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.


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The Durham Shambhala Meditation Center (located at 733 Rutherford Street, Durham, NC) offers 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.



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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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Featured Programs

Joy in Everyday Life

with Tekla Jachimiak & Tim Struttmann

February 24th—March 24th - Date cancelled

Joy in Everyday Life

with Tekla Jachimiak & Tim Struttmann

March 3rd—March 31st

Milarepa Day

March 7th

Kyudo Weekend

with Ken Rawie & Jim Katz

March 13th—March 15th - Date cancelled

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Shastri Tom Brothers

March 20th—March 22nd