan Gaylord

April 26th—May 24th

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Tekla Jachimiak

May 2nd—May 21st

Graceful Exit: Preparing for a Good Death

with Andrew Holecek

May 13th—May 15th

Lojong Study Group

with Shastri Tom Brothers & Kerry Haggerty

May 22nd

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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 →

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